Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 25/07/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday July 25, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit & excellence against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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It seems the Beehive Bludgers are playing political football with superannuation again, with our Great Leader & her Finance Minister at odds over what variant of cannibalism they want to practise next. Dr Cullen wants to plough some of the money he steals from us into a dedicated scheme; Mzzzzzzz Clark seems to favour a less formal plundering of the loot. The idea of ceasing to steal from us & leaving us alone to figure out our own arrangements, of course, doesn't appeal to them, since that would require their treating us as adults, which would diminish their control over us - we might not voluntarily continue with our two-for-one top-up of their own superannuation.

What I found especially galling was Dr Cullen's response to Bill English's stated intention, should National regain power, to drain any dedicated fund set up by this regime, for purposes of debt repayment & tax reduction. "Make my day!" Dr Cullen said. "It's kamikaze politics. New Zealanders will not vote for tax cuts for the wealthy at the cost of insecurity in old age for everyone else." Now I doubt that Mr English is contemplating tax cuts for the wealthy only, but of course Dr Cullen couldn't resist casting the issue that way in order to push the envy button that sets so many New Zealanders off. And observe how Dr Cullen assumes that without him to dictate our retirement arrangements, we'd all face "insecurity in old age." We're all hopeless & helpless - children needing to be nannied!

Unfortunately, this dim view of us has had plenty of time to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Many New Zealanders WOULD take fright at the prospect of being able to keep all the money they earned to begin with & is theirs by right, & then having to assume responsibility for their own lives. But I suspect that, given the chance, they'd very quickly get the hang of it - & do a far better job of it than the politicians. To Dr Cullen - and Bill English, for that matter, I say - give us that chance. You've no right not to.

If a neighbour came to your door with a gun & said, "I don't believe you're competent to plan for your old age. I know better than you how to do it, at the very least, so you will do as I say. You will hand over some of your money to me every time you get your pay cheque. You'll get some of it back when I see fit. Some of it I'll keep for MY old age, & some of it I'll give to Mrs Smith on the other side who also isn't competent to make her own arrangements. You can't refuse me - a) I have a gun & b) Mrs Smith & a majority of the other people in the street have voted that you MUST do this (after all, THEY'VE agreed to do it) & that I should be the one to MAKE you" ... if a neighbour came to your door & said that, you'd give him short shrift, if you had any self-respect at all. Until, that is, you remembered the gun in his hand. Well, government is that neighbour with a gun. It's time we plucked up the courage to give Dr Cullen short shrift, to say to him, "I'm an adult now. Make my day! Drop your weapon & go away!"

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