Monday, November 9, 2009

Accountability no favourite of the Left

If you're accountable there cannot be secrets. So what's Idiot/Savant going on about?
But I forget: National and ACT's NeoLiberal ideologues don't think they have to be honest with the public, any more than they feel a need to consult us or expose their plans to proper democratic scrutiny. Deceit and urgency is simply their preferred modus operandi, to better ram through unpopular changes beneficial to their wealthy backers. As for the rest of us, we apparently don't count.
All you have to do is read the DIA website:
The Minister of Local Government has directed the Department of Internal Affairs to post the Cabinet papers and minutes on the Government's decisions in response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance on its website. These papers are released consistent with the Official Information Act 1982.
The latest papers are dated 14 October, 19 October and 5 November. They're a few weeks old. As I said on Red Alert today:

And how do you know of these papers/ideas Mr Twyford?

Hide is releasing these papers without request for transparency and accountability reasons. You should congratulate him for that. He could stonewall them for months if he wanted, like Labour frequently did during its last nine years.

The Left cannot win on the ideas so they lie, smear and create subterfuge around so-called "secret privitisation agendas".

To answer the question whether Hide had a "secret" privitisation agenda, all they had to do was ask him.
Of course I'm in favour of privatisation, I don't see why we should have government trying to run a business, businesses run businesses and they do a far better job at managing capital and customers and all those things, you have competition and choice, of course I favour privatisation, unfortunately the ACT Party only got sufficient votes to have five MPs and the Prime Minister said it's off the agenda, but you know I love privatisation because I think government should concentrate on being government, as soon as it starts to try and run a business it's a disaster.
Now that we've read all this, it's worth revisiting Idiot/Savant again:
But I forget: National and ACT's NeoLiberal ideologues don't think they have to be honest with the public, any more than they feel a need to consult us or expose their plans to proper democratic scrutiny. Deceit and urgency is simply their preferred modus operandi, to better ram through unpopular changes beneficial to their wealthy backers. As for the rest of us, we apparently don't count.
Amazing.

4 comments:

pdm said...

er - that is probably why he has Idiot in his name. He has just confirmed that he is an idiot.

Charmaine said...

pdm beat me to it. I first encountered idiot/savant on Colin Espiners blog when I was a bit of a political blog virgin. I remember reading some of his stuff and thought "is this guy for real or is he just some first semester polisci student trying to stir us up as no one could be that dumb" I came to realise he was.

Anonymous said...

Which part of "We will use all means necessary to beat Australia's per-capita income by 2025" didn't those fuckers understand?

National's only secret agenda was actually doing nothing.

Just my opinion said...

I/S aka MH surely lives up to his name. He has not allowed comments on his blog because he knows he would be publicly slayed for them.

And yet people read AND link to him.