Greens ask for another inquiry

Unsurprisingly the Greens are asking for another inqiry.  Gee, it’s easy being Green… don’t actually come up with any suggestions yourselves just prod and poke and ask for inquiries.

Co-leader Russel Norman says Parliament can’t continue to sit on its hands while the crisis in manufacturing destroys thousands of jobs and drives Kiwis overseas.

He says in the past four years exports from manufacturing have fallen by over 12 percent and nearly 40 thousand jobs have gone.

Dr Norman says an inquiry is urgently needed into why this is happening and what can be done to stop it.

So, let’s just review how many inquiries the Greens have called for. I am exhausted just reading that.

Manufacturing job losses

The Dotcom Mansion raid.

Australian shipments of uranium passing through NZ ports.

The price of milk.

Hydraulic fracturing (successful).

The death of SAS solider Leon Smith in Afghanistan.

SAS prison transfers in Afghanistan.

Charter schools.

South Canterbury Finance affair.

The police case against Urewera Four.

Leak of Ports of Auckland worker’s details.

Genetic experiments on animals.

ACC claims management.

ACC conflicts of interest.

The Sky City convention centre negotiations.

Alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in 2009.

The Rena accident and oil spill response.

NZ’s dependence on imported oil.

Auckland transport on World Cup opening night.

Huawei’s involvement in ultra-fast broadband.


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  • BJ

    Why doesn’t he just go home and leave us all in peace?

  • Mr_Blobby

    The biggest threat to the economy are the Greens policies and the additional tax required to fund all there fantasies and wet dreams.

  • Goldie

    “Dr Norman says an inquiry is urgently needed into why this is happening…”
    Is this guy retarded? Hasn’t he heard of the global financial crisis in 2008 or the Canterbury earthquake?
    “and what can be done to stop it”
    Ummm I could refer him to speeches since 2008 by John Key, Bill English, Steve Joyce and others. And perhaps someone could refer to Dr Norman that many of the policies he advocates would undermine productivity and impose even greater costs on manufacturing.
    That a significant proportion of New Zealanders actually voted for this fool really erodes my faith in democracy.

  • Guest

    You notice he is asking for an enquiry into job losses in manufacturing, but not job losses in mining.

  • Allan

    Could not agree with you more Avatar. Norman is a Communist who has disguised himself in the Green Mantel. He is just a pain in the arse and the sooner he and his kind are removed from the Political scene the better. I note that in Australia the Greens are going backwards at a great rate of knots because the average voter has finally woken up to the fact that they are useless and totally destructive. Hopefully the voting public of NZ will catch on as well and we see a similar decline in the Green vote here.

  • Morgy

    BJ • an hour ago

    Why doesn’t he just go home and leave us all in peace?
    If he does, can he take the big German git with him?

  • andrew

    The report will be quite short, it would read something like this:
    NZ Dollar too high (nothing we can realisticly do);
    Weak global demand for almost everything (nothing we can realisticly do);
    Plummeting commodities prices (nothing we can realisticly do); and finally
    Unions being completely unreasonable when companies seek to make already highly paid employees more productivity in their day to day jobs (completely attainable if Comrade Kate is relaced with someone with balls).
    The end. Perhaps someone could flesh it out a bit and give it to Dr Norman as a good faith sign from the right to the left.

  • nzd.gbp

    Here are the results of my enquiry. He can have this for free.

    The left have Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

  • Travis Poulson

    I’d be interested to find out the collective cost of these inquiries. How much taxpayer $ are we flushing down the shitter.