New blog on ‘the political sugar rush’

Ex-ACT MP Heather Roy (she was an MP from 2002 to 2011) has started a blog. her first post:

The Political Sugar Rush

I’ve been an active participant in six election campaigns. My mind may be a bit hazy as exhaustion was a significant factor in most, but I really can’t remember previous campaigns being dominated by the extravagance and largesse of the current big spending promises by most political parties. Gareth Morgan, in his slightly clumsy, anti-politician way is actually refreshing when he tries to hold this spending to account and quite correct in my view when he says no party (other than his of course!) is looking at new solutions to old problems.

Over the last two weeks I’ve been wondering why this campaign is leaving such a bitter taste in my mouth.

Read what is causing the bitter taste: https://onesock.nz/2017/08/31/the-political-sugar-rush/

I’ll be voting for the party who can articulate a plan that provides incentives to let New Zealanders get on with their lives, that provides us with the platform to take care of themselves and our families. Surely one party at least can provide us with this?

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11 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 1, 2017

    Looks like English has bored and lost the swing voters and smiley face has won them back from Greens and Winnie. Looking forward to another avalanche of lost freedoms and opportunities for the next three years.

    Reply
    • Gezza

       /  September 1, 2017

      Get over it, Al

      You might as well vote for her if that’s how you feel. Speed & Ensure their utter demise at the 2020 election?

      At least the RMA might get an overhaul at last.

      She hasn’t won yet. Take some antidepressants & hang on…

      Reply
      • Anonymous Coward

         /  September 1, 2017

        Or start stockpiling weapons for the coming calamity.

        Reply
        • Gezza

           /  September 1, 2017

          Don’t laff. He could be financially ruined!

          Reply
        • Brown

           /  September 1, 2017

          Bloody depressing really. This clear demonstration of people voting for other people’s stuff to be taken from them because it’s only fair and I want their stuff because they have more and its fair shows why democracy slides down a slope to disaster. There is a hard landing coming. The Labour slogan should be, ”We can screw this up. Let’s do it”.

          The end is night.

          Reply
    • Blazer

       /  September 1, 2017

      what a pessimist,you miserable old …sod.

      Reply
      • Brown

         /  September 1, 2017

        It’s pretty simple. If you promise free stuff and a train from Tauranga to Auckland for a few gold card holders someone who is producing stuff, and that’s not the civil service, students, beneficiaries etc… has to pay for it. So, when you want more tax spending the producer has to produce more or become more productive to compensate for lefty ideology that will tax them more. You can only push that so far before things go backwards and producers are materially worse off and the production becomes uneconomic. Working hard and taking risks has to have the prospect of economic success or people won’t do it. Not everyone running their own show is making a fortune you can plunder.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  September 1, 2017

      Oh diddums… you poor snowflake…lolol. You could always try sucking it up like we’ve had to under the rule of the trickle-down/gush-up Nats.

      Reply
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