This election is about a lot of things – having a plan for the economy, trying to put in long-term solutions to encourage our woeful savings and help investment in productive Kiwi business instead of residential real-estate, helping children out of poverty so that everybody gets a fair start in life and more. But it is also essentially a referendum on just one thing:
Do we want Asset Sales?
Polls suggest 76% of us don’t. But if you vote for John Key and National, that is what you will get.
I’ve had people around the Shore saying they trust John Key. But the one thing you can trust him to do if he remains Prime Minister is Sell Our Assets. And if that’s not what you want him to do, then you must not vote for a party that supports Asset Sales.
Tomorrow, we face a massive, irreversible choice.
You can vote for long-term solutions to New Zealand’s problems, or you can vote for short-term fixes that cause worse problems down the track.
I want the best country I can provide my kids with – a fantastic environment, with good education, health and high-skill high-wage jobs. In a country that still owns something of itself. That’s what I’ll be working for. Will you?