Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Voters Need to Know.



Before they can cast an informed vote, our democracy depends on it.

Before the 2011 election Dunne had some policy that emerged from his association with a hunting lobby otherwise it was all about him and his bouffant adornment and proven ability to bat for either side.
Act had a rather harder line on Law and Order some Charter school policy and a pinch of lower personal tax initiatives around smaller government, not a bottom line in sight

Basically nothing vastly at odds with the policy direction of National members to the right of the spectrum.

Mr c has kept pretty staunch on leaving what the tails intending to wag the dog want, until post election.
All very fine around the socialist dogma that underpins all his potential coalition partners where only degree is at issue.

However, over basic policy gulfs that are emerging between Internet/Mana, the Melons and yesterdays declaration by the little old guy from St Mary's Bay over his clear refusal to serve with any party elected on race based rules, it is now apparent Mr c needs to deliver some indications as to where his and presumably his caucus stance actually is.
On where his at present larger party will stand in line with his very oft used phrase around "any government I lead".

Quantitative Easing or printing money to give it the more understandable terminology.
Harry, Hone, Wussel and Met seem comfortable with all the ramification that will emerge as byproduct and if spending promises continue emerging for the next 55 days it will be the only believable way forward for the Hydra.

Power pricing and marketing has a clear and integrated position as to where the two major hydra partners stand

Taxing 'rich pricks' you betcha, nothing to  discus there except for the elephant in the room that is it will have to reach down  into the middle working New Zealand to be of any use in delivering any significant revenue. The mythical rich prick will include down how close to those on the minimum wage who are now included in the description last time the socialists ordained 60k pa as liable, at present almost equal to two people working 40 hrs on the Minimum wage, $59 280.

Deep Sea Drilling, Mr c's mob apparently wish to continue it with more compliance safeguards, The Melons and Hone implacably opposed.
At present ranked 4th in export value for the nation the future of this industry is vital so are we going to grow it or ban it.

Dairy way out in front for income of NZ Inc, the Melons want to constrain it severely, so how much are Mr c and the remainder of the Hydra willing to concede.
They need to enlighten the voter where they stand in wanting vastly increased welfare  in the face of consigning the major generator to significantly reduced taxable options.

The Reserve Bank Act, again many varying degrees of intent yet do any of the Hydra have sufficient knowledge around basic economics and the market to agree on a coherent policy.

National are in a position of strength in these matters in that they have a record of working with the docked tails to give a semblance of unity and stability due to the dominance of numbers among those contributing, plus the surplus MPs creating C & S.
The only hiccup in the last six years occurred over reform of the RMA.

A potential Hydra with say 60% NZLP, 30% Melon and the other 10% politically more moronic, who would know


The 5% in the center of the pendulum swing need to know!

3 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

National are in a position of strength in these matters in that they...

...will most likely be dependent on Winston First to form a government, which doesn't look like any kind of strength to me. In fact, Winston has been so toxic to previous governments he's participated in, that Key has repeatedly said there was no place for him in a National-led government - leading to gushing Kiwiblog posts about Key's integrity, and the lack thereof in Labour for refusing to rule out working with NZ First. Time wounds all heels...

The Veteran said...

PM ... maybe but I would suggest a more likely scenario is a coalition of National + ACT + UF.

I can't see the Maori Party retaining any of their seats (pity because they deserve to having achieved runs on the board for Maoridom) but the reality is that the Maori Roll has become increasingly the preserve of John Frum believers and the Mana Party is of the Cargo Cult variety.

Picking the Conservatives at 3-4% which means those votes become wasted and, along with the other wasted votes, should push the 'try line' percentage to something around the 47% mark.

In that scenario I can't see JK reaching out to Winston First ... doesn't need to and, in three years time, its a moot point as to whether they will still be around.

Sorry to rain on your parade.

Edward the Confessor said...

"The mythical rich prick will include down how close to those on the minimum wage who are now included in the description last time the socialists ordained 60k pa as liable, at present almost equal to two people working 40 hrs on the Minimum wage, $59 280."

Ummm, yeah, income tax rates are calculated on individual earnings and the threshold in Labour's policy is $150k, so as usual you have no point to make.