Government ignore advice to save 33 lives and $238million not to look 'nanny state' on blood alcohol levels
Cost of booze law delay revealed
The Government turned its back on hundreds of pages of official advice urging a lower drink-driving limit, including a claim that up to 33 lives and $238 million would be saved each year.
The National Government spent so much political capital building the myth of the politically correct nanny state that they are now too terrified to implement any social policy for fear of awakening their favourite bogeyman in the minds of stupid NZers.
Pushing ahead to allow our drink-driving limit to remain one of the highest in the world so that National's core constituency of old rich white men can continue to drive drunk legally at a cost of 33 lives and $238 million is certainly commitment to the Nanny State cultural myth, but Jesus wept, even Mao had his limits guys.
How's that ill defined 'change' feeling folks? Dumping social policy so National don't have to face up to the fallacy of their own myths seems like 'change' but I'm not all that sure it was a 'change' people thought they were getting. Why can the booze industry snap their fingers and have the National Party come running? I thought only Peter Dunne's Toupee was that enslaved?