Friday, September 19, 2014

Voting Conundrum - My Final Decision

As a one time only thing I have decided to take David Cunliffe's advice and Vote Positive. Given that I am absolutely positive that a Cunliffe led Labour, Green, Winston First, Government would be a disaster for the country I have decided on two ticks for National. It is just too risky to split my vote this election.

12 comments:

homepaddock said...

Thank you - New Zealand will be better for your choice.

smttc said...

It's the right call pdm.

Noel said...

Pity there is no box "a pox on the lot of them" to tick.
Regardless a no vote is no mandate.

Quintin Hogg said...

Well done.
Voted yesterday.
2 ticks for national

Marc said...

Noel, you can still put a line through all of them - it gets counted as "informal", but still makes a valid political statement. It leaves your right to criticise whoever is elected valid, unlike if you don't bother to vote at all.

WRD said...

I'll be voting "positive" also...my 2 ticks are for the Greens...the only party with any integrity.
WRD

James Stephenson said...

Shame. That makes it more likely that you'll get this year's Gilmore or Hauiti instead of Jamie Whyte.

pdm said...

WRD - putting the words Green and integrity together is not something I would do.

JS - I know but..........

Angry Tory said...

Key borrowed SIXTY BILLION dollars over the last six years. Then he flushed the lot away on welfare.

Given there are around 200,000 nett taxpayers in NZ, that's around $300,000 per nett taxpayer - and the nett taxpayers are of course the only people who're going to be paying it off.

So my siblings and I will be paying back the best part of a million dollars to cover the benefits Key kept paying over the last five years - plus still paying for everything for everyone else.

Vote NATIONAL? - hell no!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

AT
Do you know how much gummint debt was retired during those six years?

Have you burst a blood vessel yet?

Anonymous said...

In Palmerston North the Labour incumbent is about to lose, so I vote for the National Candidate but party vote ACT!

Chris R.

Angry Tory said...

55% of Kiwis just voted for Right Wing parties.
Key has an absolute parliamentary majority under MMP - an absolute mandate for all his policies.

Key's got at least another two terms after this one.

So let's start properly: let's finally get rid of the unions, rid of welfare, rid of leftism in NZ!