New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English said recently: “We believe in NZ’s capacity to be growing unashamedly, and our political opponents think that New Zealand’s not up to it.”
“Up to it?” Bill, this is not backyard cricket, or another of your 2km run-walks we are not “up to”. NZers want this last paradise to remain so, to remain a paradise.
We also don’t want National bringing in unskilled immigrants, via doing some inadequate business certificate in some rented office from failed teachers, being brought in to pump gas and work in supermarkets.
We don’t need more people taking unskilled, or skilled, jobs away from New Zealanders who need them. We don’t need to crowd N.Z. with more “pet groomers” or other such pathetic excuses for National’s “skilled” immigration policy.
Further, the New Zealanders you have said are too lazy to work or are always on drugs – they are actually smart enough to not care about National’s immigration inflated growth numbers. GDP growth PER PERSON is what matters – not inflating it with population growth – that means nothing. Population growth doesn’t help average Kiwi’s Matthew or Jessica get jobs and make their mortgage payments. Do you think New Zealanders can have the wool pulled over their eyes that easily?
One hundred thousand or even one million more people earning the average wage increases GDP – but the average wage is the same! No increase in income for our Matthew and Jessica. No growth per person.
Only innovation, and improvements in processes increases wealth per person. Train New Zealanders. National has done none of that.
Kiwi’s also want to be able to have meaningful conversations with our fellow country-folk. Immigrants must be fluent in either English or Maori, the languages of the land. Many immigrants can hardly speak or write English. The tests are too easy.
New Zealanders actually like our way of life. We don’t want Auckland to become a mini Delhi, or the country to become a mini USA. We like having a sense of community. We don’t want our beaches to be crowded. Do you like NZ’s way of life Bill English? Do you? Really?