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“Politicians And Public Servants Are Selfish If They Don’t Cut Their Pay.

“If New Zealanders really are all in this together, as the PM says, every politician should have their pay cut by 20% until the lock down is over.”

“This is about equality of sacrifice.”

“Every public servant earning more than $80,000 should have their pay cut by 20%.”

“Politicians and public servants are selfish if they don’t cut their pay.”

“At the moment there are two classes of Kiwis. Those whose lives are devastated by losing their job and their business, and public servants who have been completely untouched by the crisis.”

This includes local body staff and councillors. Why should they not share the pain the rest of us are going through.

We are constantly being bombarded by the PM and others to “Be Kind”. Now would be a good time for all of these people to do just that and share the pain.

 

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  1. Not only that, they are increasing rates, proceeding with minimum wage increases, etc. It really is like they have no clue.

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  2. They will talk about how they have great kindness & compassion, and will allow a postponement or even more nicer “Holiday time” from paying rates, but a 6 month? year? and it will accrue, I am sure woe betide you when not paid in at the later date,

    Interest Penalties, Fines, Fees, etc, will all be etched in small print, then finally capitalized as a caveat on the the title, with on going compounding? interest plus costs, which will definitely become redeemable, as first dibs on any sale proceeds, and most likely before any mortgage is paid back.

    No wonder business’s are closing down, and there will be another version of land & property seizure.

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  3. Pascal, they don’t have a clue as to what they are doing apart from turning us into a communistic country the government are are a cabal. In communism those at the top have the good pay, housing, turn on their neighbours. friends etc etc and the poor suckers who supported this change in lifestyle are well and truely f**ked. People can be so stupid there is no understanding of how people could possibly think this COL is doing a great job. There should be a rates freeze, all public workers should have their pay cut by at least 20% it should be across the board if we are all in this together???? NOPE that is just a slogan and the PTPM is good at that type of thing. Once again the liebor party will wreck New Zealand, its happened before and will again till they are over. I did hear on a lighter note Dianne Abbot British liebor party said, “in this time of Covid 19, more people are dying that have never died before” ???? It”s part of the abilities one has to have as a supporter I think.

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    • Lizziep, It’s stunning that NZrs would trust this COL to get things right ,these are the same people that gave us that incredibly successful Kiwibuild program and dozens of other total F- – K ups.
      Now when we need life or death leadership we don’t have a “grownup in the room” FFS.
      No amount of cuddly press conferences are going to hide the incompetence we are seeing unfolding in front of our eyes.
      Dianne abbot is the UKs Maxine Waters,a low IQ individual.

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  4. Not just pollies but local body people as well. Haven’t seen one announcement that any organization has sent staff home and reduced the management pay.
    NOT ONE.
    Greedy fuckers.
    even th librarians are “working from home”

    I kid you not. My grandaughter is one and is on full pay.
    Good for her but?

    It is now time to stop this noinsence.
    We may slow it down but at what cost?
    And it is going to come sooner or later.

    Lets do this.

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  5. Be careful what you ask for ,imagine if the 120 dirty rats we have running the country had their pay cut ,being the selfish arseholes every one of them is they might go on strike that would disable our country completely wouldn’t it, wouldn’t it, wouldn’t it ?

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      • Speaking of which, with employment so tenuous and the economy nose diving for so many workers the wheels have come off union domination and control as promised them by the Labour party last election. Every cloud, silver lining. ⛅️

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    • Time for National to step up voluntarily take a 20% pay cut and announce a National Govt would legislate on day 1 to freeze all rates retrospective to 1/4/2020 and councils that had previously implemented rate increases would be suspended and a commissioner appointed to implement the policy and councillors would not be remunerated in the meantime. SIMON are you listening??????????????????

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      • hahahahahaha No.
        He ain’t got the balls to do that he wants to increase the police powers.
        Fucking wanker.

        Should be gone by lunchtime.

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  6. revtech120: They appear intent on “disabling” the country at their current rates of pay so it might be worth the risk of them having a strike. The Health Minister seems to have already abandoned his portfolio.

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    • Sean Plunket who lives in Wellington says he was told days ago David Clarke was refusing to return to Wellington to run the pandemic planning. Last night Robbo assured the public “The Health Minister will be available for an interview at any time.” When asked for an interview David Clarke refused to speak to the media.

      I would say that is clearly a Minister of the Crown abandoning his portfolio. Like a rat scarpering off a sinking ship.

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      • Abandoned yes, but NOT the salary he still draws down a whole Ministerial wage, + perks, and the superannuation is highly calculated to collect at a later date.

        That makes for a very fat rotund rat, and giving every one the “bird”.

        In cahoots with this is Ardern, the leader, who does not have an adhan to say about that, or even a wet bus ticket.

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        • H is from dunedin,
          Which, in case you haven’t noticed, is a step further down the human chain from Christchurch,

          Fancy putting DYSON on the committee to hold people responsible.
          Did she ask any tough questions or did she get a trip out to fill the gin bottle?

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  7. It strikes me that only two politicians are showing any sign of the necessary qualities of leadership needed in these difficult times, David Seymour here and Pauline Hanson in Australia. Am I wrong, are there any others I have missed?

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    • Alice , Whineston,he’s doing the right thing even if he did bolt to his batch in the far north breaking the stay at home rule that the rest of us had imposed on us.
      We all know the rules “DO AS WE SAY NOT AS WE DO YOU FILTHY PLEEBS”.

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    • Uncle Shane is staring to kick over the races in support of business.

      Stuff has been told some ministers are concerned the Ministry of Health has been over empowered by the Covid-19 response, giving it too much power over the national strategy.

      There are concerns that the wants of health officials had not been counterbalanced with their economic consequences.

      They want Cabinet on Monday to consider measures to increase surveillance testing so ministers can have the certainty they need that the disease is under control, allowing the lockdown to be lifted at the end of four weeks.

      Shane Jones, also an Associate Finance Minister, but representing NZ First, differed from Robertson and Shaw, saying there was a limit to how far he would follow health advice.

      “Medical triumphalism is great but not at the cost of an economic carcass,” Jones said.

      I feel as a Māori politician – admittedly a right-wing one – we are mindful of the long-term damage economically that was inflicted upon rural Māori during Rogernomics. I’ll certainly be raising it as a very important issue in recovery.”

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120814742/coronavirus-lockdown-is-essential-to-avoid-economic-pain-say-ministers-some-disagree

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  8. Rev David Clark, have you killed anyone yet?
    Get back to Wellington and your desk or fuck off!
    Comrade Cindy, you have put him out on gardening leave as he’s useless!
    Do something about it, that’s why you get the big bucks. Step up. Sack the git!
    At least with Twit Twyford it’s only money.
    Iain Lees Gallaway was following orders.
    The Duck is between jobs,
    But the Minister of Health has the opportunity to kill thousands of kiwis as you sit on your hands playing with you self! Do something it’s not that he went biking, it’s that he’s not at his desk in a crisis!

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  9. “Politicians and public servants are selfish if they don’t cut their pay.”

    No, you miss the point, they BELIEVE they are the elite and therefore must be protected while us the “basket of deplorables” the dispensable flotsam are given pay cuts and told they don’t understand and to “be kind”.

    Deplorables: Trump, Brexit and the Demonised Masses
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afMofYie4Lc
    26mins

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    • Perhaps we should refer to Politicians & Bureaucrats as DISPOSABLES just like toilet paper.

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  10. It was interesting listening to Jordan Williams with Peter Williams during the week.They had worked out that public servants pay is now 32 % higher on average than the private sector.
    It has crept up over the years and has staggered me how some council workers are on $80,000 pa plus.Especially the young graduates who think they know everything but are still wet behind the ears.
    Peta Credlin is pushing for this in Australia.
    At least a 20% cut is required.

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  11. We can start with nurses, firemen, police and army workers. All govt workers…

    There are many useful govt workers. And they would agree with us about the useless ones.

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    • Stop being flippant Kea, you know very well we are not including essential and useful taxpayer funded employees. Meantime, there are plenty of paper pushers from non-essential departments sitting at home enjoying the sunshine, or like a DOC office worker I know taking nice walks in the sunshine around his suburb. That’s not productive for the country in any possible way.

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  12. Was talking to my nephew this morning and he told me his daughter is in the consents section and is on $80,000 pa.

    Never done anything practical and went from Uni to Local Government.

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  13. Prior to 1984 public servants had lower pay than the private sector.
    This was offset by both a very generous superannuation scheme and pretty much total job security.
    The new environment post 1987 was supposedly more risky and job security was lower.
    Therefore they began to get paid more … and more… and more
    Redundancy agreements at that stage were still superb.

    A mate of mine was in the Ministry of Works. He was made redundant on Friday and got a $40,000 payout. That was a lot then (1988) and he built an extension of the house plus a trip to OZ for several weeks later on.
    He went back to the same desk on Monday under the new SOE with a big wage rise. I think it was about from $42,000 to $50,000.

    In 1999 when Klarkenfuhrer became PM the base salary was just under $200,000.
    By 2015 the salary for PM was $400,000 base and now 20 years later it is 500k
    250% rise in 20 years in low inflation environment. Nuts.

    A Cabinet Minister in 1990 was paid $50,000. Not much more than a Sec School teacher.
    I remember it because Phar Goof made a big song and dance about it. He was a Cabinet minister at the beginning of 1990 and at the end of 1990 he was rejected by his Mt Roskill electorate.
    He claimed his skills made him worth $150k – yes, he truly said it, repeatedly- but when kicked out to prove it// he got a job as a Polytech lecturer on.. $50,000 pa !
    I am amazed his nose is not longer.

    In Auckland since the formation of Auckland Council in 2010 it has been one of the best paying employers outside the seat warmers at Fonterra. Air NZ is another (more than 50% Govt owned) and Vodafone was once OK but slipped.
    In the formation of Auckland Council no-one from the 7 feeder councils were laid off and because some staff were throw backs they employed even more seat warmers to work around them.
    This was part of the very poor Key/Hide cock up of cock ups.

    Public sector pay is too high esp as we see in this time that they do in fact have great job security despite the myth created (under Labour) in the late 1980s.

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