South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - My ques­tion.

My mes­sage is directed at Louise Up­ston [Taupo MP].

To Louise, I con­tacted your of­fice on the 26th May 2017.

A re­sponse by your staff said you couldn’t re­ply right then, but would con­tact me later.

So far, ten days later, this Sun­day, I still haven’t had a re­sponse, which seems a long time, just to an­swer my ques­tion.

I know you have a col­umn on this pa­per. So I’ll ask again, in the hope of some suc­cess.

What is the ben­e­fit in this so called `Lolly scram­ble` bud­get, for those older peo­ple. The pen­sion­ers, the Grand­par­ents, whose taxes they paid, dur­ing their 50 years of work­ing lives, en­abled schools to stay open, amongst other things, so that your age group and oth­ers, could get a de­cent ed­u­ca­tion, and achieve po­si­tions in this life, such as yours?

We bought our houses. We pay our rates, and I be­lieve still pay taxes on our pen­sions.

But, were we re­mem­bered, when all the wealthy peo­ple had a share?

I can’t see any men­tion of such a hand out?

I know you will be in Toko­roa on the 10th June, at the event cen­tre. But dread the thought of in­ter­rupt­ing that meet­ing.

That meet­ing is very im­por­tant to those peo­ple, so I cer­tainly won’t in­ter­rupt.

In an­tic­i­pa­tion of a re­sponse, I am.

A reader ac­cuses the Govern­ment of a ‘‘lolly scram­ble’’ bud­get.

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