Labour admit their housing policies will be a huge natural disaster

I’m not sure describing your policies by using descriptors for massive natural disasters is a good idea.

Senior Labour MPs Phil Twyford, David Parker and Nanaia Mahuta were in Tauranga today to discuss the housing crisis.

After hearing comments and questions from the crowd of 70-80 people at the Wesley Centre, Mr Twyford responded by saying Labour was committed to embarking on a massive state-backed housing programme as part of its solution.

Mr Twyford said the market was not delivering enough affordable homes, and under Labour’s Kiwi Build scheme 100,000 homes would be built for first home buyers.

Labour would also crack down on non-resident foreigners buying existing housing stock and also review the Residential Tenancies Act to deliver more security of tenure for tenants, he said.

Mr Twyford said these were just some of the solutions Labour believes will help ease the housing shortage in Tauranga and elsewhere.

Labour was promising to deliver a ” tidal wave” of big housing reforms the country had not seen since [former Labour Prime Minister] Michael Joseph Savage time, he said.

Tidal waves are pretty destructive.

Is Twyford telling us that he seeks to destroy Aucklanders’ house values with this ‘tidal wave’?

All I can say is that such promises sound rather expensive. I’ll enjoy Labour telling us how they are going to pay for these policies…I wonder if it will be with a tsunami of debt?

It seems that they’re getting to a point where people who own homes are the enemy while, at the same time, lamenting that young people can’t get on the property ladder. Meanwhile, they are now hounding NZ landlords who are all scum and killing people in poor quality homes, while overseas ones are spending their money so we can afford to be our own slum landlords.

You can see how all this chasing of passing buses masquerading as policy is now collectively coming to a point where nothing makes any sense and doesn’t survive any analysis.

 

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