I don’t know if they’re going to buy this Bill
It’s almost unbelievable that after 9 years in Office, Bill English is still struggling to find scapegoats for his Government’s total inaction on the Housing Crisis.
You would have thought after yesterdays joke announcement that National have redefined swimming standards by lowering them that they would pause in embarrassment, but no, they’ve doubled down just like Donald Trump would and today came out and blamed Auckland’s Housing Crisis on environmentalism…
The high cost of housing “hanging over” young families is a result of the efforts to protect the environment in Auckland and other big cities, Prime Minister Bill English says.
Regulations dictating how furniture should be laid out in yet-to-be-built buildings and how plants should be positioned on sections needed to be axed, the Prime Minister said today.
English used his keynote speech to his party’s Bluegreens forum – which is National’s advisory group on environmental issues – to point the finger at environmental concerns as a major driver of house prices.
That’s right folks, it’s not the property bubble that National have nurtured to keep the middle classes voting for them.
It’s not the flood gate opening of our 70 000+ immigration numbers.
It’s not the exploitative and sometimes fake student/work visa that sees 250 000 enter the country.
It’s not that our taxation system is geared towards exploitation.
It’s not our neoliberal ownership laws that allow any over seas resident to purchase our land.
It’s not that National are addicted to this fake economic model and can’t stop it.
They are just lying to our faces now.
They’ve spent so long bullying beneficiaries and the poor with this bullshit pretending it to be sound reasoned policy that when they try the same garbage on the educated middle classes they use the same condescending tone.
Middle Class Folk will accept 220 000 kids in poverty, 41 000 homeless and tones of other negative social stats if their property valuations keep rising, but not even over inflated paper millions will calm the fury of the middle classes if you are condescending to them.
National are in trouble here and they don’t recognise it yet.