From William McGregor
Many people are good at what they do, and they earn a very lucrative salary doing it ….
The more they have, the quicker (& higher) they rise up the ladder of success; and good on them – in many cases they deserve it.
BUT – this is where it becomes grossly unfair.
Whether skippering Team N.Z. in a boat race, or earning a gold medal (or two at the Olympics) it’s the PEOPLE OF N.Z. who pay to fund these people on the road to their success.
A 17 year old golfer applied for quarter of a million bucks to pay for her coach’s fees…. she went on to win SEVEN FIGURES in prize money/bonus’s – I never heard her say “Oh, by the way, here’s that money I asked the people of N.Z. for, to start my life-style kick-start off – just thought I’d pay it back now that I’m doing O.K.”.
I believe we (the people of N.Z.) are going to PAY for the BIG BOYS to out-sail their boats against each other; to defend the America’s Cup.
STUFF IT – WHY SHOULD WE?!
You get off on doing this – YOU PAY FOR YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT!
You see, while the “Johnny Tucker-box” (on the street) pays (approx) a third of his income in TAXES, these RICH PEOPLE pay BUGGER ALL!
More often than not, they even get a REBATE if their Accountant is any good!
I believe J.Key paid 2.8% taxes on what he declared – that DOESN’T take into account “investments” hidden away in BLIND TRUSTS!
ALL POLITICIANS have investments in BLIND TRUSTS – (thank you J.Key) ….and that’s wrong!
So, here’s the salt rubbed into the wound….
KNIGHTHOODS and Queen’s Honour Lists!
January the 1st, Queen’s B/Day and any other day “they” desire now – a mass of RICH PEOPLE get a LIFE-STYLE GUARANTEED for them & their Spouse/family FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, at the expense of the people of N.Z.!
They’ve already ridden The Gravy Train Express during their working years, but now their LUST is INSATIABLE.
Throughout the Election build-up, NOT ONE PARTY has opened that can of worms …. they are ALL as bad as each other, and they all expect to get one (eventually) – J.Key took N.Z. into the GREATEST DEBT this Country has ever known, 🤔🙄😡& HE GOT ONE! GO FIGURE!
They (Knighthoods) were once RESERVED for the most EXTRAORDINARY of N.Z. people – (1st to climb the highest mountain in the world etc.) now they are given to Coaches (who were on MASSIVE Salaries anyway) or Sports people, friends of friends of Politicians …. almost ANYONE can get one – just as long as you move in the right circles.
They need to cease IMMEDIATELY. They are costing this country MORE DEBT than what they’re worth!
So, who’s going to ask the Leaders why they persist in keeping them?!
Yeah, that’s right ….. NO ONE! Pfffttt!!!