Quote of the day

 He said it was possible to expand exploration and mining activities in a way that was “sensible, environmentally sustainable and appropriate.” He said the Government could not ignore the wealth and jobs that more mining would create.   

He said New Zealand knew how to spend like a first world country, “we need to learn how to earn like a first world country.”   

He was more than happy to talk to those protestors about that  issue “if they want to have a sensible debate about the future of New Zealand, because when people have jobs and higher incomes, they have more choices.”   John Key

One Response to Quote of the day

  1. robertguyton says:

    Oh, Lordy!

    He said it was possible to expand exploration and mining activities in a way that was “sensible, environmentally sustainable and appropriate.”

    Show us the evidence of that, Mr Key. There’s a wealth of evidence to the contrary. Your ‘blue sky’ talk is just that. We want hard evidence. I feel you will not be able to provide it.

    He said the Government could not ignore the wealth and jobs that more mining would create.

    He is unable to see that there are other, less destructive ways to grow wealth in a country that is rich in natural, sustainable resources. We grow trees very, very well and wood=energy. Pretending that coal and oil extraction is the only way that we can maintain our economic position is short-sighted and lacking in real vision. Going for the most destructive, risky and unsustainable option shows Key to be lacking in foresight.

    He said New Zealand knew how to spend like a first world country, “we need to learn how to earn like a first world country.”

    The obvious rejoinder to that is that we should be adjusting our wasteful ‘first world spending’ in favour of thrift, so that we are more efficient, less wasteful and have less impact on our environment.

    He was more than happy to talk to those protestors about that issue “if they want to have a sensible debate about the future of New Zealand, because when people have jobs and higher incomes, they have more choices.”

    I’ve not seen him providing an opportunity for those protesters to talk with him about anything. In any case, they would be wasting their time with Key. His direction is set and his ideology concreted. The protesters are representative of the mass of New Zealanders who do not want to sell our assets, who do not want off shore drilling for oil and who do not want references to the Treaty rubbed out.

    John Key

    Robert Guyton

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