To be honest, I find the news that there is traffic chaos getting in and out of Auckland airport as hilarious as the bullshit solutions brainfarted out by Auckland Transport and Auckland Airport.
You want to know why there is gridlock around Auckland Airport?
Because we have tens of thousands of migrants, tourists and work/student visa holders all trying to get in and out of Auckland Airport. It’s not the bloody roads or traffic signal issues, we simply don’t have the infrastructure to cope with the massive National Party instigated floodgate opening of migration and tourism.
The gridlock around Auckland Airport sums up everything that has been wrong about National’s immigration and tourist policies. National simply don’t fund the extra social and physical infrastructure for our tiny country to cope with the massive influx of tourists and migrants.
Everywhere you look you can see this underfunding dynamic play out. In the regions where the engines of our economy work, they don’t have the necessary infrastructure to cope. Up north right now there are protests on dusty roads used by heavy trucks because the Government won’t pay for the road sealing. In Auckland housing has become a crisis because of slave labour work-student visa scams. We have schools now that must keep on eye out on their foreign students who are whisked away to be forced into arranged teenage marriages without the services to protect those children.
Everywhere you look, National’s need to inflate our growth rates with slave labour work-visa scams and record immigration is causing our social and physical infrastructure to fail.
Until we seriously crack down on migrant worker exploitation scams and record immigration we will never be able to catch our infrastructure up with the massive population explosion. Auckland Airport’s gridlock is just the beginning of what our future looks like under a National Party fourth term.
Who knew that the interests of property speculators to keep their bubble inflated would impact the rest of us so negatively?