Because the Nats didn’t have the gonads to press the case against MMP, there was stuff all said about it prior to the referendum and consequently, the pro-MMP morons won and now we’re stuck with it.
I invite those who think this may have been a good outcome to look at the agreement signed Sunday between John Key and The Maori Party.
(BTW- In deciding whether to partner with the Nats, Pita Sharples held 40 meetings across NZ for a total of 1000 attendees. 25 per meeting on average. Guess who were the suckers who paid for this wildly extravagant rort.)
Back to the main issue.
The Maori Party received just under 32,000 votes, or only 1.43% of the votes cast. If they weren’t boosted by racially selected seats that National once promised to abolish, they wouldn’t be in government.
I won’t list all that the Maori party “won” in their agreement with the National Party, but for a gang of racists who can only attract 1.4% of the votes, and when the race they claim to represent places more votes for other parties than for the Maori party, what should they get?
SFA in my humble opinion.
I can’t find any estimate of the value of the extravagant package Key signed off on with the Racist Party, but let’s say its at least $100 million, and maybe as much as a $1 billion. Maybe even more. Who knows?
For a party that only received 1.4% of vote this is outrageously profligate.
And its not just dollar terms. What of the destructive social cost of this racist pandering and cheap cynical handout strategies? Dragging our country even further into the welfare gutter and boosting separatism.
There needs to be some judicial restraint on this kind of bribery, or extortion, or blackmail, or whatever you want to call it. Exactly how much taxpayer money should scheming politicians be permitted to spend to purchase the support of a gang of racist losers like the separatist Maori Party?
I can’t really nut out how it could be done right now, but somehow this ripping off of the taxpayer by desperate for power socialist politicians buying partnerships with no account losers has to stop. Maybe its time to say no concessions to minor parties other than Ministries or government (as opposed to opposition) salaries.
Key’s ridiculously expensive and generous agreement with the poorly supported and largely despised racists Sharples and Turia has to be one of the greatest rip offs and scams of taxpayers ever carried out in the MMP cycle.
And its all going towards despicable race based initiatives that are splitting the country like never before or welfarist statist handouts that have already ripped the heart out of NZ’s once proudly independent national character.
So called “Maori” need this??? Bullshit. Most “Maoris” by far ignored the Maori party.
This partnership is worse than a scam, it is a destructive racist cronyist farce, and nobody needs it, especially not at this economic and social cost.
Nobody needs it apart from a few sleazy power seeking politicians.
Where is the outrage?