Asset sales referendum proves National is not money-smart
2 Sept 2013
Horan: Asset sales referendum proves National is not smart with money
Brendan Horan welcomes today’s news that the Keep Our Assets petition has more than enough signatures to force a referendum on National’s asset sales programme.
“I am pleased to have put in the effort gathering signatures alongside Labour, the Greens, unions, Grey Power and the wider community,” said Brendan Horan. “There is overwhelming opposition to selling off our nation’s strategic assets.
“The fact is that National is not smart with money. John Key is borrowing recklessly, currently some $150 million each and every week. That is fiscal irresponsibility,” said Brendan Horan.
“And that’s not the whole. National’s borrowing has often been as high as $250 million per week. They are borrowing to the hilt, this at a time when National is squeezing services across every part of the public sector.
“New Zealanders are more marginalised that ever before in education employment and health.
“Now thank goodness the voters of New Zealand get to have their say on John Key’s wanton firesale. When the question is asked if voters support the sale of assets, the answer will be a resounding No vote,” said Brendan Horan.