While Andrew Little was dazzling the Auckland Business Community with all the charisma of month old milk, John Key was announcing the largest privatisation of State Housing and abdication of Government responsibilities ever conceived.
‘Social Housing’ is like ‘clean coal’ or ‘good cancer’ in that they don’t exist. Handing over the states obligations to religious groups is only a solution ISIS favours, which when you consider Key’s need to go to war against them is highly ironic. Last Christmas the Salvation Army showed none of the compassion of Christ when they declined a needy family Christmas presents, this is the organisation that will decide on social housing?
I foresee little room in the manger for many families.
National are clearly stunned that the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind actually handed them back this huge majority as much as the Left are and the pretence of moderation has all gone as they roll out vast unbuckling of the egalitarian NZ dream.
Privatising State Housing and abdicating their social obligations at a time when inequality is such a major problem should be decried by decent NZers, but this is a country that just shrugged off Dirty Politics and outragoues abuses of political power that would see any other Government thrown out on the streets, so punishing the poor with State House privatisation will probably be applauded by your average National Party voter.
If this is how far right National intend to lean, then the next 3 years will be intolerable.
Labour’s plan to build 100 000 homes affordable for the children of the middle classes in the face of these State House privatisation’s just seems like lip service rather than solutions to inequality.