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Nats giveth…and taketh away

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Media Release 

Tuesday 26 August 2008


Nats giveth…and taketh away

“The National Party Politicians giveth great tax cut promises, knowing that the National Party Pickpockets will taketh away”, says John Pemberton, Democrats for social credit Finance Spokesman. “Maurice Williamson, National’s transport spokesman, gives us the heads up on what is to follow - any money spent on the common good such as major roading projects will be rapidly recovered by way of tolls. Goodbye tax cuts,” Pemberton says.

“Sleeping for nine years on the opposition benches, dreaming about policies of the past, have done nothing for their ability to deal with the here and now.”

“Maurice Williamson’s comments on TVNZs Agenda programme about private sector funding and road tolls confirm the fact that National is still a classical conservative party - they will do nothing more than fiddle with the status quo.”

“The problems of the day - debt; taxes; and the funding of health, education, environmental protection and infrastructure development - will not be solved by the political parties of status quo,” says Pemberton.

“At present there is no party of reform in the New Zealand Parliament – the need for one is more obvious now, with mounting social and economic problems.”

“Democrats for social credit, a true political party of reform, would place creation and ownership of the nation’s money supply where it belongs: in the hands of the people of New Zealand- with the prime purpose of enhancing the common good.”

“The Nats have got it wrong coming and going. Not only are they proposing an expensive source of funding that benefits the already rich, they are planning to build infrastructure that is unsustainable.”

“Where are the visionary policies for the future? When people are already getting out of their cars and on to buses, why go backward and build more roads instead of investing in better public transport?”

“New Zealandmust not allow status quo political parties to fiddle while New Zealandburns – or borrows itself to death.”



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