This Government values money over the workforce. Figures show there has been a 17 per cent drop in jobs in the manufacturing sector since 2008, a 12 per cent decline in manufactured exports and a 12.9 per cent drop in the sector's contribution to GDP (Waikato Times, October 9).
John Key makes jokes about this and refuses to read the facts. His government has encouraged this decline by ensuring contracts that would have kept Kiwis in work have gone to overseas companies.
There are many sad examples of work going overseas. Remember New Zealand railways giving work overseas and closing railways workshops? Now there's a contract to an Australian advertising agency to tell the 100 per cent Pure New Zealand story. Key and his minister Steven Joyce have no confidence in New Zealand. They privatise our schools with charter schools. They don't believe in our education specialists who are making our schools the best in the world.
Key gives millions to subsidise Hollywood moguls rather than invest that in New Zealand. This country is successful when its government believes in their citizens. So thousands are going to Australia? The Nats are spending our money over there when it should be spent in New Zealand. Money men only care about money and Joyce and Key are money men. Who cares about people?
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