Welcome to the first edition of our irregular and sometimes irreverent Friday newsletter. I hope you find it refreshing and entertaining. If you do not wish to receive this communication from us, please scroll to the bottom and unsubscribe.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK
Thanks for your emails telling me how much you enjoyed the first edition of Beth’s Best. Not one unsubscribe, but I did receive a couple of comments that suggested maybe “Beth’s Best” wasn’t the best name for this new e-letter. So, feel free to send in your suggestions and if I like one of them, not only will I use it but I’ll send you a copy of David Seymour’s Own Your Future.
IF YOU TOLERATE THIS, SOON YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT
ACT’s Regulatory Reform Bill is meant to prevent unnecessary laws from being passed by first asking the question: “what problem are we trying to solve?”. What problem are we trying to solve by insisting on labelling mixed lollies?
If you haven’t already seen this, take some time this weekend and watch my all-time favourite John Stossel video:
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WOMEN
David’s speech in the House marking 125 years since women in New Zealand received the right to vote rattled off a list of nearly every woman he knows.
Twerking for charity raised a total of $71,240 for Kidsline. Is Andrew Little trying to cash in on David’s popularity with this even more cringe-worthy promo for a Youth MP?
GRANNY FLAT COST BLOWOUT
A Christchurch resident wanted to build a granny flat on her property for her 76 year old profoundly deaf brother. When she contacted the Christchurch City Council, she was advised building consent would cost $1500.
We have a housing affordability issue which started in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown but has spread all across the country. In this case, poor advice coupled with a resource consent that would be unnecessary under an Urban Development Act such as ACT proposes, have significantly increased the costs of the project. http://act.org.nz/housing/
TRACEY IS BARKING
This performance in the House by the supposed Minister for Children and Associate Minister of Education, shows Tracey Martin be utterly devoid of mana. My thoughts are with the hundreds of young people, already facing significant challenges and who have gone through months of uncertainty, being compared to dogs. I wouldn’t make her Minister of Animal Welfare! This minister should be stripped of both portfolios. That’d reduce the size of the executive further.
I need to sharpen up my debating skills. What better way to start than to understand the tactics of the opposition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4q-VbAIMzU
That’s it from me this week. Have a great weekend and get out and enjoy some freedom while you still can.