Rodney Hide to privatize water - how’s that change feeling NZ?
You know that unspecified, wasn’t clear on policy ‘change’ NZ was sold at the last election? How’s it all feeling now NZ? Let’s see…
-Manufacture a crises at ACC and privatize it,
-Vast new surveillance powers for the Pork and Meat Boards,
-The power for the Police to break into your home, plant spy cameras and film you all without a warrant,
-Force you to take a test the cop subjectively decides if you have passed or not to take blood from you to see whether you have any THC in your system even if you are not impaired by that THC.
-The annexation of Auckland to force through under Rodney Hide a massive privatization agenda on Council assets…
What was that last one? In all the heat and sudden wake up of the mainstream media about what National are quietly ramming through Parliament comes this new revelation that Hide is now planning to privatize our water.
Hide opens door to privatised water deals
The Government is planning to make it easier for private companies to take over water and wastewater services from councils. Local Government Minister and Act leader Rodney Hide yesterday said "flexibility in delivery of water services" was part of changes to the Local Government Act 2002.
The Government wants to extend the 15-year limit on water-service contracts to 35 years and allow companies to build, own and operate new water and wastewater treatment plants during the contract period.
The law will also be changed to stop councils controlling the management of privately run water services, although they will retain final say on pricing and policy.
Un-fucking believable. How’s that change feeling NZ? If you voted Labour in 2005 and voted National in 2008 or you you lived in Auckland and voted Labour in 2005 but didn’t bother to vote for them out of disgust in 2008, then you will be kicking yourself.
It was never National’s secret right wing agenda we should have feared, it was their out in the open duplicity towards their right wing agenda we should have feared.