Walker/Boag. "What did we do wrong. Senior members of the party leak private details for political advantage whenever they feel like it". "Why us getting thrown to the wolves?". "It was OK for Bennett".
Doing a comprehensive study before committing billions to a transport project is simple common sense. Unlike just, "build more roads".
They wouldn't get any votes if they did.
You have to add the pressure from 300 000 temporary visa holders and 3 million tourist arrivals to that mix also. Examplified by the addition of former air b and b's to the available housing stock.
You have rather outed yourself there Paddington. "Consumer countries'. Suggests your business is parasitic rather than symbiotic. One of the many businesses who take advantage of both the functional economy, Government support and higher wages of the ...
Tiger Mountain. You think tradespeople and small businesses in general aren't constantly asked to donate or do cheap or free work for charity or their community? Many things in our community have been achieved by donated work by tradies. Including from me.
Graeme's comment at 5.1. I understand that addressing commercial leaseholders difficulties has been on the table. Held up by some snags. Including NZ first and the banks, but also how do you help out genuinely distressed leases without allowing some big ...
At their best, National can be reasonably competent middle managers of the things that others have built. Showing the background of many of them. It has been disastrous when they have tried to do any more than that. Attacking other parties policies without...
I don't see that. What I see is the Greens bending over, often too far in my opinion, to gain consensus and compromise. Compromising what is otherwise good advance in welfare policy, by accepting Labour's refusal to allow CGT, is an example.
National's plan. Build more roads. Sell something. And. Tax cuts. (User charges, GST and fees "are not taxes", apparently). Same plan they had since 92.
National has a plan. They are just waiting for their owners to tell them what it is.
So. They should pay some software outfit billions for a system that doesn't work?. Like ke we haven't seen that before!
Apart from the general issues with "Free trade agreements" and the extension of global corporate power. ..
Exactly. That is what the oft misquoted right wing guru, Adam Smith also said.
Income taxes do the same. I pay the same no matter how many people I'm supporting.
Wealth taxes are disappearing around the world for the simple reason that the wealthy, who are able to buy the Government they want, are opposed to them. There was no other reason to remove inheritance taxes, to name just one NZ example.
Those in the rural sector who have such fantasies, will soon find out what happens without the support of the rest of us who actually pay the taxes they don't, to pay for the services and infrastructure they depend on.
Yes I do to. And the reason we vote for the Greens is that we are not willing to throw our fellows, or our common environment, under a bus so we can pay a little less taxes.
Only if you believe giving those at the bottom enough to live on is a "negative drag on the economy". In fact the evidence shows the opposite. Successful economies have high taxes on the wealthy and higher incomes at the bottom.
It is obviously second best, but with the best option, CGT, off the table for now, another Labour own goal to appease people who will never vote for them, we have to try something else. I don't like that part for the same reason I don't like TOP's proposal...
I don't think the sort of person who would rather pay $10 000 to an accountant, to avoid paying $10 000 to help out people who need it, are ever going to vote for the Greens. You forget property owners have had huge tax cuts, and capital gains, since the ...
Bull. It is the dishonest opposition to the Greens that have bought it on us. I don't see an answer unless we can get rid of the dishonesty and self interest exhibited from so many in the media and the other parties, who comment on Green policies. Not ...
Wayne thanks for confirming what I've always considered the case. Nationals constituency are the greedy and self centred. They will never vote for the Greens, so why should we pander to them.
How can the Greens "control the narrative" when most of the avenues of publication are actively hostile. Even Adern and Blomfield found that being as accurate as they could be for an hour each day, was spun and lied about by the right wing media.
Here lies the problem. Even the comfortable middle class "Chardonnay Socialists" on The Standard who constantly talk about "doing something about poverty" go into conniptions when any mention is made of them paying a little for it. In fact we that have a ...
11.2 percent unemployed in 91. The result of daft Government policies, not Covid. But it shows we have had worse than now.
Won't work. The overseas students come here for the residency carrot, not education, for most of them. The "bums on seats" business model for education, is not good enough to compete with really good distance learning on offer from elsewhere.
Like that is going to work. Already seen first hand, how the subsidy for long term unemployed, works, combined with the ninety day rule, with employers like fast food, hospitality and crop picking. Some trade employers may use it honestly, but I think ...
Certainly agree there. In fact, making housing more affordable, could be more effective than a welfare raise. Without addressing housing, raises in welfare payments are likely to go straight to banks and landlords, profits. As you have said, and as we've ...
I doubt it will have that effect. Not when so many are soon to get a first hand view of what it is really like, to depend on welfare.