I’ve voted – have you?

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Despite John Key’s open disregard for public opposition to asset sales, the referendum is a vital means by which we, the people, can let him know how we feel.

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no to asset sales 13 feb

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Despite John Key’s open disregard for public opposition to asset sales, the referendum is a vital means by which we, the people, can let him know how we feel.

Public opinion polls have already indicated that the majority of New Zealanders want our state assets kept. This referendum will confirm it.

Key may be dismissive of this CIR, as it is non-binding.

But at the next election, he and his fellow National Party MPs, will not be able to claim that they “listen to the people”. Their contempt for public opinion will remain a bitter memory for too many voters.

This will be the legacy that Key takes into the next election; that he thumbed his nose at the voice of the people.

So is it worthwhile voting in this CIR? You bet it is.

Whichever way Key jumps – whether he ignores the result or not – we win.

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referendum voting paper

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9 Comments

  1. kevin says:

    Yes I’ve voted too…………

    I do hope there’s a bigger ‘voter turn out’ than the MSM is suggesting.
    The (foreigners benefit b4 Kiwis) National party, ONLY do well because of voter apathy amongst the left.
    Thus we have ONLY ourself to blame for the mess we’re in.
    WE CHOSE NOT to vote and John Key et al are the consequences

  2. Countryboy says:

    @ Frank . Don’t be too sure about us ‘ winning ‘ .

    jonky and his leathery winged minions have become ever more emboldened learning from when they say ” Jump ” we ask how high ?
    They can gauge public susceptibility to suggestion as easily as they can gauge the likelihood of us getting dangerously aroused to a flash point . They now know exactly how far they can push us before they get worried about mass unrest and riots , which will come in time . By then of course , they’ll be out of here with our money to leave us to fight over the crumbs while trying to rebuild our country and our people .
    Chillingly , once we do that , they’ll come back and repeat as above . Which they’ve done . NZ Rail or Solid Energy anybody ?

    Or , even more disturbing is that he could care less about not respecting this ‘non binding’ referendum and of how that might impact on him in the up and coming election .
    Why is that ?
    Could it be because he really doesn’t care what we think .
    Why might that be ?
    Could it be because he doesn’t have to ?
    Why would that be ?
    Could it be because there’s a shift in NZ’s entire status quo as we know it coming up thus rendering what we think irrelevant .
    Corporate Rulers tear us away from the Common Wealth and regurgitate us into Jonky Land complete with Mouse Ears and Hawaiian shirts while we stand on the beaches with clubs and spears as the nuclear powered and armed aircraft carriers come over from the Mediterranean having just come from turning the Middle East into an irradiated dust bowl ? ( Yes , I know . I do sound mad . )
    Is that why all the fuss re the GCSB , the FBI , the NSA etc ?
    Is that why the Kim Dotcom ruse and the Banksy charade ? ( Banks was double crossed to press home a psychological tactic IMO . )

    ( Yes , that’s right folks . I do not trust the Uber German one little bit . Remember the War ? Remember the sign above the gates leading to some of the concentration camps ?
    “Arbeit macht frei” is a German phrase meaning “work makes (you) free”.[1] The slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps during World War II, including most infamously Auschwitz I, where it was made by prisoners with metalwork skills and erected by order of the Nazis in June 1940. )
    “ Work will set you free . “ Is that so paula bennett ?
    That was only 73 years ago . An old friend of mine and a very erudite fellow once said he suspected some of the Nazi Good Old Boys had spirited themselves away and into Israel to hide from the impending war crimes charges they knew they’d be facing . What better place for a Nazi to hide than amongst Jews in Israel ? ( Yep , sounding madder . )
    You might be saying to yourself right now that , that’s a preposterous notion . That I’m suggesting that in some abstract way , we’re being swindled out of our country .
    Well , to that I say ;
    I can say that because we , the New Zealander , are not in control of our own country . We have no leader leading us . We have a liar and a traitor who’s more slippery than an eel smeared in KY jelly only more attractive . In just a few years he’s headed an outrageous disintegration of our rights and privileges and he’s showing no signs of easing up .
    The day that We The People can safely say the our Government is afraid of us and that they will do as we ask is the day that I’ll eat these words without seasoning .
    I voted NO of course . But I did so knowing that the outcome of a piffling little non binding referendum means nothing to a multimillionaire , International Man of His Times with his Big Fancy Friends , at least one of whom will be worth more than the last ten years of our GDP if not more .
    Keep it International people . Our/New Zealands problems have just gone Global .

    • Andrea says:

      I vote for the eel. I can at least look at that without retching!

    • Marc says:

      “I can say that because we , the New Zealander , are not in control of our own country . We have no leader leading us . We have a liar and a traitor who’s more slippery than an eel smeared in KY jelly only more attractive . In just a few years he’s headed an outrageous disintegration of our rights and privileges and he’s showing no signs of easing up . The day that We The People can safely say the our Government is afraid of us and that they will do as we ask is the day that I’ll eat these words without seasoning.”

      Good on you, Countryboy, you certainly know what is going on, and you have certainly got the message right!

  3. Nitrium Nitrium says:

    Yep I voted. Fuck John Key and his fucking “mandate”.

  4. Lionel says:

    I voted I,m with Nitrium

  5. Marc says:

    Yep, I sent off my vote the day after the papers arrived in the post!

    I hope everybody else reading this will vote, and I hope that the right votes are cast, to send Trader John and Poker Key the message!

    Hawaii is calling, for an early retirement in the sun, and for golf at lunchtime with Barack, the other due retiree of former high office on those isles.

  6. Wayne McIndoe says:

    Yes, I have voted, we need to send a resounding NO message to key and his cronies. His arrogance over this whole business is breathtaking