What is the Value of Politician’s Promise?


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“The madness of the Government’s new carbon tax is that New Zealanders will be the only people in the world paying it. It will drive up the costs of living and undermine the competitiveness of New Zealand business for negligible environmental gain.”

– Nick Smith, Opposition Leader NZ, Parliament November 25, 2005.

Exactly four years later, on November 25, 2009,that the same Nick Smith, now a government minister, made this ‘madness’ law in New Zealand.

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