Pick and mix policies
What a shame we can’t pick out the policies we like from each political party and vote accordingly. Not just what’s best for us personally but what would benefit the country. My father used to say as a businessman it would be better for him financially to vote National but he would vote Labour because he thought it would benefit others in society more.
So here’s the conundrum. I want to vote for Bill because I believe he has the best grasp of the country’s fiscal situation. However, on the international scene he is just another middle-aged white man in a grey suit. Contrasting this is Jacinda who will be a like a bright new star with her brilliant smile and relentless positivity. I also love Labour’s emphasis on public transport in preference to National’s plan to cover the country in tar-sealed roads.
Then I read that TOP, the Maori Party and the Greens all want to introduce a tax on sugary drinks, a policy dear to my heart. However, I honestly don’t think any of these minor parties could run the country.
Anyway, I cast my vote early yesterday so it’s too late to change my mind now.
Glen Stanton, Mairangi Bay.