Green Party continues to push Government
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 8:30a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The Green Party is ending this year on a high with polls showing it could possibly form a government with the Labour Party.
Co-leader Metiria Turei is buoyed by the party’s form, personally rating it as high as a 10 out of 10.
It is continuing the platform which saw it succeed in 2012 – attacking the Government – by criticising increases to petrol tax and road user charges announced yesterday.
“It’s because they’ve failed to manage the economy, they’ve failed to really invest in job creation, we have a current account deficit that’s getting worse, they have a very wafer-thin surplus that they’re so hellbent on getting they’re going to make householders pay for it,” party co-leader Metiria Turei told Firstline this morning.
It was also announced yesterday MPs will be receiving a pay rise.
Ms Turei would not rule out taking a pay rise, saying her decision to accept or decline comes down to her family.
“It is an issue that MPs' families are the ones who are responsible for these decisions, and I’ll talk with my family about that decision,” she says.
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19/12/2012 9:38:18 p.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
Greens Co-Leader Metiria Turei personally rating the Greens high polling at 10/10 and suggesting that they and Labour could form the next Government can only be good news for John Key as he takes his overseas holiday. The future prospect & image of Russell Norman as Minister of Finance turning the handle of the money printing press, filling wheel barrow loads of this free, valueless, depreciating resource for everyone should bring back some sanity to the electorate who I believe is looking for an alternative to the Nats, but as of today there clearly isn’t any party putting their hand up to effectively manage our economy any better in this financially troubled world.
19/12/2012 11:27:15 a.m.
Died laughing reading this. Do the Greens really believe for one second that they have the first clue about how to run an economy? NZ would have been a basket case if this crowd had been in charge over the last five years.
19/12/2012 10:49:19 a.m.
Mike B wrote:
Double standards Metiria Turei! Knock anything and everything the government does and when you are asked to make a sacrifice, you suddenly want to refer it to your family!!!! We really need leaders like this to run our country. All decisions that need to be made will be referred to their family first. No opposition to National is not a good thing, can someone with half a brain please step up and give National something to think about.
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