Comrades, we urgently need an issue to rally around and build upon the unexpected solidarity that the lockdown generated.
That issue must be Rent Rise Protests.
The excruciating explosion in house prices that Labour have fuelled with billions poured into corporate banks for property speculators over the last few months will cascade down into profit maximisation of housing as a commodity.
That means evil rent rises in an over heated market that is close to boiling point.
There is a moment of bloody snap back that needs to happen here.
Jacinda’s kindness means jack shit if people are thrown onto the streets because the unregulated, untaxed property speculation market has erupted AFTER her Government fed the machine AND ruled out a capital gains tax.
We are all terribly grateful to her for saving us from Covid, but the free market dynamics she is refusing point blank to challenge are threatening to throw a vast chunk of Kiwis onto the streets.
What’s the point of saving us from a virus if you can’t pay the rent?
The rent prices are being rapaciously pushed up by speculators using property to fund lavish lifestyles.
If you are a renter, you should be incandescent with rage that this Government won’t modify the unregulated property speculation market!
It’s time to take to the streets.
It’s time to actually use our collective voice around an issue that impacts a huge swathe of New Zealand.
It’s time to demand Jacinda’s kindness means something.
The neoliberal NZ experiment has spawned a baby boomer subdivided middle class whose only illusion of wealth is the increasing property valuations generated by unfettered over seas buyers and slum lord property speculators.
Those forced to pay for their own education and their own retirement are finding it near impossible to enter a housing market dominated by those who haven’t.
We require new law cementing in long term tenancies with rent controls alongside mass public housing for renters and the promotion of ‘ethical landlords’, people who refuse to squeeze every last drop of money out of their tenants for needless greed.
Rent Rise Protests is the spark.
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