What’s important at your place right now?
Is it the cost of living, the price of meat, eggs and vegetables?
Do you break out in a sweat every time you fill up the car?
Is the interest rate on your mortgage constantly on your mind?
Maybe you feel unsafe due to rising crime and ram raids?
Is your business or farm is being drowned in regulations.
Has your child been affected by the amount of disrupted schooling this year alone?
When was the last time you managed to see your doctor?
These questions are among the issues you’ll be considering on October 14.
So I encourage everyone to look closely at the policies on offer not the personalities.
Because the New Zealand we know, and love, is depending on it.
For the past six years, we’ve seen the economy, infrastructure, biggest export earners, education and health systems, rural communities, law and order, among others fall victim to the ideology of our current government.
We’re in a recession and don’t know exactly how bad the books are.
Meanwhile the confidence of our food producers, our biggest earners, has slumped to a record low under Labour.
We’ve become a nation divided over governance, language and resources, of haves versus have nots, of failing systems and lawlessness. A country where people can walk out of a store without paying for what they have taken without consequence.
Not content, Labour in their final weeks have passed Three Waters and two of their three RMA replacement bills; taken GST off fresh fruit and vegetable but added a staggered 12c fuel tax.
I know it’s what the majority of Kiwis voted for in 2020.
Labour is the only political party, since MMP was introduced, to enjoy the luxury of governing without the need of political partners in their second term.
But the window to reverse the monumental damage done since 2017 is almost closed.
There are those who might say ‘Why would you want to even become government?’ given the epic job ahead of whoever wins. It’s a valid question.
Getting the economy pumping again, household costs under control, repealing legislation, underdoing red tape, resetting systems and fixing broken ones, restoring roads, education, health and law and order systems — just some of the urgent priorities — won’t be easy and will take time.
But as someone who entered Parliament to work for the betterment of the communities I represent, my colleagues and I are up for the challenge.
National has announced many of its policies and countered those put forward by others. We are builders and our previous terms in government attest to that.
We just need the might of a majority vote to do that.
So come October 14, there really is only one question …
Whose policies will make your life better?
As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact me in the first instance via email — [email protected]
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