Press Release 01/11/2016
These two simple words that alone are insignificant but together mean a great deal.
What if - we could afford a house and not have to rent or live in a car?
What if – we could cloth and feed our children and not see them going to school hungry?
What if – we could treat our grandchildren by not having to go without ourselves?
What if – we could afford a holiday or just a short break but our pension will not stretch any further?
These are just a few of the ‘What ifs’ a lot of New Zealanders will be asking themselves as many of our families struggle to make ends meet. With the festive season fast approaching many are finding just the simple things in life are out of their reach as costs continue to rise but incomes do not.
New Zealand was once a land of milk and honey but not today, we have turned into a land of food banks and second hand shops because our Government have forgotten the very people that make up this country.
They allow Immigration of over 70,000 per year, land and businesses to be sold to overseas buyers, properties to be sold to overseas investors the list goes on, and all this for what. Citizens from many countries overseas can buy property in New Zealand but do not allow property purchases from foreign buyers in their own country.
The New Zealand Seniors Party believe these practices should be stopped and the Government should start investing more in every day New Zealanders. New Zealand belongs to New Zealanders not greedy overseas purchasers wanting to make huge profits.
With a General Election in 2017 New Zealanders have an opportunity to have their say on how and by whom this country will be run for the next 3 years, vote wisely because what is promised in an election year is not always what you receive.