Affordable Housing?

Cactus Kate

Kate continues her excoriation of useless politicians who continually claim there is no affordable housing but slamming Socialist Cindy for her wailing about the issue as it affects her:

Jacinda Ardern, future PM of NZ if you believe the hype and at 31 with close to four years already as a public servant you are all paying $141,800 per annum base salary for and a myriad of personal expenses on top of that. MP’s pay for few expenses of their own, they keep far more of their income than most people do and I can’t see how Ardern hasn’t saved a large deposit already.

However Socialist Cindy as we call her on the right, doesn’t want to buy her first home in the poorer part of Auckland Central and work her way up. No she has the same aversion to living next to State House tenants and the poor as I do but she writes off developers apartments as unlivable. Which is strange as I lived for four years from 1999 in inner city apartments as a single woman in my twenties quite happily on a third of the salary Ardern currently gets. Contrary to popular opinion PwC tax advisors are not paid that much.

Don;t the socialists get airs and graces all of a sudden when they start raking the coin in. A quick search of realsestate .co.nz shows that there are plenty of places that would suit a thirty something spinster, that are also “affordable” for someone on $141k plus expenses…like this one:

And they are only asking $529,000….with a bit of a trim she should be able to squeeze them under the $500,000 mark. Sure it isn;t her dream villa, but to claim there aren;t any “affordable homes” is silly.

Trademe lists 44 homes for sale in Grey Lynn…I am sure she can “afford” most of them…on a salary of $141,000 plus expenses and having the taxpayer pick up most of the big ticket items like travel she should surely be able to budget a bit better.

She could easily save at least $50,000 in a year…precious few other Aucklanders would be in a better position.

I think Socialist Cindy is simply playing politics when she moans about “affordable housing”…I will aslo bet that she would be in the first row of NIMBY’s protesting at the bowling of cruddy old villas so that building of high rise walk ups could be completed…they would be chanting about heritage this and heritage that…well there is a price for “heritage” and it appears to be about $1 million…so suck it up…you wanted “heritage” and that is what it costs.

All in all it looks like Socialist Cindy needs some remedial budgeting advice from her socialist brethren.


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