Thursday, May 08, 2008

Nick Smith spits on property rights... again

Although Stuff reports Nick Smith as "Conservation Minister" (wait till after the election guys), Dr Smith wants to confiscate the property rights of Kaiangaroa Timberlands to protect some douglas firs. He wants them protected, which presumably doesn't mean Kaiangaroa Timberlands has any option on not selling them.
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He wont offer to buy them himself, or set up a charity that seeks to raise funds to buy them.
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No they should be bought with taxpayers funds because they are "part of New Zealand's heritage". Nice.
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Now you know how much better National will be than Labour on property rights, as if you had any doubts. Is it any wonder one of my fastest growing tags is "National party disappoints"?

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