Why yes, ACT are very, very, very HARD RIGHT – how the Left defeat National and why they’ll screw it up

You vote National, you get ACT Far Right Policy.

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The saddest boy in the world with the loneliest robot ever built

ACT’s alternative budget: Cuts to taxes and public services

The ACT Party is proposing a wide range of cuts and an increase to the superannuation age to achieve tax cuts and return the government to surplus within a year.

As The Daily Blog has been pointing out since the election, the extreme hard right policy of ACT is simply not appreciated by the majority of kiwis.

But it’s there, oh sweet Jesus is it there.

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That’s just the start…

  • Cut and freeze the Minimum wage
  • Interest back on all student loans
  • No Kiwsaver subsidy
  • Cancel winter energy payment
  • Dump all climate crisis legislation
  • no more best start payments for families with new borns
  • cut welfare payments
  • no tax credits for research and development
  • cuts to working for families
  • $7b a year cut in public services
  • Abolish Maori seats
  • Abolish Human Rights Commission

This is Romper Stomper Hard Right insanity that makes Qanon look reasonable and because there is no way National can win without ACT, every vote to National empowers ACT.

David Seymour is a very funny, very clever, very talented politician who desperately wants what the humans call, ‘l-o-v-e’.

He doesn’t want to be in Parliament for one second longer than he has to.

He wants to get out of politics and get paid enormous money in the corporate world and maybe find a friend.

In short, David is a wide eyed idealogical mouth foamer who feels honour bound to mutilate the State so that it’s too wounded to ever grow back.

It’s called the Milton Friedman Prune.

David is a man in a hurry to try and get a life before politics robs him of one, so when he puts out these blistering policy directions that would cause enormous damage and carnage to the social infrastructure that so many people desperately require every day to survive, you best fucking believe he would do it in the blink of a sociopath’s eye.

The poor PSA representative the News cut to to get comment of what 14 000 job losses would look like in the public service stammered and almost burst into tears so needless was David’s malice.

While TDB has been pointing out that the Wellington Bureaucracy certainly do control policy and have far too much influence for their own self interest, we argue conquering that requires a plan to use tasers on their most sensitive areas to advance a left wing economic policy platform. It doesn’t require taking a chainsaw to the entire capacity of the State and calling that blunt force trauma amputation surgical!

David is throwing the baby, the bath, the little plastic toys, the soap and the entire toilet out with the bathwater.

I don’t see why the nation has to suffer another hard right neoliberal hatchet job on the State’s capacity to help people just because David Seymour wants to get laid now.

David wants to hand on heart be able to tell Satan that he did all he could to mutilate the State before he leaves for a life of first class travel and disappointed in-laws.

 

Here’s how you defeat National:

Just how batshit crazy ACT policy is will make many flinch.

Many blokes have walked away from Labour and the Greens and are voting National because they are sick of Jacinda and our ever triggered woke hysterical activists.

There are 2 things everyone flirting with voting National need to recognise right now.

1: Luxon can do the 45 second CEO soundbite but he has zero intellectual curiosity, he is a devout evangelical Christian whom believes his wealth is proof positive that Jesus loves him. His policies will make things far far far worse in this country in terms of housing, inequality and poverty so don’t pretend voting against Jacinda for him makes you radical or edgy, it makes you a fuckwit

2: Luxon is such a boofhead, he’ll let David run rings around him in terms of pushing through crazy ACT Party policy because Luxon isn’t interested in philosophy, he’s interested in God’s love of him being the best he can be. Policy is something the little people do, and Christopher don’t do little people stuff. National are selling Luxon’s certainty to you, and that’s all.

You vote National, you get ACT Far Right Policy.

Make no mistakes that Seymour wants to ram this madness through, and Chris Luxon is intellectually too vain to stop him.

You vote National, you get ACT Far Right Policy.

New National recruits are voting because they are angry with Labour and the Greens, they don’t realise yet what they are actually getting with that protest vote.

You vote National, you get ACT Far Right Policy.

Once punters realise what the fuck crazy David Seymour can ram past an easily distracted Luxon, the sooner they’ll come back to Labour.

Sure, male voters are pissed off with the Left, but they’re not fucking insane.

 

How the Left will fuck it up:

The above message, ‘Vote National and you get ACT Far Right policy’ is the only thing Labour and Green activists should say between now and the 2023 election.

That forces newly supporting National voters to reflect on what a blue tick actually is getting them and in turn can win back centrist supporters for Labour.

What the activist base will instead do however is get into social media death fights with ACT acolytes over policy while screaming racist and sexist which will end up pushing people deeper into their polarisation.

 

This next election is going to be the most extreme in NZ since Rogernomics.

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100 COMMENTS

  1. The Left fucked it up by:

    a) Not being Left.
    b) Importing hundreds of thousands of Right-wing voters.

    • Jacinda thought that all those right wing grubs who all of a sudden voted for her actually loved her for who she was. She now believed that everyone loved her. She did not see how the right were just using her to not let the greens in who wanted a wealth tax. Jacinda repaid these grubs with immense wealth, she was like the bank who only rewarded its new members with the best rates. She completely ignored the long suffering poor real Labour supporters, they were just taken for granted. She has lost them forever. Only a CGT would help get them back, nothing else will work.

      • “…the loneliest robot ever built” Yes, but it’s hot. Ba ha.
        Can someone tell me? Does seymour have a belly button or a USB port?
        Seymour is, to all intents and purposes, roger douglas and look what roger did. Little man roger took a paradise and fucked it. Seymour simply wants to keep fucking the cadaver because roger visits him at night and tells him to do so.
        You hear those creaking floor boards and those unexplained bumps and thumps late at night? That’s creeping little roger looking for a crack, a little opening to get up into, to spread the satanic word of greed.
        If roger ruled the world, this is what the world would look like, only much, much worse.
        The Guardian.
        Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures
        https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/gallery/2015/apr/01/over-population-over-consumption-in-pictures
        . Labour with Chloe Swarbrick’s advice and guidance could change the entire literal and metaphorical landscape of AO/NZ’s economics and politics.
        All they’d have to do is tell the damning truth. It’d bury the natzo’s along with act and many old neoliberal labour politicians too but OMG, it’d be curative and refreshing.
        I liked the bit in the above The Guardian article where there was a photograph of of Brazilian feed lots.
        “Industrial livestock production in Brazil‘Despite the industry’s spin, concentrated animal feeding operations are not the only way to raise livestock and poultry. Thousands of farmers and ranchers integrate crop production, pastures, or forages with livestock and poultry to balance nutrients within their operations and minimise off-farm pollution through conservation practices and land management. Yet these sustainable producers, who must compete with factory farms for market share, receive comparatively little or no public funding for their sound management practices.’ Martha Noble”
        roger and wee davy’s approach would more resemble the Chinese approach. As they’ve tried to implement here in AO/NZ with Dairying. Dairy ‘Farming’ isn’t farming. I know, I’m a farmer, not a fucking cowsploiting factory worker where the production line is tits and udders.
        ‘Rectangular fields’
        “No room for nature, the entire landscape is devoted to crop production in China‘Globalisation, which attempts to amalgamate every local, regional, and national economy into a single world system, requires homogenising locally adapted forms of agriculture, replacing them with an industrial system – centrally managed, pesticide-intensive, one-crop production for export – designed to deliver a narrow range of transportable foods to the world market.’ Helena Norberg-Hodge”

  2. His supporters and new recruits just need to look at number (11) to vote for Act they would blindly overlook the rest.

    (1)Cut and freeze the Minimum wage
    (2)Interest back on all student loans
    (3)No Kiwsaver subsidy
    (4)Cancel winter energy payment
    (5)Dump all climate crisis legislation
    (6)no more best start payments for families with new borns
    (7)cut welfare payments
    (8)no tax credits for research and development
    (9)cuts to working for families
    (10)$7b a year cut in public services
    (11)Abolish Maori seats
    (12)Abolish Human Rights Commission

    • The Maori seats were supposed to go with MMP 3 decades ago, theres nothing stopping Maori standing in General seats & from a population % they’re currently overepresented in Parliament.

      • Can you elaborate on Maori Seats we’re meant to have gone 3 decades ago?
        I just can’t remember that bit.

    • That’s right Stephen and as soon as there’s a real televised debate between David Seymour and Willy Jackson, you will see even more white Kiwis, South African expats and Asian voters flock to ACT.

      Our prediction is that National might be lucky to be the fourth most popular party or cab-off the rank at the 2023 election.

      Bring on the real election: apartheid, ACT and National New Conservatives and Destiny Pati versus social responsibility kindness, Labour, Greens and Te Pati Maori.

      • don’t you mean south african IMMIGRANTS andrew? how many are NZ citizens I wonder, ‘foreign voters’ are a bit of a trigger for rightard TDB posters, only the fat gammon faced brits on the costa del chips are ex-pats
        ex-pat carries the implication that once your ‘colonial service’ is over you will fuck off home.

  3. Sure, male voters are pissed off with the Left, but they’re not fucking insane.

    I wouldn’t bank on that…

  4. The worst of this is the proposal to raise the pension age from 65-67 by 2025. This is nothing less than barbaric and will hurt the poorest the most. All so some rich prick like Seymour can pay less tax. These rich pricks can go and get fucked.

    • It is 67 in Australia and UK so why not here.Some countries in Europe are 60 to 63 but they are in a terrible state financially like Spain and Greece. There are some workers doing hard manual work who should be able to retire early but the average retirement age now in NZ is 69 and some can go on longer . I was forced to retire at 68 due to health issues and now do volenteering as I can choose when I help but would love to be working .
      The heating allowance is given to many who do not need it but others need more especially young families .It would be fairer to means test it but it may not be financially viable
      Less public servants is good in principle but not those doing front line work like teachers and medical people but I am sure there are many high paid paper pushers we could do without

      • Your sense of humanity is out to lunch. What about the people between 65 and 67 who cannot work or find a job? Out on the street? There are heaps of people who are extremely glad that they are able to retire or claim the pension at 65? Why do you want to push them into penuy? Where is your common decency?

        • It’s all about Trevor. What suits him and what he imagines will also suit everyone else. Do people who write here regularly really sit down and think about what is needed, what people can cope with, which will be different from the commenter? But what could they manage with a bit of help that would really make life better and prepare them and all of us for the coming tribulations we are constantly advised about?

        • Where is your common decency? Ask Oz, the UK, Ireland, US, Norway…get a fucking grip. These are countries with a lot more money than we can ever dream of.

          • So you think we should plunge 65-66 year olds in poverty just so rich pricks like you pay less tax?

            You’re just a peice of work aren’t you? Pension age should be lowered back to 60, let’s face it, retirement should be available to ALL, not the lucky few.

            • If it were means tested but why should a healthy and fit 69 or 71 year old still working and let’s earning a descent income receive a penny from the state?

              Why are multimillionaires living on Waiheke with gold plated pension plans receive the heating allowance?

              Also, more and more people are living for far far longer so reality dictates we need to adapt. In the 50’s and 60’s most men were dead before they hit 70, it’s now about 81 and will steadily increase.

              We can’t afford to provide universal pensions in this context. I agree, if you’ve been a builder or a labourer your body will be fucked and you should be able to get support but if you’ve been some middling office wallah pushing a keyboard with a corporate f7nded healthcare package meaning at 60 you’re as fit as a 40 year old twenty years ago, then no. The latter can wait and keep working as they can and should

              • So if you had your way, only the the rich can afford to retire. Anyone else can work till they drop, or try and exist/subsist on what used to be the sickness benefit.

          • Problem is, Cabbage, this country sold its soul flogging off so many of our revenue earning assets off-shore. We even penalised our own gifted workers to toady up to the Hollywood dream spinners, and rewarded the treacherous shysters, Jackson and Key with knighthoods. Oops, and that good wee Christian from deepest Dipton got donged for his bit too.

      • yeah trevs in favour of the elite stealing more money from the rest of us..
        quelle surprise
        …the govt made a deal with kiwis they should honour that deal.

    • can the raise in pension age be challenged? people entered into a contract with the govt to pay a fee per week in the expectation of a pension at 65…now the govt wants to unilaterally change the terms and conditions of that contract…we have enough ‘chancer lawyers’ maybe one should have a go.

      now if they want to say people starting in the workforce tomorrow morning won’t get it ’til 67 that’s ok all above board…but for people who’ve paid in for years not acceptable…or can NZers unilaterally decidide to change our contract with the govt and stop paying tax…cuz mmmmmm reazonz

    • this I agree with – demographics are gonna kill us like the cost of shelter is – put it up to 70 and means test it including trust assets

  5. my god a 2 bar lekky fire on full, what an outrageous display of conspicuous consumption by a spoilt entitled member of the elite, given current NZ…..AND NO QUILT on the more than slightly ‘mumsy’ sofa….you’ll be telling me he buys fresh veggies next.

  6. Seymours’ far right party has plenty of money for guns but none for food or power for struggling families, instead he wants to sell more of our family silver. What a fucken wanker we don’t want him anywhere near power and when will National get some balls and say nah! we don’t agree with going that far or are they scared the horses for courses will bolt from their stable.

    • Yes we want him more than near to the levers of power. Act has the courage to be very unpopular for the sake of constructive ideas they believe in. Jacinda and Luxor could learn a lot from Act! Act couldn’t give a fuck for collecting ‘likes’ on social media.

  7. A few decades ago Act’s policies would have been considered a little to the right of center, it is because Labour has gone so far to the Left that Act’s policies are considered to be extreme Right.

    • Ok Mark V. While you sit patiently under that bridge, waiting for three completely unsuspecting goats to turn up, do entertain us with how you work that out.

    • mark how far exactly left are the labour party

      before you answer ‘identity politics’ is a way of not being left.

  8. I agree Gagarin, Soccer Mum’s are the worst, you can probably toss in Tennis ladies also, they tell it shot i say order the man folk who to vote for.

  9. Ha fuck this is a great blog post- how ever:
    ” His policies will make things far far far worse in this country in terms of housing, inequality and poverty”
    We have just witnessed the biggest rise in these things in our country under Labour- So i doubt Luxon would be as bad as its just been!!

  10. 50% Haves, predominantly older and foreign… 50% Have Nots, mainly younger and local… do the fucking math. Tick, tock, tick, tock…

  11. Most of that looks like pretty solid policy to me. We need to end race segregation and gender bias in New Zealand. This looks like a good start.

  12. It is 67 in Australia and UK so why not here.Some countries in Europe are 60 to 63 but they are in a terrible state financially like Spain and Greece. There are some workers doing hard manual work who should be able to retire early but the average retirement age now in NZ is 69 and some can go on longer . I was forced to retire at 68 due to health issues and now do volenteering as I can choose when I help but would love to be working .
    The heating allowance is given to many who do not need it but others need more especially young families .It would be fairer to means test it but it may not be financially viable
    Less public servants is good in principle but not those doing front line work like teachers and medical people but I am sure there are many high paid paper pushers we could do without

    • Trevor S. Volunteering is another way way to learn the things which few politicians do, and which can niggle at one’s peace of mind forevermore – an elderly lady in her 80’s seeking a financial arrangement to pay for a pair of second-hand shoes shouldn’t really be happening. I do know folk who sit in the library to keep warm, and who explain which window receives the most sun. I find walking outdoors makes a cold house warmer to return to, but not everybody can do that. I think someone like Seymour, comfortable with the elderly living in freezing cold, has to be either a ruthless ruthless little bastard or psycho. Babies being admitted to hospital with bronchiolitis, or worse, is grim, and can impact practically upon the whole family unit in major ways. You probably recall the newspaper publicity the handful of old folk admitted to Christchurch Hospital every winter used to receive, but “privacy” is now a very convenient political tool for artful dodgers .

      The whole issue of the obscene prices which New Zealanders now pay for the electric power usage which further enriches the people who own the electricity supply and its deliverance, is a separate issue for which some politicians deserve a horse-whipping, but this issue alone is one which places Seymour on the outskirts of civilised society.

      He’s also quite an idiot failing to factor in the economic costs of anything which impacts upon people’s health or well being. He’s reputed to be reasonably clever, but that’s not clever, except insofar as we, the long-suffering tax payers bear the cost, as usual. Partnership with the dingbat in the black Mercedes who confused getting the leadership of an imploding party of talentless gits with the state opening of Parliament, is bad news.

    • Trevor S Addendum. I omitted the “ hypothermia” in my comment. The handful of old folk admitted every winter to Christchurch Hospital with hypothermia, due to the impact of low temperatures which multi layers of clothing can’t alleviate, used to be reported. One of my local library squatters, mid 70’s, went to his GP with chilblains, which I’d not really heard of since my schooldays, when they seemed to have been seen as an affliction of the children of the poor.

  13. ACT’s list. The opposite of Schindler’s List as in having no interest in conserving and helping people or managing the world so it’s okay for people to live in.

    ACT’s list – a wet dream for Scrooges with gout.

  14. That heater could be comforting for the people who live on the streets. The people who sit in libraries to keep warm, or who spend all day riding around on buses courtesy of Winston Peters, can get cold at night. The children of the poor living in garages and sheds and aunty’s wash house could be taking up hospital beds when winter kicks in and the virus does more virus stuff, and living in a motel, while better than a car or a tent, is a sub-optimum start to life for our most precious taonga. This creep knows this – but so do all the shabby politicos leading Labour and the Nats, but it doesn’t impact on them or their focus groups, so they don’t care.

    • The biggest cause of poverty is the cost of housing.

      The biggest barrier to fixing that is ordinary average citizen NIMBYs who don’t want cheaper housing and the people who would live in the cheap housing. Cheap housing would ruin their capital gains.

      So you don’t have to look far to see your fellow citizens who are really to blame.

  15. 14000 members of the public service given the arse! We can only dream.
    NZTA needs completely gutting and starting again just got a start.
    Half of MPI could go and Noone would notice, MBIE also needs emptying and restarting. And probably all the others.
    14000 should just be a start if we want to fix the country.
    Someone fire everyone in Auckland transport and the douche bag cycle lobby while we are at it – suggesting removing teacher car parks and taking vehicle lanes for bikes- see ya!

    It’s a great time to fire useless bureaucrats who’s actual job is making everyone’s life more difficult, we have never had such a job shortage.
    The seat warmers can be redeployed to fruit picking and milking cows immediately, they can be a seamless part of the system they have forced on us all.
    I’ll bet they will enjoy the shitty wages and working conditions and they get to be critical workers! So if Covid is about then fuck you, you have to work and no staying home and still getting payed.

    What’s not to like.

    • You don’t really have a sense of humanity do you? All you care about is a tax cut, and stuff the good work that these admin staff do. Most of the are call centre workers who help people.

      Wages and conditions are still shit in the primary sector.

    • These administrators provide an important service that helps New Zealanders. They are mainly call centre workers and administrators, and you want to let them go and tell them to milk cow and pick fruit in shitty conditions.

      Just goes to show that you care more about tax cuts and shrinking the state.

      • Won’t someone think of the bureaucrats eh millsy.
        You are right it’s a mighty talented admin that can disappear 1.9 billion dollars extra funding and actually increase wait times for mental health.
        Some people should be in jail over that in my opinion, and so many other examples.
        We need a corruption watch dog and a massive clean out.
        WTF are you on about with taxes? Haven’t said anything about that have I.

        • A bit testy for someone with your name. A bureaucratic corruption watchdog , okay, defeats your argument.

          • Not at all Bert, what’s to be testy about, the woke bureaucrats who are choking the life out of the country might have to justify their jobs with a change of government and it’s not before time.

    • If Seymour had limited his plan to axing all those useless ministries, I’d be cheering him on. There will be predictable howls of outrage – I mean where are Grievance Studies graduates going to find work!

      But Seymour’s economic policy is a triumph of ideology over evidence. How does he imagine people on low incomes are going to pay the rent, let alone dream of ever owning a house? As for teacher bonuses, has he thought about the resulting perverse incentive for teachers to compete against each other, instead of helping each other out?

      The problem is that Luxon, fresh from the woke corporate world, willl probably jump at Seymour’s economic policy, but has already pushed back against the sensible plan to axe useless.ministries.

      • Yep, not a fan of ACT economic policy either -it’s a lame continuation of what Labour started in the 80s.
        But we need to gut the bureaucracy which is increasingly making life harder for working people.

    • Keepcalmcarryon Sure you’re not Bill English’s spawn ? Now where would you be domiciling the former bureaucrats turned cow milkers and apple pickers ? Dipton for cow people ? Hmm ? Even Bill couldn’t stand it and fled to Treasury and never went back after experiencing life in the Windy City and the sophisticated culinary delight of eating spaghetti on dough, so why should others have to ? The fruit pickers are being replaced by mechanical pickers, but I daresay, that Lambton Quay and Thorndon Hill could be planted out as orchards, but today’s people only want indigenous greenery and they’ll be chopping down everything else whether it be a splendid oak or an Ernest Shackleton statue or a pretty little maple. You’re sounding suspiciously like the Parliamentary protestors who planted a herb garden up there – how authentic is that – and I suggest that you stop smoking that stuff and read Steinbeck instead of watching television.

      • We can fill dams with public service tears and attain carbon neutral by powering wind turbines with the shrieking of the PMC.
        It will be glorious.
        Yes, where will they all get jobs?
        I guess they can ask all the people who they decided were in sunset industries how to find useful employment, they are bound to want to help.
        We could start a go fund me for unemployed Wellington troughers it’s bound to get at least $5 from millsy.

    • Agreed tedheath. The truly right thing to do, like you dsay, is to abolish the Maori seats, kick co-governance to te kerb and abolish the demographic ministries a la ACT Policy.

      There will be need for a pakeha Nationalist Reconciliation Ministry (PNRC), similar to The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), to redress the effects on hard-working white voters after 5 hard years of race-centric Labour rule.

      I am currently re-training to be an Emigration Consultant and if Labour and the Te Maori Pati win, I’d love to help disappointed Kiwi voters emigrate to a less racist country.

      Unfortunately, every time I have tried to put my company name and contact details into my comments, Martyn has not printed my blog comment/s. So I have left them out.

      My website isn’t quite finished, but ACT’s policy tonight has made me more determined to speed up my efforts.

    • Hardly good spelling from an Oxford boy, tedheath? Hardly a “u” or a capital “L” in sight?

      You right-wingers like ACT and National and The Taxpayers’s Union and Matthew Hooton on Breakfast today, are just creaming yourselves after your ploy to whip up the “mob” in Parliament Grounds and in Christchurch, under the guise of “Groundswell”

      Racist Tory pricks like your lot in England did soften privatisation of public assets with Maggie Thatcher to tip your hat to bra-burning women 10 years earlier, to show the Conservatives embraced “diversity”. My wife has offered to have a kick-boxing match with David Seymour to beat some sense into him for wanting to get rid of the Ministry for Women.

      Pale, stale, Key-puppet Luxon here just lost one of his few high-performing Maori Nats from Tauranga, to be replaced by…… a tall white guy – so much for diversity eh?

      I know you want to argue that Maggie Thatcher led the Tory Party, well we had Ruth Richardson, Jenny Shipley and Judith Collins. How did that go for working people in Thatcher’s years? About the same as Ruth’s mother-of-all-budgets here did, under a Tory-National govt.

      Link:Celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s death: Utterly disgraceful, or totally justifiable?
      By tiptoeing around Thatcher’s legacy and praising her strength of will, Labor (sic.) figures risk romanticizing a period of history that brought neoliberalism into the world, and blamed by some on the left for new levels of global impoverishment.

      Speaking in 1982, then Labor leader Michael Foot, who died in 2010, said of Thatcher: “She has no imagination, and that means no compassion.”

      It is this same lack of imagination that leads to platitudes that on the face of it are apolitical, but are in effect dangerously partisan.

      The lack of imagination that Tories like you tedheath, about the planned racist dog-whistles of Seymour and ineptitude of Luxon show the depths of the global moneyed class to keep the socially responsible and the poor out of power. Tories and ACT and National are about lowering taxes for the rich and screwing the poor and keeping or returning Maori to a powerless, colonised underclass.

      You right-wing, neoliberal pricks make me bilious tedheath. Don’t let the airport gate hit you on the way out of NZ and back to blighty!

  16. In any other country ACT would be considered no more “right” than centre left. Martyn has jumped out the Overton Window.

    • Oh yes, yes he has.
      Anything that doesn’t burn the rich (i.e. people middle class and above) at a stake is hard right.

  17. Kiwis are masochists and derive great pleasure in putting the boot into the wage poor , beneficiaries and older people and Maori. And many are cushioned against the ravages of ACT’s wish list and the Nasty Natz evil policies.

    If Luxon needs their votes he will do a deal and unlike LINO not letting the Greens anywhere near the implementation of government policy Seymour will have more influence particularly in a very tight result.

    Seymour will expect something for his support with confidence and supply.

    At least you know what ACT will do unlike the usual suspects.

  18. in short, David is a wide eyed idealogical mouth foamer…hang on there, isn’t that just like Jacinda or Robby????

  19. Come to think of it folks, David Seymour would be a great finance minister. Much better than Robertson could ever hope to be. For one, Seymour would question every dollar spent as to it being of value to NZ.

    • Agreed Daniel. David Seymour would be a way better leader of the right-wing bloc in NZ than Chris Luxon is, or every will be. Even if Seymour doesn’t get the National Party leadership after the next re-shuffle, it will be David Seymour as Minister of Finance under a NACT coalition.

  20. I love politician’s who want the super age moved further and further out so that you are nearly dead before you qualify to receive it. Of course David and the other entitled never have to be concerned about life as a struggling superannuant with their own gold plated MP’s superannuation plan.

  21. Seemorebutt has a problem.

    In 2020. The only reason he got such a large percentage of the vote was because he caught a bounce because of the gun lobby and legislation on the back of the terrorist massacre in Christchurch.

    The nolvetly of that crisis is over. He needs another crisis to ride on the back of and he hasn’t put his finger on it yet. What could it be?

    • ACT is still currently the only party in Parliament that offers any hope to firearms owners caught in Labour’s ongoing attacks. That push isn’t over by a long shot, we still have the attacks of ranges & clubs, plus the firearms registry to come. Also the Police still haven’t cleared their licensing backlog.

      • Nah. That horse has well and truly bolted Rich.

        The numbers confirm that. The trend in the last 15 polls.
        It’ll backfire if Act tries to light that fire again.
        Act will shed a few pollies this time round.

        • After the next election, when ACT are part of the Government, they will have to follow through on their promises & clean up Labour’s failed policy mess. Law abiding shooters got crucified over Police & Government failings and now we have a complete mess of illegal guns & random shootings, and Labour’s solution is impose more restrictions on the law abiding. Safer communities? Not with these clowns.

          • Maaate! You’re Dream’n!

            At best. A hung parliament may produce a minority government either way.

            • When you consider everything is sliding in the wrong direction, Labour would need a miracle to turn things around, especially if Ardern quits before the next election.

          • tools for what exactly? and I don’t mean a bolt action hunting rifle, what job exactly is a semi auto ‘tool’ suited to?

            • Small wonder we have such a mess with Labours gun laws when their backers show such a pathetic level of maturity on a serious topic eh gargarin.

              • “I don’t think we are going to achieve a great deal by talking about facts” Hera Cook, Gun Control New Zealand

                • Yep, not a sound idea out of any of the gun control crowd just ideology and ad homs.
                  Says a lot for their strength of argument doesn’t it.

              • except for barrel creep on a semi auto dicky, a reasonably adept shot with a bolt action (lee enfield for preference) can probably do as well if not better, of course you have to be able to shoot rather than just spray.
                ohhhh errr missus

                • The problem is dealing with multiple, fast moving animals (dear, goats, wallabies, pigs, dogs etc), is you shoot one with your bolt action rifle and the rest just run away. Fine if you are trophy or meat hunting, useless if you are doing pest control. Sure farmers can hire an authorized & suitably equipped pest control company (at their own expense and hope they catch up with the problem mob when they are on site) or pepper their farmland with 1080 bait and hope their stock doesn’t eat it.

  22. Seymour the maori. straight outta azarov. on the roastbusters couch. one of these statements is incorrect.

  23. Act is hard right. The Greens are hard woke. The Moari. Party is hard separatism. THt is what you get from MMP so that Labour and Nation can hug the middle

      • You’re right for once Sam I am.

        The maari partae represent fuckwittedness and CRT woke mowree styles.

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