- #1695402jimmyp September 14, 2018 at 8:54 pm
What do you think this is? A democracy or something? The whole idea of giving a discount for prompt payment was to get prompt payment. Getting the money early means they get more interest on it from the bank so they can afford to give a discount. It is a win/win situation. What is more unfair is when power companies give a discount just because the consumer is an old fart. It is against the law to discriminate on the basis of age but they do it anyway. How can it possibly be that old people should get cheaper power than young people? Worse than that is when there are signs at malls indicating parking for old couples. They show a picture of a man and woman. What about if two old lessies or gay guys want to park there? It should be even Tipene I say.
jcm parlane#1695407CriticMemberMember since: June 6, 2011
Replies: 1227Critic September 15, 2018 at 12:22 am
What do you think this is? A democracy or something
Not a chance
What is more unfair is when power companies give a discount just because the consumer is an old fart. It is against the law to discriminate on the basis of age but they do it anyway. How can it possibly be that old people should get cheaper power than young people?
Here we have an example of spinning support for the government stealing the peoples investments in electricity.
Had the government been faithful servants to the People generally rather than the few in the business round table and their banking associates- power bills would only need to cover the costs of maintenance and improvements to the Peoples investments.
A fair administration would probably consider “GOODWILL” by that I mean some consideration for the years of funding and perhaps at the age of 65 reduce the charges to maintenance only (instead of maintenance plus provisions for improvements) as those over the age of 65 are the ones that would have paid for all the improvements to that date.
Having a retirement age usually means that at age 65 you are going to be on a fixed income (unlike youngsters) and probably lower than the average income… so a display of respect for the years of contributions for the public’s benefit would be showing consideration intelligently, a display of “Respect” that youngsters could do with learning about because they come in and pay no more for the electricity than those who ensured it was there for them which isn’t really fair…
“GOODWILL” Another reasonable right or expectation of any investor in property that the thieves stole off the table.
Little jimmy is one of those seemingly arrogant little shites that lack respect when he refers to the elderly consumer as being an “old fart” … didn’t it occur to him that little shites wouldn’t have electricity if the old farts hadn’t have put it in place and funded its maintenance and improvements???
It is the dishonesty of the Crown Law office (because of the ability to have financed political interference in the stability of those laws or the administration thereof) that ensured the investors in the property are now called consumers, customers or clients when in reality they are all victims of crime and trapped into a situation where they have to pay extortionate prices to use property which they invested in to the thieves or receivers of that property- so supporting organised crime.
So it isn’t a democracy and we are experiencing the lawless days plus extortion (plus gst)
We wouldn’t need to pay GST if we were using our own property …
The legal fraternity needs to do a housecleaning before there is a backlash and credibility issues that may become untenable- don’t you agree?
🙂#1695413doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6221doogie September 15, 2018 at 8:20 am
Can’t agree with anything much you say franklybc#1695416lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1686lilith7 September 15, 2018 at 10:33 am
Thanks Doogie – your posts illustrate perfectly the point I made. 🙄 🙄#1695417halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4617halcyon September 15, 2018 at 11:22 am
Did Clare Curran screw up? According to Newsie yesterday “Tech entrepreneur Derek Handley was offered the role of the country’s first Chief Technology Officer, but will now be paid out $100,000 after the offer was retracted by the government.”
The article also records that Megan Woods said “However as the new Minister I have asked officials to review the CTO role and provide advice on the best ways to drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand.”
When considering the backlash against Handley from the IT community one wonders how the decision was made to offer him the job in the first place.
While this may not be in the vicinity of the Iranian sheep farm debacle of National, it does confirm that some of our MPs do not have the skills for their role. Even a change of government does not change that.
I behave therefore I am.
(Apologies to B F Skinner and Rene Descartes)#1695445doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6221doogie September 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm
Are we friends then lilith7?#1695477jimmyp September 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm
One main reason why the Government sells electricity at a thumping big profit is to get indirect tax, pay people to be on pensions, benefits to raise children and when they are unemployed, and to keep naughty people in prison when they take stuff that doesn’t belong to them and when they hurt others etc. You want a welfare state? u pay for the power to finance it. They steal from the rich to give to the poor but now they have made the poor rich because they organized their lifestyle to take advantage of the whole get-up.
Because they are not getting much income tax due to unemployment, and GST is down due to lack of spending, they have to ramp up the power. Don’t forget someone has to pay for all this free bus travel some people get too.
They may have to put the price of power up because there are all these mental health workers,
all of that is an unresearched hunch of course, needed in the prisons, on the farms, in the one or two factories we have left, and in the schools and that all has to be paid for.
In the next couple of weeks many farmers will be on the dole or in the nut house too because their banks might foreclose, pull out and move back to Australia.
There is a vast difference between milking a cow and being on the board of a dairy company, and not a lot of people know that. Especially those on the Fonterra board. You might find if you look carefully and listen to a tanker driver, that their fancy Dutch CEO has built his own dairy factory in Holland using info he gained on the job. Silly fluffy coffee drinking Farmers.
Save power, don’t boil the jug. Drink cold water.
jcm parlane#1695479jimmyp September 15, 2018 at 9:27 pm
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jcm parlane#1695480jimmyp September 15, 2018 at 9:33 pm
Of course old people built this country but to do it, they borrowed, well beyond their means, no stole from future generations, wastefully, to finance it and they have no intention of paying a single cent of it back. In fact ( unresearched) they borrowed so much by blindly following silly politicians, that it is beyond them and the next three generations to pay any of it back. We will have to sell off land to the Chinese to fund it. Oh, I forgot, we already did that. When there is a majority of Asian Politicians in Parliament, the game will be up. That will happen and the rules will change. Perhaps there might be free power for all?
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