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Nats Bottle Out On Minimum Wage

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Economy

Nats Bottle Out On Minimum Wage

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today attacked the government for “further dissociating pay rates from productivity”, and asked John Key to produce X-ray films “to prove that he actually has a spine.”

“Once again, our Prime Minister has capitulated to the moochers and looters, those who want something for nothing, and who believe private contractual arrangements between employers and their employees should be subject to the whim of politicians.”

“The Nat's 'Labour-Lite' administration has done almost nothing to deregulate the increasingly Muldoonist economy they inherited a year ago,” he added.

“There must be tens of thousands of disillusioned voters out there who regret being sucked in by John Key’s promises. As with Barack Obama, a fresh face doesn’t always mean fresh ideas.”

“The Libertarianz Party believes the concept of wage floors is incompatible with a free economy. And because the most prosperous national economies are those closest to free market capitalism - where property rights and voluntary interaction are protected by law - we recommend the minimum wage be abolished.”

“With the implosion of the ACT Party, people who want to vote for a freedom-based political party in 2011 now have one clear choice: Libertarianz. Anything else is a vote for interventionism, for economic Keynesianism, Big Government policies and lower standards of living.”

“I feel sorry for Phil Goff - it must be so frustrating watching the National Party rolling out the socialist platforms to which he wanted his name attached.”

“If John Key is so concerned about inflation eroding the value of wages – just as it erodes the value of people’s savings – he should shut down the Reserve Bank’s printing of fiat money and slash government spending.”

“Unfortunately this government lacks the fortitude to make the sort of hard decisions that the Lange government made in its first term.”

“It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz!”

ENDS

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