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Party For One At Don's Place

29 June 2005

Party For One At Don's Place

Don Brash must be so desperate for company right now he has set up a special club for National party people over 60 years of age, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Does Brash really think he is fooling anybody with his new lonely hearts club? Every person over 60 in New Zealand knows that there is only one party serious about addressing the concerns of seniors – New Zealand First,” said Mr Peters.

“Both National and Labour have ruled out providing seniors with any dignity in their golden years.

“Neither party will increase superannuation – the single largest determinate of seniors’ living standards – and neither party is committed to improving the general living standards of seniors.

“In fact, it is seniors’ living standards which will be the first to go if National embarks on radical tax reductions.

“Only New Zealand First offers senior seniors hope with its Golden Age Card policy which will increase superannuation, lower costs for GP visits, prescription, power and telephone charges, provide transport concessions, and give seniors a generous rates rebate.

“If Brash was serious about caring for seniors he would sign up to New Zealand First’s policy, not set up a fanciful club.

“Perhaps this explains why Jo Goodhew, National party candidate for Aoraki, turned up to hear my address to Timaru’s Grey Power members today. She must have been looking for inspiration,” Mr Peters said.


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