Stanford’s sentence must please the Sensible Sentencing Trust dream for NZ, but does it, because it’s not tough or outspoken on white collar crime…funny that don’t you think.
The Sunday Star Times letter of the week [June 17th 2012] was named: “How not to set an economic example” And I quote: “It is interesting to observe the different reactions from world leaders to the current economic problems.
calls for a 30% cut for government members, plus a limit to CE salaries at 20 times that of the lowest paid employees. France decrees a ban on meetings in five star hotels, travel curbs, no new diplomatic posts and bans buying new vehicles. India
Here National buys new BMWs, locks in ex-politicians’ and family members world travel perks, refuses to consider a reduction in MP numbers, and gives tax cuts to higher income earners. All this while forcing reductions in the public service; when are we going to get a government that leads by example?
David F Little [Whangarei]
David makes a valid point and one we should all take note of. It is absolutely ironic if not amazing that the regions richest leader should be asking the nation to tighten its belt to save the country while he continues to accept his one thousand plus dollar a week tax cut. After all part of the mess we are in is because of his past behaviour in an industry that has brought the world to its knees.