Election Winning Strategy Lesson #2

Household rubbish tax will bag Govt $30m a yearA new rubbish tax on households and companies is virtually a certainty as Labour continues its environmental push by working with the Greens on legislation to reduce waste.
The Greens and Labour revealed yesterday they had agreed…
[NZ Politics]

The government seriously needs a new strategist.

Let's review what they are going into election year with as strategy.

  1. Increased Petrol and electricity prices so we can all feel great that we are doing our bit for the environment.
  2. Banning free speech in election year

And now add to their brilliant "this'll drag the punters in" policy kitbag a new rubbish tax to whack us all with. The Greens and Labour must be reading different polls from the rest of us or their pollsters are doing a classic Dilbert and presenting the graphs upside-down.

A quick check of the Herald online poll, I know, I know, far from scientific but a gauge nonetheless of public opinion. Kets see what the voters say about a Rubbish Tax.

Yep, certainly looks like a vote catcher to me, at least it will be for National.Can't wait for the next poll.


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  • Laila Harre mentioned this poll in her talk on Nat Radio Monday, only she always said that 80% said "we want to help the enviroment but are not prepared to pay for it".

    Patent spin.

  • Leonidas

    I think there has got to be some massive bribe comming…. how can there not be?. After three terms you'd think they would have mastered playing to the electorate, or are they banking on the goldfish attention span of the average voter, forgetting all this by next election?.

  • pdq

    This just confirms to me that lefties are brain damaged.  Illegal dumping will escalate which will cost us all more through rates increases to clean up.  Good one, an additional tax plus higher rates to deal with the tax avoidance.  A "solution" to a "problem" that only makes matters worse.