Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sick of the Nanny State and MMP

While Winston swims in scandals, Garth George at the Herald reminds us of other reasons to dump Dear Leader and her government.
He thinks thecall is so strong from the wider populace that tis explains why MMP may deliver an FPP result, with National getting over 50% of the vote, as shown in so many recent polls.
New Zealanders have had a gutsful of Labour's socialist nanny state, but because we've also had a gutsful of MMP.
We gag at the obnoxious wheeling and dealing that goes into forming minority government coalitions; and we cringe when we see the compromises which such coalitions entail, and the paucity of decisive governance.
What makes it worse is that this constant political expediency is not employed for the good of the country, but so that politicians can keep their greedy fingers on the levers of power.
And he continues:
The most outrageous example of this, of course, was the appointment of Winston Peters as Treasurer (albeit briefly) by Jim Bolger's minority National Government and this minority Labour Government's appointment of him as outside-Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs.
George then noted various promises from Key.
However, of all the valid reasons given by Mr Key for us to elect a National government, this was the clincher: "The only time we've won the rugby World Cup we had a male Prime Minister."


Anonymous said...

Right on, Garth. And so say all of us! Nanny State, MMP and hard-core anti-male, hard-core feminist rule. A PM who is a control freak, dishonest and desperate for power. Watch out, Mr Key, they will do 'whatever it takes', no matter what.

Anonymous said...

To all those who ask what is the difference between Labour & National: how about this:

This would be dealt with by a natural attrition of between 14 and 20 per cent a year.

Yep - firing one in five civil servants per year, every year!

Sounds like a real fucking big difference to me!

New Zealanders have had a gutsful of Labour's socialist nanny state, but because we've also had a gutsful of MMP

Hell Yeah! which is also why National needs a clear and comprehensive policy on this - no nambly-pambly royal comission on enquiry: just do what needs to be done:

* investigate election theft and corruption in 2002, 2005 & 2008 elections - all tainted politicians and parties to be banned

* remove unions from political participation (or indeed any other participation)

* ban all taxpayer & government spending on campaigning or support, especially for opposition parties.

* choose a real electorate system - like geographically proportionate FPP with a property (or income) qualification.