Cactus Kate on 2025

December 2nd, 2009 at 4:53 pm by David Farrar

Heh. Cactus Kate calls Brash a wimp, and outlines her own policy agenda for increasing national incomes. Her proposals:

  • Restrict welfare to those unable to work due to disability
  • Sell all state houses in prime real estate areas, and buy new houses far away from the CBD on the basis most state house tenants don’t need to be close to the CBD as they don’t work
  • Abolish DPB and levy fathers directly for child support (unless unsafe). If mother under 25, means test on her parents income.
  • A flat tax rate of 10%
  • Have no tax at all for new companies employing at least ten people for their first two years
  • Raise GST to 15%
  • Abolish minimum wage and allow mass immigration of Filipinos to do low income domestic jobs, freeing New Zealand women up to engage in higher income jobs and/or leisure
  • Abolish public superannuation
  • Prioritise healthcare so those who smoke, drink excessively or are obese  got treated last
  • Abolish ACC for a fault based system
  • Surcharges for GP visits
  • Full fees for university courses with scholarships for top performers
  • No CGT, but a land tax and stamp duty

That should generate some debate!

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23 Responses to “Cactus Kate on 2025”

  1. jabba (280 comments) says:

    can you post this on Redalert?

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  2. Dirty Rat (504 comments) says:

    In 2007 $1 Billion Dollars was raised in tobacco tax. http://www.sfc.org.nz/pdfs/taxareportsummary07.pdf

    In 2007 it cost 200 million (indexed to 1992) in healthcare to treat smoking related illness’s. http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/wpg_index/About-smokefreelaw-faqs-rationale#2

    so, why does Cactus Kate not want them helped.

    They should be encouraged to smoke more

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  3. Whaleoil (650 comments) says:

    I reckon smoking should be encouraged and started immediately. For one it generates far more income that it costs, they die early alleviating us the need for paying for their retirement.

    In fact smokers, rather than garnering opprobrium should be held up as model citizens sacrificing themselves for the good of the nation.

    The rest of Cactus’s solutions should be implemented immediately.

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  4. Whaleoil (650 comments) says:

    Oh nice post Witi

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  5. kiki (408 comments) says:

    Abolish minimum wage and allow mass immigration of Filipinos to do low income domestic jobs, freeing New Zealand women up to engage in higher income jobs and/or leisure

    What racist crap why should they only do domestic work?

    and what is a New Zealand woman? like the middle new zealander of Brash? would a newly arrived filipino woman not beome a new zealand woman?

    what tiny percentage would benefit

    This is just a rehash of old ideas we need to innovate.

    This whole exercise was a way to suck ACT into thinking national really care about them, get their support then screw them over.

    My question is was this worth the money ?

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  6. Swiftman the infidel (329 comments) says:

    Prime Minister Helen Key is a low-class traitorous Jew.

    Enough said, I’m voting ACT next election.

    My family cannot afford Helen Key.

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  7. Whaleoil (650 comments) says:

    I have had long discussions with Cactus over the issue of the Flippers coming in. While it will be ok for farm workers etc with he prospect of Flipper Maids coming in we would need to have some very tight immigration rules around that.

    Why?

    Well because the Kiwi blokes will try to nail them, then ditch the missus and think they can marry the Flipper Maid. So nailing the maid should be ok but marrying not, as soon as such a marriage is proposed, the flipper maid is extradited.

    I think also that we can assuage some of the lefty guilt there too. If the maid was paid …say…$35k p.a that would shut them up.

    Of course you would need to deduct airfares, accommodation and food leaving approximately $5k for them to take home at the end of their two year stint. A truly win win situation.

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  8. kiki (408 comments) says:

    Thats what the free trade agreement was for (xxxxxxxx that was)

    [DPF: 30 demerits]

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  9. whalehunter (480 comments) says:

    i wish we bordered mexico

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  10. starboard (2,563 comments) says:

    kiki (297) Vote: 1 0 Says:

    December 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    get a sense of humour idiot…

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  11. starboard (2,563 comments) says:

    ..I wish we bordered Thailand…

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  12. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,760 comments) says:

    The only realistic agent for change in New Zealand will be external. i.e. Military invasion

    Lets see how “aspirational” National is for that.

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  13. Hagues (703 comments) says:

    “» Abolish DPB and levy fathers directly for child support (unless unsafe). If mother under 25, means test on her parents income.

    » Abolish minimum wage and allow mass immigration of Filipinos to do low income domestic jobs, freeing New Zealand women up to engage in higher income jobs and/or leisure”

    I think if the DPB is abolished there will be enough unskilled kiwi women entering the work force to do the domestic jobs without the need for importing them. Although to be fair the Filipinos would do a much better job.

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  14. DJP6-25 (1,390 comments) says:

    I don’t think National will do much any time soon. They’re content to manage Socialist polices slightly less incompetently than Labour. The only thing that will bring radical change will be the fertilizer hitting the ventilation. Like in 1984. Until then, National will stay in cruise control, and ACT will rail ineffectively. I think Gareth Morgans ideas were great.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  15. kisekiman (152 comments) says:

    If anything like Singapore, many of the Filipino maids will be loitering around the shopping malls on their days off looking to augment their income with a little, ahem “part-time work” and maybe bagging the odd eligible benefactor.

    That’d really fire up some anti-immigration sentiment.

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  16. lloydois (202 comments) says:

    Which is why Cactus Kate is a try hard blogger, a privileged mole so to speak, totally disconnected from the reality of New Zealanders lives let alone whatever the fuck her own sad niche might be.

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  17. Cactus Kate (536 comments) says:

    Kiki

    What is racist about bringing in people from a country who are very good at one sort of work, to do it? The major issue is that these Filipino/a workers would soon outstrip the local productivity in New Zealand and run the show.

    Your comment about Don Brash’s wife proves you are a complete piece of shit so nothing further required in proof. DPF is obviously jetlagged not to delete your comment and demerit you.

    lloydois – and you are a try hard commenter. Privileged? How? I lived the same life most New Zealanders lived up until I left. The difference is that I can see you are the ones living a privileged life in NZ that the rest of the world is gagging to take over. And they will if New Zealand doesn’t wake up and sort itself out. New Zealanders need to come to grips with their own sad reality, that Australia is well off and emerging nations that you all mock will be soon beating NZ.

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  18. Flashman (179 comments) says:

    She left out something important.

    Father “Roger Douglas” Jack’s mantra: “Privatise!” “Asset Sales!” “Drink!” “Women!”

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  19. Pete George (23,830 comments) says:

    will be soon beating NZ

    At what? The money race? Is that all that matters?

    NZ has plenty of problems and frustrations, and will always have things to “sort out”. But I think NZ can compete very well relatively as a decent country with decent people who can easily have a decent quality of life. If we don’t succumb to too much whinging and whining we will remain a hard place to beat for more than enough people.

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  20. radar (318 comments) says:

    I like them all except this one: Full fees for university courses with scholarships for top performers.

    I think if this was brought in you would see a dramatic drop in the number of university enrolments, limited essentially to “rich kids”. That would begin a rapid de-education of the New Zealand work force, resulting in a reduction in wages and living standards. Increasing access to quality education has a positive effect on society, reducing it has a negative effect.

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  21. stephen (3,981 comments) says:

    it might be halfway viable if there were thousands of scholarships floating around in the US, but not so much here…

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  22. Ben Wilson (319 comments) says:

    Kate is the wimp. She left out bringing back capital and corporal punishment, massive increases in the severity of sentences for everything except corporate crime, the total privatization of the prison system, the complete abolition of all welfare, compulsory military training, zero tax, a purge of all soft sciences from the education system, total privatization of that system, and the health system too, privatization of the military, the courts, parliament, the roads, the airwaves, the footpaths, selling of all public assets, parceling of every common to sell off too, including the ocean, every national park, etc. Also the Treaty should be burned in a massive ritual, and a new one negotiated with the Maori in which they renounce their Maoriness. As side notes we should step up all rhetoric against terrorism, taking particular care to rag on and infuriate any group that might be prone to blowing stuff up, in order to show how deeply aligned we are with the US, who we are letting down on every score.

    What a softcore neoliberal she is. Pfft.

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  23. Dirty Rat (504 comments) says:

    I dont know why Cactus has an issue with Tax. The Income Tax Act is the one thing that keeps her employed

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