Coming Soon... Simon Bridges is bringing in more Toll Roads.
He'll give us just enough information about it so that he can lie convincingly.
Firstly, the Attorney-General has ministerial jurisdiction over the Crown Law Office, the Parliamentary Counsel Office, and the Serious Fraud Office. Secondly, the Attorney-General is the principal law officer of the Crown, responsible for supervising the state's administration of the law and for providing legal advice to the government… watch this guy.
How's this for a great incentive to give your 2014 vote to National. A proposed $500 Million pool of cash put aside and returned to taxpayers! Tax break time - yeah!
Now that looks like a deliciously sweet little carrot jingling in front of us right?... wrong!
When you break down the numbers it works out that the average NZ wage earner would receive $1.30 back in their hand a day!
Is this supposed to be an election bribe? Pretty feeble attempt if so.
Most Kiwi's have already voiced there opinions saying that this small amount would not make a difference to their day to day living and expenses and this money would be better spent where it is needed, on Education, Health. Basically, this offer is an irresponsible way to waste government funds as the recent surplus was only wafer thin and with NZ's overseas debt swiftly closing in on $100 Billion.
But there's more - it won't happen until 2017 and even then nothing is promised - if the economy isn't rocking in 3 years then this carrot goes straight in the trash.
Nice try National - but we ain't biting.
The GCSB bill is about to pass into law in the next few hours. The raid on our Privacy by the Dread Privateer John Key is almost complete.
It'll only be stopped in the House by some miracle.
Enjoy our last days to be somewhat free online.
Rodney Harrison: Wholesale spy power is precisely what GCSB bill means for Kiwis describes fairly clearly where John Key either doesn't understand his own legislation or is lying to New Zealanders about his legislation.
I know that nothing we do online is private. I've always assumed this was the case. But there were laws in place restricting wholesale data collecting, individual privacy, and that quaint little thing known as the Bill of Rights. There had been some protection.
Not any more.
New Zealand is turning a corner it doesn't need to and shouldn't.
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