An RNZ analysis of political donations since 2021 shows people involved in the property industry are giving the most – and almost all of it is going to National, ACT and NZ First.
Since 2021, people aligned with the property industry have donated more than $2.5 million to political parties.
More than half of the cash from the property industry went to the National Party (53 percent), followed by ACT (32 percent) and New Zealand First (12 percent). Labour received 2 percent.
Real Estate Pimps have donated millions to National and in return National have lifted the Foreign Buyers Ban and will give landlords the right to kick tenants out with no notice.
National and ACT will also role back Tenants rights while reopening Landlord tax loop holes.
There is a class war on renters but we don’t have the political vocabulary to articulate it.
By opening NZ up to foreign speculators while reopening landlord tax loops holes, National and ACT are opening NZ up for sale to their overseas wealthy mates.
Let’s remind ourselves just how vested the Landlord class is..
…there is an unspoken promise between the neoliberal State and the untaxed capital gains private landlord class that the neoliberal State never builds enough State Houses to alleviate housing desperation so that the untaxed capital gains private landlord class can exploit that housing desperation ON TOP OF getting a $1.5Billion annual subsidy in the form of the Accommodation Allowance EVERY SINGLE YEAR!
The neoliberal State work hand in glove with the interests of the untaxed capital gains private landlord class to constantly keep desperation in the Housing market by never building enough State Houses WHILE handing taxpayer funded subsidies to the untaxed capital gains private landlord class!
Landlords about to win biggest class war victory in NZ History and it’s going to happen because the electorate are still furious at Labour and Jacinda over Covid.
The electorate want to cut their nose off to spite Labour even when the face they mutilate is their own.
Labour squandered a once in a generation MMP majority and the backlash to their incrementalism could be the most extreme right wing party NZ has had since Roger Douglas.
The early signals of the vast crony capitalism National are about to embark upon is deeply concerning…
…we face an orgy of privatisation and crony capitalism!
Dr Bryce Edwards devastating critique into who is donating to National and the disgusting level of self interest is remarkable and shocking!
Alongside this orgy, National are lining up Public Private Partnership scams and opening the Immigration floodgates.
National’s only economic plan is to open the country to foreign buyers, slash the State and privatise the rest.
The rich, the 1% and the Billionaire class have donated $12million in donations to ACT and National since 2021.
They aren’t doing that for you and me!
The Crony Capitalism National will unleash will make Labour’s sins look childish in comparison.
National will hack at the State to carve out deals for their mates while ACT will hack at the State for ideological purity.
Throw Winston in the mix and it’s a Mexican standoff between a wet Pakeha, a non indigenous Māori and Te Cracker.
Things are only about to get worse.
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