Key has put the carrots out there of 'mum and dad' investors but they already own state assets and they won't be the investors it will be the corporates. He also mentioned that maori could buy in - and our Kaiwhakahaere has come out very, very, very quickly with a "yes it's a good idea."
Ngai Tahu says it supports the plan because it could be good for iwi investors.
Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says the privatisations of Government assets - such as New Zealand Rail - in the 1980s and 90s were poorly handled. But he says this proposal is a new chapter.So Ngai Tahu as a corporate investor buy in and prices go up - what then - we make profit from others difficulty, even our own people?
The old 'if we don't someone else will' argument will be put - it is illusion and false hopes. It suits the agenda to have maori capitalists - they just support the system of oppression and make money while their cousins struggle on nothing.
80% oppose state assets - including many Ngai Tahu whanui.
The Standard have come out with some strong posts outling the reasons this selling of the family jewels is crazy. Here, here and here.