Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Without Winny

NZF's gettin' back in from the outside, from the outside, from the outside .. 'Cause we're no longer pollin' down below five, down below five, down below five..
Guess who's back..
Back again..
Winston's back..
Tell a friend..
Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back
guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back..
I've created a Messiah, cause nobody wants to see Goff no more
They want Winny, Phil's chopped Labour
Well if you want Kiwi, this is what I'll give ya
A little bit of need mixed with some hard labour
Some Nationalism that'll jump start the economy quicker
than a Shock Doctrine by Ruth while I'm not co-operating
When I'm critiquing the neolib' agenda while she's operating (hey!)
You waited this long to stop the House debating
Cause I'm back, smokin' a fag and Pontificating
I don't know if you've seen the job market lately but our economy's problems're complicating!
So GST they won't let be
they keep trying to fuck around with ACC
And then shut me down on TV3
But it just feels so empty, without me
So, come on and get exports on ships
Fuck the TPPA trying to blow PHARMAC to bits
And get ready, cause this shit's about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits, FUCK YOU O-Gee!
Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody, Party Vote for me
Cause we need a little, controversy
Cause it feels so empty, without me
I said this looks like a job for me
So everybody Party Vote for me
Cause we need a little, controversy
Cause it feels so empty, without me
Little Hellions, ACT's feelin rebellious
Embarrassed their economic policy dates from the era of Elvis
Privatized 3-strike prisoners helpless
'til someone comes along on a mission and yells BRASH!
A Visionary, Vision seen Clearly
Should start a Reformation, buyin' back the airwaves
A rebel, so just let me revel and bask
in the fact that I'm about to start kickin' some arse
And it's a disaster, such a catastrophe
- the Earthquake Response we got under Brownlee.
Well I'm back, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Fix your Foreshore & Seabed and then I'm gonna
Get in, keep the Nation from deterioratin' any longer
The Balance of Accountability, back from Tauranga
I'm Questing, advocating Compulsory Saving
Investing in NZ's future and jesting!
"Hey Media, attention please!"
Feel the tension, soon as someone mentions me
Here's my ten cents, more of which is GST
"Ruled Out?" Heh .. have we got news for Key! :)
Tizard's in a casket, I go tit for tat with
anybody who's talkin' economic bullshit
Sean Fitzpatrick, you can get your arse kicked
Leadin' them Randian Libertarianz bastards
And Don-B? You can get stomped by Rolly
You Friedmanite baldheaded political zombie
Your policy's too old, let go
It's over, 2025 Taskforce honcho!
Now let's go, just gimme the signal
I'll be there with a whole list full of new insults
I been slick, givin' sermons on the hill
ever since Philly first abandoned his principles!
But sometimes the shit just seems
everybody only wants to discuss me
Now without too much digressing,
It's actually about the whole party!
While I'm not the first king of controversy
I am the most eloquent since David Lange
I'm just saying let's take a Corporatist approach to the economy
and use it to make our Nation wealthy
(Hey!) Vote for an approach that works
Lest any other "white motherfuckers" emerge
But no matter about Banks gettin' a vote or three
It'll be so empty, without me
Frank Si-inatra, ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Lady Gaga*, la-la-la-la
*[this will only make sense to those who were present for the now-infamous "Let's hook Vivian's iPod up to The Chief's soundsystem and re-expose him to P-Diddy" incident]

Thursday, June 2, 2011

7 Steps to Recovery

Step 1: Savings

You are taxed on income; and then you are taxed on the interest your savings earn.

With inflation running at, at least 5%, where can ordinary people save with security and still get a reasonable rate of return?

The answer is nowhere!

New Zealand First will introduce:

A bold set of tax incentives to encourage private savings - the first $10,000 of interest earned would become tax free.

We will introduce government guaranteed inflation proof bonds - eligible to New Zealand citizens resident in New Zealand only - and that will pay the inflation rate (measured by the CPI) plus 2.5%

Step 2: Saving our Land

New Zealand First will impose strict restrictions on foreign land ownership.

This is not xenophobic - it's the same restrictions that Kiwis face if they want to buy land in many other countries.

Only New Zealand citizens will be able to buy land and that land already owned offshore can only be sold back to a New Zealand citizen.

Step 3 Foreign Ownership

We will also create a new agency The NZ Ownership Agency- with an initial budget of $500m.

This agency will have a specific mandate to promote New Zealand ownership - and would develop a comprehensive long term plan to buy back strategic assets.

Step 4 Manufacturing

We will have policies to actively support, encourage and where appropriate protect this sector.

There are too many jobs, skills and wealth creation at stake in manufacturing to allow the sector to wither and die.

For example, we will protect government sector contracts such as the building of railway wagons for our own rather than Chinese railway workshops.

Step 5: Student Debt

We will introduce a scheme where government will make a matching dollar for dollar payment on student debt.

So, if a student had a student loan of say $30,000 - (a not unlikely sum) and paid back, $15,000 government would match that sum to extinguish the debt provided that student stays and works in New Zealand.

A matching contribution scheme would effectively halve student debt and remove a big incentive for young Kiwis to go overseas.

Step 6: Aussie Banks

They have had a dream run in New Zealand.

And recall that is was those same four Aussie banks who had to repay $2 billion to the IRD for tax avoidance in late 2009.

As KiwiBank and TSB show we are perfectly capable of operating our own banks.

New Zealand First policy is to give all Government business to a locally owned bank.

Step 7: Infrastructure

There can be no clearer example of a wasteful approach to public investments than the Government's so called Roads of National Significance (RoNS) project.

This $12 billion plus project is actually all about building more motorways.

New Zealand First policy is to scrap the RoNS project and free up massive financial resources for public transport in both metropolitan and provincial areas.

These policies will be developed further as the year progresses.