sharetrader
Page 18 of 18 FirstFirst ... 81415161718
Results 256 to 270 of 270

Thread: National - FFS!

  1. #256
    Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sth Island. New Zealand.
    Posts
    4,498

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    I have been busy, that's all. I think we can all see that National's not getting back in during 2020, so there's not the same imperative anyway. Who would you like to see as National's leader?
    Not Bridges, or Collins. But there are at least two who shine. Who will replace Jacinda when she resigns?

  2. #257
    Update Ready To Install
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Floating Anchor Shoals
    Posts
    7,807

    Default

    Since 1970, National and Labour-led Governments
    have increased taxes on petrol about the same amount

  3. #258
    Dilettante
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    And now we have Taxinda complaining about the petrol companies and their 3-4c per litre while she takes 120c and increasing

  4. #259
    Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sth Island. New Zealand.
    Posts
    4,498

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    And now we have Taxinda complaining about the petrol companies and their 3-4c per litre while she takes 120c and increasing
    Fair enough. It does get spent on the motorist. It's effectively a user pays system and possibly the best way of funding the work that it does. The alternatives are to fund through the consolidated fund - which would mean higher taxes all round - or neglect the roading infrastructure.
    Last edited by fungus pudding; 21-08-2019 at 09:12 AM.

  5. #260
    Dilettante
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    Fair enough. It does get spent on the motorist. It's effectively a user pays system and possibly the best way of funding the work that it does. The alternatives are to fund through the consolidated fund - which would mean higher taxes all round - or neglect the roading infrastructure.
    Agree FP. I don't have any problems with any form of fair road user charges to pay for infrastructure. My comment was about her mischievously attacking the fuel companies while she leads a Government that takes the lion's share of fuel costs and continually increase it.
    Not so sure a fuel levy will be the go for much longer though with increased use of EVs that pay nothing and needs to change..

    Meantime I'm happy personally with my hybrid and how little I pay !! Not very fair though.

  6. #261
    Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sth Island. New Zealand.
    Posts
    4,498

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Agree FP. I don't have any problems with any form of fair road user charges to pay for infrastructure. My comment was about her mischievously attacking the fuel companies while she leads a Government that takes the lion's share of fuel costs and continually increase it.
    Not so sure a fuel levy will be the go for much longer though with increased use of EVs that pay nothing and needs to change..

    Meantime I'm happy personally with my hybrid and how little I pay !! Not very fair though.
    Yes. Will eventually have to change. I'm all in favour of scanners that read your vehicle and make some roads dearer than others, then just bill you monthly. That technology is on the way.

  7. #262
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,140

  8. #263
    Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sth Island. New Zealand.
    Posts
    4,498

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kiora View Post
    That's just camera technology. Scanners built into each road to record the bar code on the vehicle's underside is where this will end up.

  9. #264
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    , , .
    Posts
    689

    Default

    Simon Bridges building bridges with the China C.P. along with Gerry Brownlee and Yang Jiang. ?

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/natio...Npl?li=BBqdg4K

    westerly

  10. #265
    Update Ready To Install
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Floating Anchor Shoals
    Posts
    7,807

    Default

    So transparent in his divisiveness/racist tactic ala Trump


    Bridges dismisses Christchurch Call

  11. #266
    Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    3,179

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    So transparent in his divisiveness/racist tactic ala Trump


    Bridges dismisses Christchurch Call
    I just read the link you posted. I struggle to see the racism here. Or divisiveness for that matter. Simon raises some good points.

  12. #267
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,018

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcap View Post
    I just read the link you posted. I struggle to see the racism here. Or divisiveness for that matter. Simon raises some good points.
    Don't expect rationality from JT...he's so "woke" he is sleep deprived.

  13. #268
    Senior Member Marilyn Munroe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Hollywood
    Posts
    641

    Default

    Following Simon Bridges visit to Beijing, and the kowtowing that seems to have taken place, is New Zealand now a Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China?

    Boop boop de do
    Marilyn
    Diamonds are a girls best friend.

  14. #269
    Update Ready To Install
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Floating Anchor Shoals
    Posts
    7,807

    Default

    Bridges was corrupted a long time ago.His weakness is his transparency in his lust for power.He cant hide that. Some people are attracted to this lust, mini mes?

  15. #270
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    , , .
    Posts
    689

    Default

    Interesting article discussing Nationals economic manifesto. Reads a bit different to the pamphlet in my letter box from Simon summarizing Nationals bottom line.
    https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/pri...public-squalor

    westerly

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •