Yesterday I posted about Young Labour hack Rory McCourt and how he has gone negative to win the VUWSA Presidency. Heâ€™s starting to get desperate because he knows that real students see him as another nasty drone who they canâ€™t relate to, and many wonâ€™t vote for him for that reason. He thinks itâ€™s his birthright as a Labour Party time server to get a cushy job preparing him for greater things.
But there is something Vic students should be even more worried about if Rory becomes President of VUWSA. I understand that VUWSA still hasn’t made the hard decisions necessary to balance their budget going forward. They have free money from the studentÂ services levy in the short term, but when that runs out itâ€™s looking like lights out VUWSA. And it appears the University is already making plans to effectively replace them.
So what does Rory think about making tough decisions? Well actually,he doesnâ€™t possess the capacity to think at all. He just turns to blind ideology.
Yup, according to Rory â€˜living within our meansâ€™ is just a right wing conspiracy. And in his time on VUWSA this year he has demonstrated his philosophy of idiocy.
All members were in favour of donating the money, but because this would be extra spending, Treasurer William Guzzo said he was unable to say where that money would come from without consulting theÂ association manager. Vice-President (Welfare) Rory McCourt said the executive should pledge to donate the money regardless of whether they could budget for it. He argued they should take the money from theÂ reserves if they couldnâ€™t.
So budgeting is not a concept Rory believes in, he just spends whatever he feels like. Iâ€™m starting to question why he is running for VUWSA President at all, he could replace David Parker as Labourâ€™sÂ finance spokesman straight away.