Five things that Winston needs to fix

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Now that the dust has settled after the long and very drawn out election campaign I thought I’d consider what the top 5 things I’d like to see from a stable government over the next 3 years. To put it another way I’d like to see Winston adopt these issues as bottom lines.

My biggest issue this election was immigration. Auckland is overcrowded, and house prices are through the roof. The place is quickly being ruined in the stampede to turn it into just another overcrowded ghetto city. Every time I venture out there is increased traffic congestion, and adding ever more people to the same non expandable piece of narrow land is unsustainable. On the weekend we ventured to Cornwall Park and were faced with a steady stream of cars on the narrow piece of tarmac as we tried to walk up to the monument, and then a 15 minute congested crawl to get out of the place after we’d walked back to the car, on the way we had to dodge many car doors being opened on parked cars along the road through the park. There were people everywhere in the park, it reminded me of the surroundings of an Ant Colony on a summers day, and it’s not even Labour Day yet when everyone emerges from Winter hibernation.  

Then of course we have the UN dictating that we import people incompatible with our way of life. According to statistics the majority will live on benefits for life. Winston is the only politician who has mentioned it in the past so hopefully he’ll act now, the last thing we need is to not learn the lessons of Europe, and National seem very blinkered on this issue.

I’d like to see Winston sort immigration out, it was the subject of one of his Radio ad’s and I’d like him to make it one of his bottom lines.

My second major issue with National is why do we have to send $1.4 Billion Dollars offshore per year courtesy of the Paris Climate Change agreement? We make over 80% of our power from renewables and when you get away from Auckland the land is covered with CO2 eating trees and vegetation, so why are we forced to buy carbon credits? Shouldn’t offshore people be paying us to dispose of their CO2? Trump has pulled America out of the agreement as it was transferring Jobs out of America by strangling their fuel usage whilst simultaneously allowing other nations such as China and India to do what they wished. In short it was about favouring one nation over another economically and NOT about reducing emissions.

Despite what the left says the climate change science is NOT settled, and NONE of the models have proven true. Sure the climate is changing because that is what it does, so why are we taking part in a massive Western World wealth transfer when if the Media Party is to be believed we have heaps of our own problems to fix?

I’d like to see Winston examine our obligations under the Paris Climate Change Treaty and see if any of them put New Zealand First. $14Billion dollars over 10 years could cure a lot of society’s ills in New Zealand.

My third major issue with National is with Child Poverty. Right now its defined as those getting “60 percent of median income after housing costs.” This in no way is a meaningful measurement and the only statistical way of fixing it is to ensure everyone has the same level of disposable income. If it is a meaningful measure of Child poverty then why did it go down during the last recession? The current system is unfair as it punishes those that make sensible life choices by only having the number of kids they want. It does this by using taxpayers money to finance those that breed like rabbits.
It current measure of child poverty makes no sense other than as an excuse for socialist style mass scale wealth redistribution!

I’d like to see a meaningful measurement created that measures basic hardship, and takes into account whether the people have access to basic essentials such as food and shelter, but one that doesn’t include luxuries such as Sky TV, Booze or Smokes. I’d also like to see a cap on the number of kids that are conceived and financed by those on welfare. We have a thriving economy, and welfare should be a temporary leg up rather than a lifestyle choice.

Only then can Child Poverty be examined and a path created to help people to help themselves. Just like in the rest of the world, more Socialism won’t fix child poverty.

My forth issue is the pension age, the economy is supposed to be booming yet courtesy of Bill English and co moving the goal posts we’ve had our retirement planning screwed up. My partner now has to work an additional 2 years longer than I do before she can retire with a pension.

Winston, let this be one of your bottom lines and return the retirement age to 65, for those over 40. If it needs to go up then the younger ones have time to plan ahead.

My final policy I’d like to see carried forward is Winstons idea of a binding referendum on Maori Seats together with reducing the number of MP’s to 100. I think this is an excellent idea, we have way too much government in this country and if we are supposed to be one Nation then why do we need a version of state approved apartheid? As part of this we should be a united nation moving forward in a modern world, not one held to ransom by an elite bunch of vested interests feathering their own nests.

It’s time to put an end to the elite extracting money from the taxpayer and put ALL of New Zealand First!


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