Alf misses the robust critiques of bad farm policy that would regularly flow from former Federated Farmers dairy leader, Lachlan McKenzie.
Lachlan stood for president of the feds, but the job went to Bruce Wills. We haven’t heard much from him since then.
But another McKenzie has popped up to tell city slickers and greenie tossers what he thinks of their silly ideas.
This one is Ian McKenzie and he has done a fair job of pouring a bucket or two of water over Labour’s water policy.
Labour’s plan is to have farmers and other large-scale water users pay a “resource rental charge”, to spare taxpayers the need to cough up $500 million for funding new irrigation schemes and for cleaning up polluted waterways.
Ha. Fancy words to avoid saying “tax”, eh?
Come to think of it, buggers like Brendan Burns – Labour’s water spokesman – probably struggle to spell and pronounce a word as long as “tax”.