Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, November 25th, 2016 - 11 comments
Categories: bill english, housing, national, useless - Tags: broken by design, privatisation, social housing, state houses, state housing, state housing sell-off
Undeterred by the failure of their state house selloff plans in Invercargill and Horowhenua, the Nats are trying to push ahead with a sale in Christchurch –
Prime Minister John Key’s childhood state house up for sale as Government offers 2500 properties to NGOs
Housing New Zealand is selling off state houses in Christchurch partly because it is increasingly focused on Auckland’s housing shortage, Bill English says.
Because there is no need for state housing in quake-ravaged Christchurch, right!
But the government “had not done a good job” of looking after its housing stock, he said.
“Taxpayers own one in every 16 houses in New Zealand, and when you drive around you can tell which ones are ours.”
English is admitting that his government hasn’t done a good job – that’s refreshing. And you don’t usually see Nat strategy so clearly stated either – under-fund a service, claim it’s broken, privatise it. By design.
The state house in which Prime Minister John Key grew up in is among the HNZ properties being sold.
A powerful symbol of the way this government likes pulling up the ladder that they used behind them.
See the Public Service Association – Christchurch social housing sell-off “heartless” – PSA
2011: "We lived in a state house. I will always be grateful … and I make sure this is reflected in the policies I sign off on as PM"
— Clint Smith (@ClintVSmith) November 24, 2016