Senior NZ First MP Shane Jones has cast doubt on National’s ability to get its foreign buyers’ tax across the line in coalition talks.
Speaking to Radio Waatea on Tuesday, Jones said tax changes that could worsen housing affordability were not in NZ First’s DNA.
“The north, the west, the east, and the south – they recall that we have in our DNA a deep aversion to tax cuts if it worsens the prospect of Kiwis getting on the property ladder and those things were well and truly aired during the campaign,” Jones said.
THIS is the true nub of the problem for the new far right Government.
National built their entire economic model on the fake premise they’ll make billions in revenue from a tax on foreign buyers speculating in the domestic market.
Problem is NZ First had the foreign buyers ban in the manifesto and helped Labour put in place in the first term of the Labour led Government.
The Real Estate Pimps have pumped millions of dollars in donations to National and want the foreign buyers ban lifted on top of re-opening tax loopholes, on top of dumping healthy home requirements, on top of the right to evict.
The Real Estate Lobbyists effectively wrote National’s Policy.
The problem is Winston don’t get no money from the Real Estate Pimps so he don’t care about their interests and because NZ First put the Foreign Buyers Ban in, they sure as Christ won’t lift it meaning National’s entire economic House of Cards collapses.
This is why there is still so much of a chance that we may well go to a second election because National can’t budge Winston and ACT hate Winston.
The right have the money for a second election, the Left don’t and if Winston can be painted out as the problem, they could burn him politically.
National, ACT and NZ First expects the electorate to behave like Pavlov’s Dog.
In one breath we are told the negotiations can be immediate and quick, while in the next breath re-stating how they can walk away altogether.
NZ First is like retirement village political chlamydia, but more delusional. ACT have values that would embarrass your average Drug Cartel and shame flesh hungry piranha while Luxon looks like a frightened virgin at an orgy.
This isn’t looking good.
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