TAUPO: RODDY YOUNG, INDEPENDENT
How and why did you get into politics?
I trained as a policy planner at university after my undergraduate science degree and enjoyed understanding the process that public policy was formed
How do you normally spend your time?
I have been developing gold mines over the last two years in both the North Island and South Island, so an eye on politics gives a lead into mining policy. I am a progressive taxation person where the first dollar is taxfree, rising up to the millionth dollar earned is a linear line to 100 per cent tax, with every dollar after $1 million taxed at 100 percent. This raises 20 per cent of gross domestic product.
Why did you choose the to become an Independent MP
Independent and voting for the character of the person only.
Why are you standing for the Taupo electorate? I was interested. What do you believe the big issues are nationally? How do you believe your pol- icy this?
Big issue is $5 to $20 trillion (yes 1000 billion dollars is a trillion) of Crown minerals that New Zealand has on the land (5 per cent) and under the sea (95 per cent) recognised by the United Nations. That is between $1 million and $5m per man women and child.
Anything else you think is important? Crown minerals may be sold off in asset sales for 1 per cent of value and leave New Zealanders with debt.