Brian Rudman : Rest of NZ owes Auckland big time for roads

Brian Rudman : Rest of NZ owes Auckland big time for roadsGood riddance to the iniquitous double-fuel tax the Labour Government imposed on Aucklanders to help fund roading and public transport improvements. Now all we need is for ill-informed commentators and politicians, such as Television… [NZ Herald Politics]

Brian Rudman, normally a clothe cap wearing, card carrying socialist whinger has chuck in his card and burned his cap today. He has taken a massive step towards creating some credibility for himself and a huge leap towards the light of the right.

Good riddance to the iniquitous double-fuel tax the Labour Government imposed on Aucklanders to help fund roading and public transport improvements.

Now all we need is for ill-informed commentators and politicians, such as Television One News, North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams and Labour transport spokesman Darren Hughes, to stop suggesting that abolishing the regional tax will be at the expense of the poor salt-of-the-earth crofters of provincial New Zealand.

For decades, Auckland fuel taxes have been flowing disproportionately out of the region into trophy roads through the empty expanses of Wairarapa and Canterbury and other National Party-voting rural strongholds.

The regional fuel tax was just another attempt by a provincial Minister of Finance, a Labour one this time, to maintain the imbalance.

Absolutely right on the button Mr Rudman. He climbs into The Ginga Whinga Darren “Razor, what razor” Hughes and the Cock from Campbells Bay, Andrew Williams as well.

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