What's the best combination of parties to vote for so that economic confidence in NZ slides and leads to a big drop in the NZ dollar and maybe even a slump in property prices. Please advise so I can tell my whanau to vote for that......
The last thing we want is for Property Prices to drop. Very sadly and sorry to say, but the damage has been done. If you have prices drop, there will be all sorts of very major and damaging problems.You think things are tough now, just try living in a Country where Property goes negative inflation.
I think many that don't really understand Economics when it comes to a Country.
Another comment above re "selling off of our Country" is yet another that Peopl get emotional over, but few understand what it really means. No overseas buyer is going to buy and ship the land off to their own Country. No Buyer is going to place a large wall around and erect a flag of their own country and declare it not NZ. We already have NZ'ers that own large area's of NZ that the average joe Kiwi is allowed to enter. I know of many Beaches in NZ that are now Private and yet are owned by NZ érs. I know of many large area's of NZ that are owned by overseas investors that we have access too. So this Foreign ownership view is a lame argument.
The issues are larger than just the following of course, but I believe the issues of who to vote for, is that all the Parties are full of Promises, but none of the promises have substance behind them. Anyone can say, if we are elected, we are going to do X. But the reality is that many of the voters question, how are you going to afford to do X? Yes there are many voters that have no clue and don't ask that question and they are the followers of those parties. But I think the majority that do ask such questions, are currently the ones following National.
I also think the Smoking dope debate is a bad policy to include in an election. I know of many that would vote for several different Parties if any of those parties did not support Cannabis. I think the Cannabis debate needs to be aside from an election debate. In saying that, I know of some that want to vote Labour, but won't because they don't want Labour being a bed fellow with the Greens.
Personally, I see National as having the best economic/trade handle on things, but at the same time, it is coming at a cost also. Like less Health care and all the other things we think as the "three R's" of our country.