Anything wrong with a VIP list at ACC? It depends on who is on the list, surely

April 2, 2012

Gotta say it is disquieting, if not downright dismaying, to see the bloody media maintain their mindless assault on the ACC.

Today in the NZ Herald, a new front has been opened up with complaints about the ACC’s policy for handling “VIP claims” and the suggestion it delivers better protection for the privacy of powerful decision-makers, including MPs, judges and ACC board members.

Just why this should be a problem is not immediately apparent to your hard-working MP, who instinctively sees merit in any arrangement that benefits him.

Accordingly he is taking a very dim view of the media giving space to claims about preferential treatment from a Dr Denise Powell, president of Acclaim Otago, a support group for ACC claimants.

This is the sort of thing that gives people the idea there are Class A citizens and Class B citizens, and that the vast majority are Class B citizens, and something should be done about it to create a classless society.

Before you know it, we will be having revolution and bloodshed in the streets or – worse – the return of a Labour government.

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Pita and partnership: it boils down to approving Nat policy if Maori get preferential treatment

November 21, 2011

A thought crossed Alf’s mind, while he was sipping on his favourite tipple in the Eketahuna Club.

Why not ensure white people are given the first option when it comes to buying shares in state companies?

People of a different colour can get the left-overs.

Hmm. Any problem with that?

Actually, there is – a glaring one. It’s racist.

And racism, as we all know, can never be countenanced.

So what are we to make of Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples’ thinking on asset sales?

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