Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The deception of Key and National

It turns out that John Key and the National Party deceived New Zealanders when they declared that the assets they're going to sell off would remain in NZ hands. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked!!

A report from TVNZ’s One News shows that while Key and National have always claimed that as much as 90% of the state-owned assets National will sell off would remain in Kiwi ownership, they pulled the numbers out of their collective arses. As most people at least suspected.

So, John Key and National plan to take assets—things the people of New Zealand already own—and sell them off to foreigners. This isn’t just Tory lunacy, it’s also a massive fraud. And if John Key and National have been deceiving New Zealanders about these assets sales, what else are they being dishonest about?

In last night’s leaders’ debate, Key claimed that Kiwibank will not be sold while he’s prime minister. Putting aside the fact he could be rolled or quit next term, before the last election he also promised not to raise GST, but he did it, anyway. We know they’ve looked into selling-off Kiwibank, so can Key really be trusted on anything he says about asset sales?

On Saturday, I’m voting to change the government.

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