Democrats for Social Credit
Democrats for Social Credit’s core policies revolve around financial reform and the amelioration of the unacceptable inequality now affecting not only people in the Napier electorate but in all of New Zealand.
In Napier, and even more so in Wairoa, poverty is biting deep and affecting thousands of ordinary citizens who are either earning inadequate wages, or trying to live off the now very meagre income support provided by the social security system.
Many jobs are lost to austerity, commodification and automation. Rising inequality can be seen every day: the increase in people soliciting for money in the Napier CBD and the growing shortage of affordable homes causing homelessness.
The DSC Party will, if empowered to do so, restore the role of the Reserve Bank in providing zero-interest-rate loans for essential local infrastructure and for affordable rental accommodation through Housing New Zealand.
The party will instigate the first steps towards a gradual introduction of a universal, unconditional basic income for all women, men and young people. This will replace the present welfare system. We will abolish GST, since it disadvantages those on low incomes, and replace it with a financial transaction tax which will be very difficult to avoid or evade.