Selling State Assets to subsidize irrigation for the Dairy Industry
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Exactly what Tumeke has pointed out all along regarding selling assets...
Asset sales would boost irrigation scheme
A $400m irrigation fund will be bankrolled by the partial sale of state assets if National is re-elected. National Party leader John Key today announced the new Future Investment Fund would be drawn down to pay for capital spending on irrigation schemes.
...so National are flogging off our assets to subsidize their mates in the Dairy Industry while using 'education' as the justification?
It's just so venal and self interested isn't it? Flog off the assets to help build their mates infrastructure.
National are running down Government revenue so badly that they are justifying flogging off our assets to cover the taxation shortfall but what is most disgusting about this short term plan is that the education element is a smokescreen because when Key says investment into infrastructure, he really means infrastructure investment into Dairy who continue to steal and pollute our diminishing water resources in the South Island.
That's what we are selling our assets off for? South Island Dairy Industry interests? Shouldn't National be a little more honest? Surely allowing Bill English to have a dirty lignite production facility in his own electorate to power his brother's Federated Farmer's industry cheaply was payment enough to the Dairy industry, we have to flog off our assets to fund their irrigation as well?
Why on earth are we funding a monopoly who benefit from our collective pristine environment yet do some of the worst pollution damage? Even more corporate welfare while social services are slashed at the cost of our assets?
If NZers buy this cow shit, they deserve all they get.