Referring to Tolls on horizon (Central Leader, August 29) John Banks calls Auckland’s economy “spluttering” as if that’s a bad thing.
Perhaps we are just moving to an economy based on sustainability rather than unsustainable growth. It seems to me that a booming economy is the way we hurt most the environment in which we live and breathe.
Surely focusing on public transport for all will benefit the region far more than another avenue packed with pollution and noise.
Another tax is yet another way of shifting public ownership into private pocketbooks.
Look at the money spent on Queen St on behalf of the business community. Look at the money going into Eden Park on behalf of the rugby board.
Actually John, people don’t have a lot of money to part with these days, is that what you mean by spluttering? Another tax won’t fix that.
We in the Westernised world have got to realise that the way we want to live is impossible. Consumerism is unsustainable. Perhaps a spluttering economy is nature’s way of saying enough is enough. MIKE HOWELL