BUDGET NOT THAT SUPPORTIVE
I would like to respond to Louise Upston’s article in the column ‘‘Conversations’’ in the South Waikato News of 25th May 2016 – ‘‘Budget supports economy’’.
Ms Upston paints a rosy picture of Mr English’s 8th Budget.
Eight years of eroding the living standards of New Zealanders.
She alludes to ‘‘achievement by careful management’’. In my opinion this is flim- flam. As I write, our country is still in external debt to the tune of $138.9billon net. Ms Upston calls this ‘‘a modest surplus’’. How can this be?
Since I last wrote to the newspaper our national debt has increased exponentially.
Unemployment is still increasing and Ms Upston is of the thinking that this will be rectified in the next four years.
The financial infrastructure would be in better shape if this Government wasn’t so profligate with taxpayer’s money.
This should be spent for the benefit of New Zealanders.
The party you represent Ms Upston has taken $5.5billion out of the health service in the last 5 years.
Patients who need vital surgery can’t get it because there is no money in the kitty; where did this money go to?
Has this money been irresponsibly used for other purposes?
This is public money that should be used for the people of this country.
Now the Government want to be a Florence Nightingale.
Is the National Government becoming a Kakistocracy? (Government of a state by the worst citizens).
If so, then we need to elect a Government of a different political leaning at the next election that will serve the people.
We had just closed the garage door behind us when we heard above the noise of pelting rain someone banging on the door.
We opened it to see this lady with no rain coat or brolly and getting wet, who informed us our tail lights were not working, then hurried back to her car.
She went beyond kindness to self sacrifice to hang in there to get our attention, getting wet for
Some disagree with Louise Upston’s take on the budget.