Cactus Kate has decided she is sick of smacking up Mark Weldon and instead decided to turn her beady little eyes onto corporate welfare bludgers. Cactus kate hates bludgers, all of them, from the heaving, pathetic underclass through to the metrosexual, media darlings of the technocrati.
So here we have a man who has creamed $4 million in corporate welfare raise his best argument in receiving it -everyone else does and it is their “responsibility” to take it.
He then attacks me with an emoticon attached for wanting the paltry odd $150k that a backbench MP earns. I scored $150k NZD pa equivalent the day I left New Zealand in 2004 as a 28 year old. Earning $150k a year turns me on about as much as watching re-runs of Helen Clark’s maiden speech as I am force-fed Lindauer Rose.
Rod Drury like all CEO’s and shareholders listed for the most recent example of entitlitis, runs a business for shareholders. The New Zealand taxpayer is not a shareholder in his business. They are not the largest beneficiary of his business succeeding. Sure, jobs are created but $4 million to create jobs? Come on!
$50 million was recently lauded as New Tech Development Grants by one of National’s laziest Ministers, Wayne Mapp.
I ask how many grants were applied for simply because everyone was getting them?
These New Tech Development Grants are a bunch of touchy feely ballocks. Their benefits are intangible. These companies should stand or fall without the taxpayer needing to borrow even more money to fund their welfare.
$321 million is being tipped down this new-age hole. Because you know, everyone’s doing it…..$321 million to create jobs? Come on.
Thank God Rod Drury, worth an alleged $72 million is honest enough to just come out and say so
I think Rod Drury has just learned what NFWAB means.
On another note Rod Drury also says he doesn’t have women on his boards because he has never recieved a CV from one. How intellecutally and physically lazy to use that excuse. If he truly believed in having tunnels on the board then he would actively go out and get them instead of whining that he hasn’t been sent any CVs. Why hasn’t he started a directors “foocamp” to recruit and train young directors with his $4million in corporate welfare?
Here’s an idea for Rod Drury since he rates himself as wunderkind entrepreneur, how about taking on kids from the winning teams of the Young Enterprise Scheme as trainee directors in his taxpayer funded businesses. In a kind of real world Apprentice situation. He could train them how to fill out corporate welfare forms so they can get ahead.
Or will it just be mouthy platitudes and no action?
Cactus Kate is at least consistent in her opposition to welfare at all levels.