Wed, 05 Sep 2012 9:28a.m.
While Prime Minister John Key may have ruled out a national hui on water rights, it seems Maori leaders have not.
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6/09/2012 6:39:42 p.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
QUOTE: "Mr Shearer thinks the Government should abandon its asset sales plan.“The Government should put it aside and say ‘let’s get on with growing New Zealand’,” he says, “This is an absolute disaster, and John Key can talk it up as much as he likes… but actually that puts him into a corner.”Here we go again, Mr Shearer, leader of the Labour Party who sold 660,000 hectares of land to foreignors when Labour were Government for nine years.Labour - going back to David Lange, Roger Douglas and Richard Prebble sold Billions of dollars worth of State owned Assets to foreignors - Yes LABOUR started the Asset sales. It is this type of hypocracy from Labour that the electorate will always remember. What was Okay for them is not now Okay for the National Party. Last year Nationals election platform was on the sale of 49% of some state assets. Labours promise was to introduce a Capital gains tax, remove the GST off healthy food and raise the age of pension entitlement. At election time the electorate looked at what was on offer and voted the Nats back in by around 2 to 1 votes to Labour.The ELECTION RESULT is the only referendum that counts, not these useless 'Stop Asset Sales' referendums organised by Labour, their Unions, Mana, NZ First and the Green Party.The sale of state assets may not go ahead because of a number of commercial reasons, but National were given a clear mandate compared to Labour. The rest of the opposition parties got so little because they offered nothing.
6/09/2012 9:16:38 a.m.
The real issue not being addressed is the fact that The National Governments $16 billion p.a. tax cuts for the rich or top 10% of earners and not overseas factors are a major contributor underlining the proposed asset sales along with the increase in GST to 15% and cutbacks in educational and healt expenditure and the restriction of wage rises to less than 1%.
Government measures, fiscal mismanagement and reduction in our spending capacty far from improving the economy are a direct cause of the massive increase in unemployment that we are experiencing and a direct cause of the increase in economic hardship that 90% of us are presently experiencing.
Clearly the time has come to end the rort and to expose it for what it is.
5/09/2012 6:32:24 p.m.
why is it that Maoris think they are different from everyone else. why cant we all be New Zealanders? I think it is greed that sets them apart from the New Zealanders, they have all this publicity lately, having huis and etc. maybe it is time the rest of us non maori started making some noise and say "the treaty has dragged on long enough we are all New Zealanders", and one country.
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