Sums stack up
I was disappointed to read Kilian de Lacy’s dour view of politics and our politicians (September 2).
Kilian is entitled to her opinions, but a commentator should be commenting on matters grounded in fact. Her claim that the Greens are offering a ‘‘utopian vision, the costings for which are uncertain’’, is wrong.
Even a casual glance at the Greens’ website or the literature being distributed to every letterbox shows the Greens will return New Zealand to surplus faster than National, will pay off John Key’s $60 billion debt faster than National, and by moving our economy to smarter, cleaner jobs, create more work that is better paid and more productive.
The entire Greens budget has been costed and audited by Infometrics. The other two major parties have not done this.
Kilian is entitled to her view that reducing child poverty, cleaning up our rivers and developing a smarter economy is simply utopianism, but increasing numbers of New Zealanders do not share her view.
I observe people from all ages and walks of life are working hard for the Green Party because they recognise that if we do not address the most critical emergency to face our species, then we have no future. off yet another speeding ticket owing to a technicality.
Unless he has a brain/foot coordination problem, he speeds deliberately through our community, a built-up area, with lots of children, walking on such narrow footpaths, NZ Transport Agency had to change the rules to make them legal.
How did the media learn of the story? Presumably the speedster contacted the media to boast.
I know it’s not politically correct, but perhaps the residents’ association could install stocks in the village centre for speedsters, red light runners and mobile device users. Great tourist attraction, too.