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An open letter to Winston Peters…

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Don’t even think about it –

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Front page, Otago Daily Times, 11 December 1996

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‘Nuff said?

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  1. Last Chance
    23 November 2011 at 9:01 pm

    If you are against asset sales, vote for Winston Peters.(he will not make any mistakes this time)

    We need a strong fearless voice in parliament and someone who is not afraid to voice his opinions, regardless of how unpopular they are.
    Personally if it were not for these asset sales, I would not really care who wins this election.

    This is not a sports team we are cheering for, but the future of our children and unborn generations to come.

    remember Air NZ,went broke,, cost us tax payers a billion dollars to create a rescue plan,
    Raiways was a disaster when being run by private owners.
    Telecom is still costing us over a billion dollars++.
    Sth Cant. finance, costing us $1.5 billion and rising.

    Get a life and break the mould and vote for the team who will retain our assets.

    Please, pretty please.

    • Gosman
      24 November 2011 at 12:23 pm

      Ummmm… what the heck does Sth Canterbury finance got to do with anything? This was a private company which had a government guarrantee, Are you trying to imply we should nationalise the ENTIRE finance sector? I’d love to see that pushed by some nutty left wing party.

  2. fmacskasy
    23 November 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Last Chance :

    If you are against asset sales, vote for Winston Peters.(he will not make any mistakes this time)

    We need a strong fearless voice in parliament and someone who is not afraid to voice his opinions, regardless of how unpopular they are.
    Personally if it were not for these asset sales, I would not really care who wins this election.

    This is not a sports team we are cheering for, but the future of our children and unborn generations to come.

    remember Air NZ,went broke,, cost us tax payers a billion dollars to create a rescue plan,
    Raiways was a disaster when being run by private owners.
    Telecom is still costing us over a billion dollars++.
    Sth Cant. finance, costing us $1.5 billion and rising.

    Get a life and break the mould and vote for the team who will retain our assets.

    Please, pretty please.

    ‘Chance’, the only thing that bothers me about Petrers returning to Parliament is this;

    Let’s assume the following election day results;

    National: 55 seats

    Maori Party: 4 seats

    ACT: nil

    Peter Dunne: nil

    Total centre-right: 59

    * * *

    Labour: 38 seats

    Greens: 15 seats

    Mana: 2 seats

    Total centre-left: 55

    NZ First: 6 seats

    If Peters refuses to give a Labour-led coalition Supply & Confidence, then he is effectively allowing a National-led minority coalition to govern: 59 is greater than 55.

    For Labour to be the next government, Peters will have to give Labour Supply & Confidence.

    The alternative to a National-led minority coalition, is a hung Parliament, and another election. That would destroy NZ First forever; defeat Labour; and probably result in National winning an outright majority.

    It would also mean the death of MMP.

    Let’s hope I’m being overly pessimistic.

  3. 24 November 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Gosman :

    Ummmm… what the heck does Sth Canterbury finance got to do with anything? This was a private company which had a government guarrantee, Are you trying to imply we should nationalise the ENTIRE finance sector? I’d love to see that pushed by some nutty left wing party.

    Sth Canterbury Finance cost taxpayers more than it should have. The terms and conditions for finance companies and banks taking up the Bank Deposits guarantee scheme is quite clear on this matter.

    • Gosman
      25 November 2011 at 9:03 am

      More than it should have??? What does that mean?

      Personally I think the entire thing should have been left to fail and there should have been no Government guarrantee. However as National inherited the system the last Labour led government put in place it’s hands were tied to a degree.

      The trouble with Last Chance’s post is he seems to be equating privatised companies like Telecom with South Canterbury Finance. They are two separate things.

  4. Priss
    26 November 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Gosman :

    More than it should have??? What does that mean?

    Personally I think the entire thing should have been left to fail and there should have been no Government guarrantee. However as National inherited the system the last Labour led government put in place it’s hands were tied to a degree.

    The trouble with Last Chance’s post is he seems to be equating privatised companies like Telecom with South Canterbury Finance. They are two separate things.

    Left to fail, you say!

    And what about all the people who would have lost jobs, businesses, homes, and livelihoods as a consequence? Honestly, it’s people like you who don’t give a shit about anyone else that is half the problem in our country. Try thinking about others for a change. Your selfishness disgusts me.

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