“…Right at the start, I know I’m never speaking from an objective viewpoint.
I was raised by a pack of rabid lefties and feminists.
I take some basic principles for granted and I often have trouble debating with people who simply aren’t approaching the world from the same basic viewpoint.
Nevertheless, it completely fucking baffles me how the Labour Party can continue to suck so hard.
We know NZ is a pretty liberal country, a society with a strong sense of fairness and justice – and we can all see how the Right has systematically marketed its cold, irrational policies as being in line with core Kiwi beliefs –
- of course National believes some people need the support of the state in times of trouble – but not the bludgers -
- and of course National believes we need good healthcare and education systems – but why not just test the market to see if private providers can do better?
Give them a shot, don’t pre-judge them, right?
It should be easy for Labour to say, we believe in a strong social safety net.
We believe in caring for the vulnerable.
We will not let criminals exploit that system – but we know that this is not a huge issue -
- and we will not allow mercenary, compassionless bankers attack people in need by pretending to be concerned about fraud.
Why aren’t they going after their mates’ trust funds – if they’re so concerned?..”
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