Thursday, July 03, 2008

Gridlock!

The limits to government action are generally measured by the apathy of the populace.  For too long, New Zealanders have been pushed around and trodden up on by scum, with the only response to the bullying being some quiet moaning over the dinner table.  But New Zealanders' apathy has made the scum more  grasping, not less.

For once, tomorrow, the apathy is over.  The anger of New Zealanders at all the thieving and the nannying and all the venal power lust will be directed at government through thousands of truckies in cities across the country protesting the overnight raid on their wallets by Annette King -- protesting against a government, and a minister, who has proved better at doing us over than it has at protecting us, and has now taken the opportunity to prove that by putting the boot into an industry which is already on the canvas from rising fuel prices.

The chaos caused by truckers tomorrow morning is a barb directed at big government on behalf of all of us.  Let's get in behind them.

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Anonymous Sus said...

Just heard that snivelling little central planner Alex Swny grizzling about smelly trucks being in Queen St. "They belong on the motorway", he said.

These'd be the motorways this trainspotter balks at being built.

He's a miserable little sod. Won't even buy a few vowels. Suppose they're not carbon-friendly. And bound to be unsustainable ..

7/03/2008 10:40:00 am  
Anonymous Euan said...

Sus,

I've never had a problem with vowels....Go the truckers!!!

7/03/2008 11:25:00 am  
Blogger MikeE said...

Atlas is Shrugging

7/03/2008 01:42:00 pm  
Blogger libertyscott said...

Trucks pay for half the costs of our state highways but make up a fraction of the traffic - there is nothing wrong with that, but the fact is this sector is truly a backbone of the economy. Without a railway, a handful of businesses would face higher costs and Wellington might need a lot more buses - but without trucks the economy is over.

7/03/2008 09:30:00 pm  

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