So keen is this left over from the alliance (long dead and putrefied) to attribute death to the ACT Party that he rewrites the party's history and attributes to it the very same evil motives which saw his own party disintegrate - along with every other deluded socialist outfit in the world, from Russia to Britain, Australia and soon The United States.
Here's the first lie:-
Act was founded on the odious principle that human greed is the driving force of human progress and is to be celebrated as some sort of religion.
No Mr McCarten, I think you'll find if you ask people more knowledgeable than I about ACT, the party was founded on principles involving property rights and a person's rightful expectation to be rewarded for initiative and industrious effort. But don't let the truth get in the way of a lying and embittered ex party leader whose party died on him while he was in the saddle. Yes, McCarten is our last living example of political death.
Here's the next lie:-
When Act's gurus, Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson, were running the country they conned the people
To my knowledge Ruth Richardson was a member of the National Party but don't let the facts get in the way of a lying socialist in full flight.
An the next lie:-
It's fitting on Friday there were two policies Act claimed credit for. The first was convincing National to give all employers the unfettered right to sack new employees.
Unfettered eh? Not true. The law is extremely fettered with provisions requiring all sorts of procedures to ensure employees are not dealt with unfairly. But don't let the truth get in the way of a lying trade unionist in full flight.
And here's the last lie, dutifully trotted out at the behest of the Left.
The second was Hide appointing unelected directors to run 70 per cent of Auckland's assets without consultation with the region's mayors, as he'd earlier promised.
Adolf has pointed out in an earlier post that in fact Rodney Hide DID CONSULT with the Auckland mayors. They were asked by him for nominations but failed to respond.
Matt McCarten is the classic case of the bullshitting left winger. A so called champion of the workers who can't get his facts straight, who spends all his working hours dreaming up salacious crap for his newspaper column (paid for by evil capitalists) while his workers who pay his union dues freeze their arses off in Count Down stores around the countryside.