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More Leftist Dishonesty

Matt McCarten is pulled apart by Liberty Scott.

“Remember, we spent a billion dollars of our taxes bailing out the Bank of New Zealand in the early 1990s. The bank made the same mistakes that the American institutions have made. You’ll remember that our free-market ideologue, Ruth Richardson, was in charge of our economy at the time, but that didn’t stop her from taking a billion dollars of our funds to bail them out

I remember a bit better than you Matt. The bail out was NZ$380 million, hardly a billion. However, you have long campaigned for higher taxes so what’s NZ$600 million between socialists? The bail out was just after the 1990 election, the bank had been left in a parlous state after the 1988 sharemarket crash, and Matt – it was majority state owned. Yes the taxpayer held a majority state – something you undoubtedly approve of. So the taxpayer bailed out a majority taxpayer held bank, it was privatised two years later.

Green’s Children Policy

Liberty Scott has a good look at the Green’s “Children Policy”, and comes to a conclusion I agree with wholeheartedly.

“Children do not belong to the state, nation, society or everyone. Children are nobody’s property, but they are the responsibility of their parents and guardians first and foremost. The role of the state regarding children should be as a last resort to intervene in cases of abuse and profound neglect – not to mollycoddle and provide for everything that might be nice for kids to have, funded by force through taxes.

The Green vision of a childrens’ policy is the Greens wanting to expand the state to do virtually everything other than physically feed, clothe and bathe the kids (even then they want to control food). It is statist, childish and downright terrifying. It offers no vision to save those kids from the subculture of violent, abusive, negligent lowlife who brutalise them – it wants to pay them more.”

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