Friday, 4 July 2008

The backlash has begun

Today's protest by truckers, and over 5000 trucks, over the surprize increase in road user charges foisted on them is merely a symptom of a much wider malaise brought on by the nanny state Labour government.


NZ Herald Coverage


I asked in a column last year when will Kiwis get angry, when will the backlash start? and I ruminated thus:

I'm just wondering to myself, when is there going to be a backlash? Where is the anger, the outrage, the venom, has Clark's regime breed the mongrel out of us?

I have a feeling we have seen the the answer today.

The Electoral Finance Act protests last year, which I participated in, just didn't gel with "middle New Zealand", truckers got the job done.

At the hand of a rapacious spending and wildly out of control tax system workers finally have a chance to revolt against the revolting.

Even traditional Labour voters are disillusioned. They have historically have been supporters of the "workers party" and these voters have seen Labour spending their hard earned tax dollars on things like billion dollar train sets and flashy ministerial cars while they have to cut back.

The country is in recession and headed for worse, and all Annette King can do is raise taxes for truckers , thereby making it harder for working kiwis because this affects the cost of all consumer goods.

As usual, Labour show their disdain and hatred for the working man and kick them when they are down.

The response from Ms Clark today when asked about whether she heard the convoy of 300 trucks passing the parliamentary precinct tooting their horns?

"I didn't hear it and was too busy doing more important work".

The speeding motorcade at 170km through a 50km zone to get to a rugby game a few years back elicited the same response from Ms Clark, she didn't notice, hear or see anything.

It seems, to get Ms Clark or anyone else in the Labour cabinet to take notice of what is going on around them she would have to be slapped across the face with a semi-trailer full of National Party voters, but of course it is an offence now to reprimand silly little children.

We had a big march of 40000 up Aucklands Queen St in 1981 and riots in the same street in 1984 because we had a National government that just wouldn't listen to its people and Robert Muldoon, the Prime Minister, was ousted in a landslide that same year.

New Zealand is facing similar tough times at the moment and the deafening silence from those in power doesn't bode well come election 2008, and that dear readers is good news for us all.

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