Remember when

Do you remember when we used to own the Health Computing Service, DFC, Communicate New Zealand, the National Film Unit and the Tourist Hotel Corporation?

I have vague memories of some of them being state owned but had completely forgotten the others.

They are among the 17 assets sold by previous Labour governments which Keeping Stock lists.

There are valid questions about the way some of the assets were sold. But would we be any better off as a nation if we still owned them, especially those which were in direct competition with private enterprise?

18 Responses to Remember when

  1. Inventory2 says:

    Ah Ele; so many assets sold so long ago. The interesting thing I discivered in my research was that Labour sold far more assets AFTER Roger Douglas resigned as Finance Minister than during his tenure.

    Of course, Phil Goff and Annette King would far rather that we just forgot this inconvenient blip from the past as they campaign to Stop Asset Sales, but we’re not going to do that for them, are we?

  2. gravedodger says:

    Iv2, certainly the totally inept MSM wont enlighten anyone will they.

  3. pdm says:

    Sales Manager Phil Goff
    Deputy Sales Manager Annette King
    Chief Assistant Trevor Mallard

    Hypocrites all three!!!

  4. robertguyton says:

    You righteous Tories would sell your grandmothers.

  5. Cadwallader says:

    RG Goof already did!

  6. Inventory2 says:

    Let’s look at the records Robert:

    Cabinets containing Phil Goff: 17 assets sold for $9.490 billion

    Cabinets containing John Key: No asset sales

  7. Inventory2 says:

    You righteous Tories would sell your grandmothers.

    Not quite Robert, but we’d gladly sell the Green Party 😉

  8. Cadwallader says:

    IV2: You couldn’t give the Greens away, not even to a despised enemy.

  9. alex Masterley says:

    I wouldn’t even compost the greens.

  10. Inventory2 says:

    I dunno Cadwallader; the Mana Party would be interested ….

  11. robertguyton says:

    Inv2 “Not quite Robert, but we’d gladly sell the Green Party”
    Faint hope Inv2- the Greens don’t sell out.
    Cadwallader “You couldn’t give the Greens away, not even to a despised enemy”
    Given that the Greens are your despised enemy, your statement is nonsense. The Greens would gladly accept your gift of ..the Greens.
    And yes, the Mana party are interested.
    This vehement anti-Green screeching here is hilarious – you’re sore from Hone’s spectacular win yesterday and are lashing out in frustration. Get used to it you Tory knee-jerkers – there’s plenty more of that to come. Key’s comment ‘not a victory at all’ if idiotic and no doubt you all think he was very clever to have mangled said it.

  12. robertguyton says:

    is idiotic. And sour, sour grapes. What a graceless thing to say. What a sour-puss the PM is.

  13. Inventory2 says:

    This vehement anti-Green screeching here is hilarious – you’re sore from Hone’s spectacular win yesterday and are lashing out in frustration. Get used to it you Tory knee-jerkers – there’s plenty more of that to come. Key’s comment ‘not a victory at all’ if idiotic and no doubt you all think he was very clever to have mangled said it.

    Anyone else see the irony in Robert accusing us of “vehement anti-Green screeching”, then immediately launching into a fit of anti-Tory rhetoric? Pardon me Rob, but your double standards are showing 😉

  14. robertguyton says:

    You are admitting to being a Tory Inv2?
    Then you’ve a right to be indignant but at the same time you should be ashamed of being one. Like me to list the reasons why you shouldn’t style yourself ‘Tory’?

  15. Inventory2 says:

    A Tory? Not at all Robert; I’m New Zealand born and bred. But I will ‘fess up to being a vehement anti-Green screecher 😉

  16. gravedodger says:

    Jeez the Shining Wit is fully illuminated.
    A Tory was a MEMBER of a political party something I have never been.
    “Hone’s spectacular Victory”, hello, your analytical skills are bereft of any mathematical logic. Right up there with the intellectual abilities of the now drowning EMA CEO, Robert you Muppet.
    Yes he won, No I am certainly not sore as he is a strong pointer to the idiocy of MMP and any way I don’t care, John Hatfield’s racist politics are irrelevant in 2010, however I have sympathy for the aspirational Maori on the Te Tai Tokerau Roll, I am sure they will work it out and leave.
    Your debating skills (advisedly) are pathetic.
    You are clearly a follower of the Joseph Goebbels theory that if you shout something long enough and loud enough many will accept it as the truth.
    Far too many functioning brain cells here for that stupidity to succeed.
    Oh and btw your humor is equal to Townsend’s, sick

  17. gravedodger says:

    Er Thompson not Townsend apologies to all, Alzheimer’s Valley strikes again.

  18. robertguyton says:

    Can’t argue with that Gravy. certainly can engage one such as you in debate over it either, given my inability.
    I’ll keep my sick humour (humour? A back-hand compliment, but I’m grasping) to myself and give you a break for a while.

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