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Member since 21 Jan 2007
Member from Napier
Don't you just think Maurice Williamson is marvellous?He'll appeal to posters like Freemarket and Old Jack. There going to tax the right people in Auckland for using their roads.Up to $50 a week,but then you'll be able to afford it with your big tax cuts? I think National are just too kind to us down in the bay.What other new innovative trhings are afoot I wonder.And you lovely National Supporters won't mind paying more will you?Because if you vote National I guarentee you will regret it.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Omokoroa
maurice williams need to pull his head out of the sand,and communicate with his leader befor he makes statements like that. cheers pearly
Gosh Pearly. They ain't that smart,none of them.And their leader he's the dumbest of the lot.You would think he'd communicate with them in some way,but I guess he think's a win is on the cards. Do you really think he'll make a good Prime Minister? God Defend New Zealand!
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Its not the first time Mr Williams has put his foot in it,it probably wont be the last either.Was'nt he described as a loose Cannon in the past
yeah i still think he hasnt communiated with his leader and leader not knowing what hes saying. and yes i do think john key will make a good prime minister . cheers pearly
Member since 02 Jun 2007
Member from Mangere Bridge
I see Labour have the same policy on tolls, they say $2 per trip, but they are all guesses, nobody has done costings.
Yes I think your right Lemin.That's the National party for you.Pure guess work.God help us!
Nationals guess will be no better and no worse than Labours, both would be using overseas estimates.
No matter what party is in power next we will have tolls.
I think your just trying to justify Nationals position Lemin.The Labour Goverrnment has been in a goodly term,and no mention of Tolls.There has been a Toll in Tauranga,and that was eventually wound up when the road was paid for.As far as Auckland goes,they should certainly pay for what they use.There is so much shilly-shallying there,and by the time they figure out a scheme;it's usually obsolete.But I have a sneaky feeling that generous Mr.Keys is going to equally generous with Auckland road users, and get them to hand over a suitable sum every time they drive.And I actually applaud that.Aucklanders should pay for their own roads.But I do feel sorry for those who actually need to drive.
Your not keeping up Gee bee, Labour announced tolls this week, I was not making it up. They could see National had a good idea and copied it'
Labour says it is considering using $2 tolls to part-fund big roading projects a day after lambasting National for suggesting a slightly higher toll.
A steering group looking at the Auckland motorway extension, known as the Waterview Connection, yesterday recommended that the project be built using a public-private partnership (PPP).
PPPs are long-term contracts between the public and private sectors covering planning, construction, operating and financing large-scale infrastructure projects.
If the Government agrees, it would be New Zealand's first PPP, at a cost of almost $2 billion.
Finance Minister Michael Cullen conceded yesterday that if the project went ahead as a PPP, the new road would probably be tolled. The likely cost would be $2 a journey.
I stand corrected Lemin,and I apologise. Truth is I don't get a paper any more,and rarely watch news on the tele.So missed Mr.Cullen's remarks.It's been that sneaky Mr.Peters all week,and I got really fed up with that.At $2 a journey that wouldn't be so bad(if you believe him).I really don't think Labour stands much chance this year,but if it's going to be National,I only hope they don't need the likes of The Maori party,Greens, or any of those other' hangers on'.They are not real politicians.
I never bother with the paper any more, I read Stuff and the Herald on line, better than print because it's updated all day.
Winnie certainly hogged the limelight this week and next I expect.
Most of the unpopular policy that Labour has brought in is because of minor parties, it is not democratic, the minority have taken over behind the scenes.
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