DADDY STATE ON THE RAMPAGE 1
I do not understand.
NZers threw a Government out last year because of the talkhate radio myth of the Nanny State. We threw Labour out because we were told the politically correct stormtroopers of Helengrad were kicking in the front door to ram energy saving lighbulbs and water saving shower heads down our throats. Such was NZers hate at being told what to do, (even if did save water and power). We apparently wanted ‘CHANGE’ without having any idea what that change was.
Now while I think it is immensely stupid to throw a Government out for those reasons NZers don’t like to be told what to do, so how can National Party voters look themselves in the eye seeing the abuse of process this Government in only 11 months has been able to rack up? David over at Kiwiblogh does a pathetic job (you should be ashamed David) of trying to justify this abuse of process, something Idiot Savant takes him righteously to task on.
Urgency is a pressure valve used if Parliament needs to urgently change a legislative loophole or has to enter to pass the budget, IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED TO READ BILLS STRAIGHT INTO LAW!
It is not just the bullshit National are ramming through, it is the manner and process they are doing it by that is truly horrifying. It doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you come from, the fact that National has spent 35% of the time passing Bills in Parliament under urgency is a shocking disgrace for democracy. You would need to go back to Rodger Douglas for a comparable example of this abuse of process. Can we not all see that reading some crazy ill thought out bill (and I’ve gone through each of these changes below and pointed out the results of these ill thought out bills) straight into law with no debate, no select committee process and no oversight is a really, really, really bad idea?
You can see can’t you NZ that type of process is dangerous and not the way we should pass law, yet the process issue which we here at Tumeke have been blogging about the first time National abused this power is barely mentioned in the mainstream media. No wonder people aren’t aware if what is going on.
How is that change feeling?