This current National-led Government doesn’t even have the cojones of the last. Faced with what Nick Smith says is an unaffordable $9 billion hike in ACC liabilities, what’s being proposed is not privatisation – these timid puppies would sooner neuter themselves than show balls like that – it’s not putting an end to or even limiting the nonsensical “no-fault” scheme on which ACC is based – too big a football, that one, for these bozos to kick -- and it’s not even as simple as what the last National-led Government did: to free up competition in the accident insurance market, a move that in the all-too-brief time it lasted saved businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars.
So if Rod Oram’s right (which would be a first) that Nick Smith is simply lying about the numbers here, then the whispers that ACC levies, petrol prices & car rego prices are going to be hiked to the moon to cover them can be seen as just a move by the Blue Team to raise taxes by stealth.
Remember taxes? Those things they once promised to cut? They never meant it, did they – just as they’re not being up front here.
Either ACC is stuffed, as Nick Smith says, in which case the whole system needs to be seriously re-jigged. Or it’s simply a ruse, as Rod Oram says, to allow these pricks to put their hand even deeper into your pocket.
Which means they either lack courage, or they’re short on honesty.
And which ever it is, they’re now going to pick your pocket: and it’s this lying cheat that’s going to do it for them:
Think about him every time you fill up your car.