My brain hurts. This election year has been a really long nine months. The lies, the headlines, the spin, the policy, the chat, I am literally overloaded with information. At times it’s been exhausting trying to keep up. However I feel so passionate and so driven about this election it’s just something I have had to do, I am completely invested in the result, it matters for our kids.
I have to believe that my fellow New Zealanders will see the light and that they too will want to feed our kids rather than take a $10 tax cut in three year’s. To think that half our population prefers their own selfish wants over hungry kids is still a massive disappointment to me, I want to see some compassion. I have to keep on pushing and advocating for the left where the more caring policy seems to lie. To vote anything other than left is to take food from a hungry child’s mouth.
I want more people to vote with less of themselves in mind and think about what is best for most. It is a family friendly Government on the left versus business and the economy on the right. Think carefully if you want more lies and cover up’s, more broken promises, more unaffordable housing and an economy that hides behind falling dairy prices and a long drawn out earthquake recovery or more housing, fed kids, free Drs visits, a higher minimum wage for thousands, and just a whole different positive attitude. We need to look after our families too, not just the wealthy and big business.
I am looking forward to election night, I can’t wait for the result and to give my brain a break from it all. I will accept the result whatever it may bring but I hope more than anything else this year that we get it right and put our kids, our families the elderly and our most vulnerable first, before ourselves because any other option is to kill New Zealand as we know it. The TPPA, climate change denial, poverty denial, the acceptance of corrupt politics, too much damage to our land and rivers. Let’s stop this National train wreck and bring some hope back to hundreds of thousands that just can’t work any harder or longer to get ahead. A large portion of our population are either standing still or going backwards financially. If you are doing well right now and don’t see what I see then go for a walk from outside your own four walls. People are struggling out there, a lot. Just because something is working for you does not mean that it works for everyone else. Take a look at your morals, check your ego at the door and please vote with all of us in mind.