Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A few more reasons today not to vote Green

1- Granny Herald confirms what I said yesterday: The Greens are barking mad lefty extremists.
2- They're as scheming and unprincipled as anyone else.
3- Even Jim Anderton says their attacks on Fonterra are bonkers.
4- And even theUnited Nations sees the folly in the Green Party's protectionism.
And it's not even lunchtime!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

And as you pointed out yesterday, their policies have helped cause the higher food and fuel prices we see.
The Greenies were behind the government's NAG food polices launched yesterday.
The greens are the enemies of freedom, they are the enemeies of prosperity and though they doubt it they are the enemies of the planet.

pdq

Clunking Fist said...

"UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to immediately suspend or eliminate many price controls and other agricultural trade restrictions to bring down soaring food prices."

My understanding of economics and trade tells me that prices would go down in Japan, US and Europe if they removed tariffs, but go up in the poor countries as more produce was sent to the now-free West.

Oh dear.
Still, those western consumers and african farmers will be pleased. And there's nothing wrong with that: it's just not the intended consequence!
:^)

(word verification "spazd". yep, that's about right)

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Thanks PDQ
Maybe our regulars would ike to ad othe list.
I'm sure we could have a long one.

Clunking Fist said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, another side affect would be French famers flinging poo everywhere, and Japanese and Korean farmers setting fire to their parliaments.

Anonymous said...

Two words: Sue Bradford

emmess said...

>>Oh dear.
Still, those western consumers and african farmers will be pleased. And there's nothing wrong with that: it's just not the intended consequence!
:^)

No your wrong, we in the West would not eat more, or only very little <1%
But prices would fall in the medium term. Innefficient farmers would be put out of business in protected countries, farms would amalgamate and crops that are in demand would be planted. Profits would increase in the third world, meaning there would be more investment and higher yields.