Not a single one

You know Labour’s in the shit when the community paper goes out, asks people who they’ll vote for and not a single one was a committed Labour supporter….in the People’s Republic of Canterbury.

Your views: Capital gains tax

21st July 2011

Labour released its capital gains tax last week but the new policy has failed to boost its popularity. The Star asked who people would vote for if an election was to be held this weekend.Stuart Fabian, 61, retired, of Sumner, would vote for National. He believed they were more equipped than Labour to lead the country. He said National was doing okay in power considering the circumstances and economic climate.

Grace O’Brien, 23, nurse, of Riccarton, would probably vote for John Key. She didn’t think anyone else had stepped up to challenge the Prime Minister.

“He’s the best of a not so fantastic lot.”

Samantha Griffiths, 21, student, of St Albans, didn’t know who she would vote for. She would choose a party depending on its student loan and student allowance policy.

Ray Smith, 67, retired, of Addington, would vote for National. He said National was doing a good job with the country’s economy. He wanted to see them abolish MMP and return to the first past the post system.

Max Gold, 58, lecturer, central city, normally voted for Labour but he was disappointed with the party’s capital gains tax.

He would watch Labour to see how they fared in the lead-up to the election.

Ben Greig, 21, electrician, of Burwood, would vote for John Key. He thought the Government was doing a good job dealing with the recovery ofChristchurch.

“It’s a hard job, they’re not doing anything I wouldn’t do.”

Frances Kett, 69, retired, of Casebrook, would vote for John Key because he promised not to raise the retirement age.

Helen Roberts, retired, of Addington, didn’t know who she would vote for. She would be looking at the health policies of the major parties as well as looking for a party promising to raise wages to match inflation

Pretty bad…sounds like no one is listening to what Phil Goff or Labour is saying. Perhaps they are just “Brown Noise“?


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  • paranormal

    Well, that’s a sad indictment on New Zealanders grasp of reality.

    If only the government could wave a magic wand and make wages match inflation. Then we could all go home to our chocolate box homes and look forward to our retirment at the government mandated age that will never change, aand the government will look after us until we die. Yeah right.

  • What a sad indictment that this microcosm of our citizenry displayed such craven self-interest. WIIFM-ism is clearly alive and well, even among the socialists whose comments you note in this post. Of them all, only 1 (Grace O’brien) looked outside her own little world, and even then only slightly. The student wants better student loans and allowances – theft of Other People’s Money to fund her education. The retired person wants the retirement age to remain where it is (not really the retirement age, but the age when the universal aged pension payments start) – an economically-unsustainable head-in-the-sand position. The other retired person wants universal “free” health care and wages magically raised to match inflation – more theft of Other People’s Money and a head-in-the-sand position.

    It’s funny, but if they were asked I bet none of these people would identify themselves as Communists. As I said, a sad indictment on the citizenry of New Zealand.