The only reason the bloody corporate farmers who are intensifying dairy suddenly care about the water is because they sense the outrage from voters at the way they have stolen and polluted our water ways while giving us expensive product because they charge us what they can get off shore.
Voters, environmentalists and consumers are sick of the way National have bent over backwards to farmers.
- National privatised our state assets to give farmers a $400 million irrigation slush fund.
- National took democracy away from Environment Canterbury to allow their farmer mates to take more water.
- National changed the bloody water quality rules to allow their farmer mates to continue to pollute our water ways.
- National pretend no one owns the water to allow their farmer mates to continue to steal and pollute while creating a loophole for water bottlers to exploit.
So after all that, we are to believe suddenly dairy intensifying farmers care about the water?
Fuck the fuck off!
This is the same industry that spends millions on TV propaganda adverts to try and con sleepy hobbits that nothing is wrong.
This is the same industry that threatened to gag Greenpeace over their adverts showing the truth.
This is the same industry that threatens journalists and scientists for criticising them.
We shouldn’t be looking at just hitting Farmers up with the true cost of their pollution, we should be going much further!
Instead of being forced to pay the same prices for produce made in NZ that overseas buyers are prepared to pay, which in turn inflates the cost to us, a ‘Kiwi Subsidy’ should apply.
The Kiwi Subsidy should be on all NZ produced produce and is paid by the industry to lower the cost to the domestic consumer rather than fleece us just because they can find a willing buyer who will pay more overseas.
We allow the agricultural industry to form monopolies and we allow them to take water and we allow them to import labour rather than employ NZers, and what do we as domestic consumers who allow all of this to happen get? Price gouging produce that we have to compete with a global market for.
I say screw that.
Domestic consumers have paid enough of a price by allowing monopolies to form, have our water polluted and taken and see jobs go offshore for this industry.
In return the agricultural industry owes us with a price for the product grown here that is lower than what the global demand can produce.
It is time for the industry that has taken so much to start giving back.