Weekly Thought - Budget Achievements
17 May, 2020
Three things achieved in the budget.
No 1 Generational debt enslavement.
Throwing money around by the billions is not the way to stimulate the economy and recover from a crisis that could have been avoided by quick action early.
The Government’s role is to provide the environment where growth can happen, not just hand out money. Some ideas around this would be tax cuts, no-fault employment termination, opening up coal and gas exploration (if we are going to use it, we may as well use ours), scrapping the ETS, dropping the Zero Carbon Bill, removing red tape, and supporting local manufacturing.
Then look to the future. Apprenticeship funding should be invested in initiating trade schools starting at year nine. This would provide the apprentices the trades are crying out for and would also keep more young people involved in education.
No 2 Exposed prejudice.
When the government directs funds based on race over need, it exposes a dangerous prejudice that cannot exist in an equal and free society. This ties in with the prejudice shown in who is allowed to congregate and who is not.
No 3 Vote buying.
Throwing around billions (not millions) in an election year with a staggering $20 billion still to be allocated goes on top of the 'free' student loans of Helen Clark and the 'free' tertiary education of this government. There is no free money, and the money being thrown out will be paid out by the children and grandchildren of New Zealand.
“How many generations will be paying for this huge waste of money with so very little gain?” asks Leighton Baker, New Conservative Leader. “Perhaps we should ask our grandchildren.”