A vote for Labour and its fellow left travelers NZ First, the Green Party, and Hone Harawira will be a return to the nastiness, divisiveness and heavy hand of the nanny state that got the country into the mess this country is still trying to recover from.
Now that we are in tough global economic times Labour's economic prescription (if its leader and finance minister can remember what it is) of high taxes, increased borrowing and bigger government means within a possible 3 year term under their leadership we will see us needing a rescue from the IMF.
You simply cannot borrow and tax your way into prosperity, it is a recipe for economic disaster and voters should remember that is why we are in the position we are now after 9 years of economic mismanagement by Labour between 1999 and 2008.
The nats could do better to live within a budget with more cuts to Govt spending but that would cause social unrest and that is the last thing we need right now. We need good economic management in these tough times and they have proven themselves over the last 3 years of economic conditions not seen since the Great Depression.
You have a choice this Saturday. Vote Labour and face a forced sale of state assets (under National it will be done on our terms) and economic direction from the IMF or vote the nats and get moderate experienced economic management that has been proven to work over the last 3 years.
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