18 Aug 2003 berend   » (Journeyer)

Gone live with a FAQ about the protest against the ARC rates increase. The ARC has hit the poor and elderly especially hard. If you are on a pension and you suddenly have to pay hundreds of dollars, or even more, every year, imagine that! No way to increase your income, or perhaps you can work at McDonalds or so. And the rates will go up the next 7 years. Anyway, that's the idea. This council will be voted away in the biggest turnout next year. But the protest wants to have the rates reset this year. I'm quite confident that goal will be reached. There's just too much socialism and communism in New Zealand at the moment. Why can't the government leave people alone to live there own lifes and catch some criminals for a change?

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