First up tonight is the Cock of Campbells Bay, who moonlights as the Mayor of North Shore. For all of those not in Auckland, that's in the greater Auckland region. One might then suppose that the COCB might just have the people of greater Auckland in his best interests in matters of tax and things like that. But what's this:
This is brilliant news for Auckland that we will not have to fund our rail electrification, ferry upgrades, integrated ticketing and the Penlink causeway solely from fuel taxes taken within the Auckland region," Mr Williams said.Next up tonight on Stupid Things People Say is naysayer extraordinaire and self-confessed Marxist, Bomber. Let's hear it for the Big Bomb Man:
I would like to extend my thanks to the people from the likes of Gore, Timaru, Hokitika, Waipukurau, Stratford, Opotiki, and Kerikeri for contributing in the future to Auckland' transport woes.Mr Williams said Aucklanders were willing pay their own way out of congestion problems, "but others knew better in Wellington.
While some of our political parties pretend climate change has nothing to do with the pollution...A-ha Bomber! It's no pretence my man. Climate change, if happening, does have nothing to do with pollution as the main greenhouse gas, Co2 isn't a pollutant. Plants live off it!
And finally, last up tonight on this special edition of Stupid Things People Say is Jordan Carter. Jordan thinks this about the economic situation:
What does it all add up to? Export markets contracting in volume terms, prices for our exports falling, and only a long slow recovery at the end of it, no matter what happens. And that is why I am looking with growing incredulity at a New Zealand Government that wants us to think that things might soon turn around.
My fear is the opposite: that we ain't seen nothing yet.
Classic quotes from a man who holds office in the Labour Party. The very same party whose finance minister in the last government said we wouldn't be affected by the global economic crisis!