New Health Minister: “Socialist Who Can Count”

01 November 2007 11:50:00

Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath sees little hope for those dependent on the state for their health care, following the appointment of David Cunliffe as Health Minister.

“In his maiden speech to parliament, David Cunliffe described himself as a ‘socialist who can count’. Can he count the number of New Zealanders shoved back to their GPs from public hospitals because they have failed to even get an appointment with a specialist? Can he count the number who, taxed into poverty, have died on public hospital surgical waiting lists?”

“This is the man who champions the political system that consigned untold millions of Eastern Europeans to poverty, misery and environmental devastation,” said Dr McGrath. “David Cunliffe believes politicians can – and should – control and plan the lives of New Zealanders. When he spoke of the ‘dumb hand’ of the market in that dripping wet, politically correct tirade, he insulted all New Zealanders. For what is the market but the sum total of the economic decisions of individual people?”

“The Libertarianz Party would ensure that the less well-off are not taxed at all, and leave people free to plan their health care without having to use the embarrassingly run-down public health system that Labour has been trying to ‘fix’ for the last eight years.”

“It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz!”

ENDS

For more information contact:

Dr Richard McGrath
Libertarianz Health Spokesman
MB ChB DipObst PGCertTravMed
Phone 027 322 2907
Email: [email protected]

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