Greens: Do what we say, not what we do

The Herald reports:

A $350,000 donation to the Greens in December is the largest single donation to a major political party in almost a decade.
It was also the largest to the Green Party in its 30-year history.

Now I think this is a good thing. I think it is good when people who support a political party donate to it. I have no problems with large donations from people, living or estates, so long as they donor is disclosed.

But there is one party that does have a problem with large donations. They want to ban them. They say that such donations are potentially corrupt and you can’t trust the motives of donors or parties.

Here’s their policy from the last election:

place an annual limit of $35,000 on total donations from any single person or entity

So will this political party condemn the Greens for accepting a donation of $350,000 from this estate. That is ten times the limit they say should be possible.

Of course they won’t, as the said political party is also the Greens in a classic case of do what we say, not what we do. When other parties get large donations is is corruption, but when the Greens get them it is democracy in action!

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