‘Smiling Assassin’ too pally with ratbags, says Grace — and she’s got a warning for JennyA column from ‘Grace’
Did anyone notice the Welfare Reform Bill that was passed late last month? No, I bet you didn’t. Few did.
It’s just another symptom of the Tories that currently hold sway in NZ. Try finding a job whilst on benefit, and see how you get treated.
Meanwhile, on the Kapiti Coast District Council there was enough public interest — shown through the large number of submissions — to hold a referendum about water meters. But these were effectively flushed down the toilet.
Steal $50 million or more, and you’ll get home detention. Steal over $450 million, you’ll get around 3 years’ jail time, then you’ll be free to go back to your mansion on Paratai Drive, Auckland.
‘Cruel joke’ on Kiwis
Yes, I’m talking about Rod Petricievic and his ilk. It’s a joke, a cruel joke that’s been perpetrated on the people of NZ.
If you have a knighthood, and squirrel away money, you’ll get 200 hours’ community service. The fact that Graham has appealed his sentence shows me he’s sorry he got caught. He’s not sorry for ripping people off, or taking their money hand over fist; he’s sorry he got caught.
Against this backdrop, the government have their very own crook, Mr Banks. Yet he’s still a sitting MP, and has the confidence of Shonkey Johnkey, ‘The Smiling Assassin’ of Merrill Lynch.
Shows you the calibre of the clowns at the top. He knowingly took money from donors, then asked them to split it so it could be labelled ‘Anonymous’.
This smells like the Royal Commission of Enquiry that found the policemen on the Crewe case had planted evidence against Arthur Allan Thomas and had committed ‘an unspeakable outrage’, yet there wasn’t enough evidence to convict them completely. A farce. Our justice system is a farce.
And so are asset sales – if Shonkey Johnkey is such a ‘money man’ and touts himself as a financial whizz, why the hell are we selling our assets then?
Is this the best solution he can come up with our economic woes? Assets were sold off once before, and the people of NZ had to buy them back.
Yet here he is, hocking the family silver, and wondering why people are upset. He doesn’t have a mandate to sell shares in our power companies, yet he’s still pushing ahead with it. That isn’t democracy. At least, it wasn’t, the last time I looked.
Warning for the Mayor
Ditto the Kapiti Coast District Council. There was enough public interest — shown through the large number of submissions — to hold a referendum about water meters.
Yet Rowan pushed on with her agenda, without consulting the public, stifling any public debate, and pushing her own wants onto the people of Kapiti.
A town in Bolivia, Cochabamba, had their water privatised in 2000. This was accomplished by a law change, after guarantees there would be no such thing. People were not allowed to collect rainwater, as the company in the USA owned their water.
The people rioted and the government was forced to back down and nullify the agreement that signed their water rights away to a consortium, half owned by the San Francisco company.
Be sure we’ll remember your arrogance and single-minded ignorance of our wishes when voting day comes around, Jen.
Don’t get too comfy swanning around our district opening things and pushing your agenda. It’s not the meters that annoy me, as such.
One more bill coming through the letterbox DOES upset me, mind you. It’s the lack of consultation, and any meaningful debate about it that’s irked the people of Kapiti. As I said, we’ll remember, Jen.