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New Zealand Politics Phil Goff versus John Key 2011

Giving New Zealand Politics A Go.
Right Wing Politics Benefit The Rich.
Giving Right Wing Politics The Ditch.
The Minister of Finance, Bill English, has obviously caught John Key’s linguistic affliction: He spoke briefly on the news last night, telling us that the government will become more “effrishient” because of its intended reduction of government departments.
Who Is The Leader Of The New Zealand Government at present? John Key is currently the leader of the National Party in New Zealand: He has been in charge of things for nearly one term now, but has nevertheless, in that short time, managed to undermine many of the wonderful social and environmental achievements of the previous Labour Party, which Helen Clark led for three terms.
John Key is a multi-millionaire who puts the interests of the wealthy first and foremost. He ignores the needs of the poor and the underprivileged.

It was John Key and his National Party who insisted that it was ‘ time for a change’, to get the Labour Party out, and themselves, the ‘effrishient’ National Party, into power. Alas, most New Zealanders obviously believed him.

John Key initially used his poor and humble beginnings as part of a political manouvre to win the votes of the ‘underclasses’, however, he actually displays no concern or empathy for poor people, and he himself is far from poor.
Although extremely wealthy, he has just given himself a government wage increase of $1000 a week. It is not a case of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – this is a case of privilege fuelling greed, whilst he happily ignores the less fortunate.
Minimum Wage Increase is a Sham: John Key is the man who has, quite audaciously, and insultingly, just given a wage increase of 25 cents to poor workers on the minimum wage. This brings their wages up to, a still paltry, $13.00 an hour. before tax.
Rents and food are so hideously expensive in New Zealand, that a 40 hour week job will barely pay one person’s rent and food, let alone those of a family.

GST Tax On Essential Food Items: Now the National government has attached GST, a special tax, on all essential food items.
Sale of Public Assets: This National Government wants to sell public assets: Some of our electricity firms will be put up for grabs if John Key has his way. Mines, forests, all are at risk whilst the National Party people are in control.

As pointed out in the Herald yesterday, 9th February, 2011, the practice of selling off assets in order to pay debt is like selling your house to pay the mortgage.

We should resist the temptation to sell off any more assets, for the sake of a ‘quick fix’ – these measures are only temporary solutions to an ongoing problem. We have to learn how to MANAGE what is left of our assets, and learn how to benefit from their profits, so that the people of New Zealand may be enrichened thereby.

Already, many of our valuable assets now belong to overseas companies, which means that profits go out of our country. This cycle of sending off profits overseas to big corporations means that the wealth our assets should be providing for us are enjoyed by overseas companies: The money is not around to be circulated amongst us. This sad state of affairs keeps the majority of New Zealanders poor.

Promises, Promises, and More Promises: This National Party leader camped it up, as he minced down a cat-walk a few days ago, promoting a new outfit for fans to wear at a rugby game: Frivolous, insensitive, and culturally bereft: was he imitating a gay person? – or downgrading the female models? Although tame by the standards of the indulgent and socially irresponsible excesses of the Italian Prime Minister, Berlusconi, the demonstration showed the fickle side of John Key.
Surely there should be far more serious things for our Prime Minister to be considering.
Joan Nathan, from McGehan Close, an area regarded as “typical of the ‘growing underclass’ that would be a priority for National”, (yeh, right).. expressed her disappointment in the promises of Prime Minister John Key: She appeared on “Campbell Live” recently. Her comments are also in the New Zealand Herald, February 8th 2011:
Joan’s family was targeted by the Prime Minister in his election campaign in 2007. He visited McGehan Close, and was seen on nation wide TV, pictured with the Nathan family, doing his public relations act.
Joan, three years on, now describes the Prime Minister as a ‘political arsehole’ who has done little to help the poor. “He’s just making everything better for high earners and not the low income ones”, she said………..”Bread, milk, everything that is a basic necessity for us is going to be more expensive”. This is mainly due to the GST tax which the National Government has just applied to essential food items.
About Benefits To Help the Unemployed: Mr Key wants to make social welfare benefits more difficult to get, and has the idea that everyone should be working: The fact is, there are not the jobs out there, so this means he is simply going to make life even more difficult for poor people: They will be humiliated all the more at the Winz offices when they are pressured into wasting time by applying for all those non-existent jobs, and then made to feel inadequate when they do not succeed in getting an imaginary job.

About Aid To The Poor and the Unemployed: The National Party goal of reducing benefits and making a benefit more difficult to get, without ensuring that there are PROPER and PROPERLY PAID JOBS out there, will lead to an acceleration of crime levels, more abuse of alcohol, and more domestic violence. because people will become desperate.

Phil Goff, leader of the Labour Party, impressed this upon us in a speech made earlier this week. Phil Goff takes a responsible and realistic approach to the question of Social Welfare, and the problems which are created when a country does its best to ignore the ‘growing underclass’. Phil Goff recognizes that the poor and the underprivileged must be helped if we wish to have a harmonious society.
Vote For Phil Goff and the Labour Party in the coming election, I say.

Housing Needs Ignored: The National Government is Dismantling the National Housing Scheme: It has already sold off many good houses, assuring us that they will build many more, smaller, houses. But the Housing NZ Corporation which used to attend to people’s urgent housing needs, is now almost defunct. They do not readily take applications, and do their best to put people off getting government assistance for their housing needs. There is a long waiting list for housing – years, in fact.

About Sexism, Equality of the Sexes, Family Violence, and Discrimination: The Prime Minister, National Party John Key, also does nothing to promote the equality of the sexes, and is doing nothing visible to promote non-violence in families:
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the Western world. But John Key, astoundingly, has a weekly interview with Tony Veitch, the TV presenter who was convicted for violating his wife.
This really is a no-brainer on the part of the Prime Minister: Veitch consequently lost his job with TVNZ because of the domestic violence allegations, but has been reinstated to some extent. He HAD to go, because TVNZ were running ads for a non-violence campaign which said: “IT IS NOT OK”…to hit your wife, or your partner, or your kids, or anyone else.

Everybody deserves a second chance, as we all know, but it is simply not prudent for anyone with any social conscience, let alone a Prime Minister, to be supporting the likes of Tony Veitch by appearing weekly on his show. Considering Tony Veitch’s history of violence, these weekly appearances give the impression that John Key is not at all concerned about domestic violence, or that women are still being treated badly by men in what we consider to be an egalitarian and peaceable society.

Phil Goff, Leader of the Labour Party, would make An Excellent Prime Minister: He has many of the qualities of Helen Clark, his predecessor, in that he is earnest, and well-intentioned as far as his vision goes for improving the lot of the average New Zealander. He speaks from the heart. He is trustworthy, with no private multi-million dollar business interests, such as those of the wealthy John Key, which might divert him from achieving his goals. Phil Goff, you can be sure, will devote his utmost attention to the goals of attaining better living standards, protecting the environment, and improving the social structures, for the benefit of the majority of the people of New Zealand, i.e. the working class.

Our news media here has applauded, until recently, thanks to Campbell Live, almost everything that right-wing John Key does and says, whilst damning the leader of the opposition, Phil Goff.
We are constantly being told that “Phil Goff has not got what it takes” to become Prime Minister. Media coverage of Phil Goff always manages to convey the idea that he does not have leadership qualities, when, in fact, this is far from true.
About two weeks ago, the Weekend Herald, which is the biggest newspaper in New Zealand, devoted a full page to undermining Phil Goff. They could not really find anything tangible to back up their argument, except that Phil Goff dyed his hair: This was supposed to be a mark of weakness on the part of Phil Goff, because he sought to look younger than he is. The implication was that he would not make a good Prime Minister., because he is too worried about his appearance. Well, really?????……….So what, if he dyes his hair? ……….And NO mention was made of the fact that John Key also dyes his hair: John Key’s hair has had a strange reddish look to it for quite a while now…..It really does not matter who chooses to dye their hair, except that I wish to point out that the media, drawing at straws, ‘has it in’ for Phil Goff, whilst they leave their champion, John Key, alone.Giving New Zealand Politics A Go.
Right Wing Politics Benefit The Rich.
Giving Right Wing Politics The Ditch.
The Minister of Finance, Bill English, has obviously caught John Key’s linguistic affliction: He spoke briefly on the news last night, telling us that the government will become more “effrishient” because of its intended reduction of government departments.
Who Is The Leader Of The New Zealand Government at present? John Key is currently the leader of the National Party in New Zealand: He has been in charge of things for nearly one term now, but has nevertheless, in that short time, managed to undermine many of the wonderful social and environmental achievements of the previous Labour Party, which Helen Clark led for three terms.
John Key is a multi-millionaire who puts the interests of the wealthy first and foremost. He ignores the needs of the poor and the underprivileged.

It was John Key and his National Party who insisted that it was ‘ time for a change’, to get the Labour Party out, and themselves, the ‘effrishient’ National Party, into power. Alas, most New Zealanders obviously believed him.

John Key initially used his poor and humble beginnings as part of a political manouvre to win the votes of the ‘underclasses’, however, he actually displays no concern or empathy for poor people, and he himself is far from poor.
Although extremely wealthy, he has just given himself a government wage increase of $1000 a week. It is not a case of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – this is a case of privilege fuelling greed, whilst he happily ignores the less fortunate.
Minimum Wage Increase is a Sham: John Key is the man who has, quite audaciously, and insultingly, just given a wage increase of 25 cents to poor workers on the minimum wage. This brings their wages up to, a still paltry, $13.00 an hour. before tax.
Rents and food are so hideously expensive in New Zealand, that a 40 hour week job will barely pay one person’s rent and food, let alone those of a family.

GST Tax On Essential Food Items: Now the National government has attached GST, a special tax, on all essential food items.
Sale of Public Assets: This National Government wants to sell public assets: Some of our electricity firms will be put up for grabs if John Key has his way. Mines, forests, all are at risk whilst the National Party people are in control.

As pointed out in the Herald yesterday, 9th February, 2011, the practice of selling off assets in order to pay debt is like selling your house to pay the mortgage.

We should resist the temptation to sell off any more assets, for the sake of a ‘quick fix’ – these measures are only temporary solutions to an ongoing problem. We have to learn how to MANAGE what is left of our assets, and learn how to benefit from their profits, so that the people of New Zealand may be enrichened thereby.

Already, many of our valuable assets now belong to overseas companies, which means that profits go out of our country. This cycle of sending off profits overseas to big corporations means that the wealth our assets should be providing for us are enjoyed by overseas companies: The money is not around to be circulated amongst us. This sad state of affairs keeps the majority of New Zealanders poor.

Promises, Promises, and More Promises: This National Party leader camped it up, as he minced down a cat-walk a few days ago, promoting a new outfit for fans to wear at a rugby game: Frivolous, insensitive, and culturally bereft: was he imitating a gay person? – or downgrading the female models? Although tame by the standards of the indulgent and socially irresponsible excesses of the Italian Prime Minister, Berlusconi, the demonstration showed the fickle side of John Key.
Surely there should be far more serious things for our Prime Minister to be considering.
Joan Nathan, from McGehan Close, an area regarded as “typical of the ‘growing underclass’ that would be a priority for National”, (yeh, right).. expressed her disappointment in the promises of Prime Minister John Key: She appeared on “Campbell Live” recently. Her comments are also in the New Zealand Herald, February 8th 2011:
Joan’s family was targeted by the Prime Minister in his election campaign in 2007. He visited McGehan Close, and was seen on nation wide TV, pictured with the Nathan family, doing his public relations act.
Joan, three years on, now describes the Prime Minister as a ‘political arsehole’ who has done little to help the poor. “He’s just making everything better for high earners and not the low income ones”, she said………..”Bread, milk, everything that is a basic necessity for us is going to be more expensive”. This is mainly due to the GST tax which the National Government has just applied to essential food items.
About Benefits To Help the Unemployed: Mr Key wants to make social welfare benefits more difficult to get, and has the idea that everyone should be working: The fact is, there are not the jobs out there, so this means he is simply going to make life even more difficult for poor people: They will be humiliated all the more at the Winz offices when they are pressured into wasting time by applying for all those non-existent jobs, and then made to feel inadequate when they do not succeed in getting an imaginary job.

About Aid To The Poor and the Unemployed: The National Party goal of reducing benefits and making a benefit more difficult to get, without ensuring that there are PROPER and PROPERLY PAID JOBS out there, will lead to an acceleration of crime levels, more abuse of alcohol, and more domestic violence. because people will become desperate.

Phil Goff, leader of the Labour Party, impressed this upon us in a speech made earlier this week. Phil Goff takes a responsible and realistic approach to the question of Social Welfare, and the problems which are created when a country does its best to ignore the ‘growing underclass’. Phil Goff recognizes that the poor and the underprivileged must be helped if we wish to have a harmonious society.
Vote For Phil Goff and the Labour Party in the coming election, I say.

Housing Needs Ignored: The National Government is Dismantling the National Housing Scheme: It has already sold off many good houses, assuring us that they will build many more, smaller, houses. But the Housing NZ Corporation which used to attend to people’s urgent housing needs, is now almost defunct. They do not readily take applications, and do their best to put people off getting government assistance for their housing needs. There is a long waiting list for housing – years, in fact.

About Sexism, Equality of the Sexes, Family Violence, and Discrimination: The Prime Minister, National Party John Key, also does nothing to promote the equality of the sexes, and is doing nothing visible to promote non-violence in families:
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the Western world. But John Key, astoundingly, has a weekly interview with Tony Veitch, the TV presenter who was convicted for violating his wife.
This really is a no-brainer on the part of the Prime Minister: Veitch consequently lost his job with TVNZ because of the domestic violence allegations, but has been reinstated to some extent. He HAD to go, because TVNZ were running ads for a non-violence campaign which said: “IT IS NOT OK”…to hit your wife, or your partner, or your kids, or anyone else.

Everybody deserves a second chance, as we all know, but it is simply not prudent for anyone with any social conscience, let alone a Prime Minister, to be supporting the likes of Tony Veitch by appearing weekly on his show. Considering Tony Veitch’s history of violence, these weekly appearances give the impression that John Key is not at all concerned about domestic violence, or that women are still being treated badly by men in what we consider to be an egalitarian and peaceable society.

Phil Goff, Leader of the Labour Party, would make An Excellent Prime Minister: He has many of the qualities of Helen Clark, his predecessor, in that he is earnest, and well-intentioned as far as his vision goes for improving the lot of the average New Zealander. He speaks from the heart. He is trustworthy, with no private multi-million dollar business interests, such as those of the wealthy John Key, which might divert him from achieving his goals. Phil Goff, you can be sure, will devote his utmost attention to the goals of attaining better living standards, protecting the environment, and improving the social structures, for the benefit of the majority of the people of New Zealand, i.e. the working class.

Our news media here has applauded, until recently, thanks to Campbell Live, almost everything that right-wing John Key does and says, whilst damning the leader of the opposition, Phil Goff.
We are constantly being told that “Phil Goff has not got what it takes” to become Prime Minister. Media coverage of Phil Goff always manages to convey the idea that he does not have leadership qualities, when, in fact, this is far from true.
About two weeks ago, the Weekend Herald, which is the biggest newspaper in New Zealand, devoted a full page to undermining Phil Goff. They could not really find anything tangible to back up their argument, except that Phil Goff dyed his hair: This was supposed to be a mark of weakness on the part of Phil Goff, because he sought to look younger than he is. The implication was that he would not make a good Prime Minister., because he is too worried about his appearance. Well, really?????……….So what, if he dyes his hair? ……….And NO mention was made of the fact that John Key also dyes his hair: John Key’s hair has had a strange reddish look to it for quite a while now…..It really does not matter who chooses to dye their hair, except that I wish to point out that the media, drawing at straws, ‘has it in’ for Phil Goff, whilst they leave their champion, John Key, alone.

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