唯有工党才能制止国有资产被出卖

工党领袖 菲尔高夫 (Hon Phil Goff)

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以卖掉电力公司为开始,国家党计划出售国有资产,这会让新西兰选民清楚在今年大选中自己要站在哪一边。

工党领袖菲尔∙高夫日前再次强调:工党领导下的政府不会出售国有资产。

出卖国有资产以经济意义来衡量是疯狂行为。电力企业每年给我国的回报是7亿纽元–我们将永远损失这笔巨利。用这笔钱,可以雇请10,300位教师、12,600个新警员,或者支付33000个髋关节复位手术的费用。

国家党在1999年卖掉Contact电力公司,此后10年间我国已经损失了10亿纽元的红利。

国家党声称出卖国有资产对新西兰老百姓是有利的。但是这些资产本来就已经属于我们老百姓所有,所以国家党的说法不成立。再说,眼下许许多多老百姓连电费都快付不起了,更别提拥有某个电力公司的股份了。

当国家党政府把Contact公司私有化时,大多数股份很快就落入外国投资商手中。

国家党没有从他们上次执政的失败中吸取教训。现在,多半是出于意识形态的原因,他们又要出卖国有资产了。

不出售我国电力企业的另一个重要原因是,卖掉这些企业将迫使电价上升,而新西兰消费者付的电费早就已经太多了。

时下物价飙升速度远超出人们薪水,本国消费者最不想看到的就是电费甚至涨得更快,而高电费却是私人投资商想要的。

诸如汉特利电站(Huntly Power station)和本莫尔水坝(Benmore Dam)这样的资产是新西兰人自主建设、代代相传的人民企业,它们已成为周边社区和环境以及很多地区的地方史的一部分。

国有资产的命运对新西兰人至关重要。一旦我们的资产被出售,就意味着它们一去不返了。工党是唯一一个能保证国有资产留在新西兰人手中的政党。

 

Phil  GOFF
Labour Leader

Sunday, 1 May 2011                                              MEDIA STATEMENT

Only Labour can stop asset sales

National’s plan to sell off state owned assets, starting with power companies, gives New Zealand voters a clear choice at this year’s election, Labour Party leader Phil Goff said today at the launch of Labour’s new billboards in Auckland.

“Under Labour there will be no asset sales,” Phil Goff saId.

“It is economic madness. The power companies return $700 million in dividends every year – that will be lost forever. This pays for 10,300 teachers, 12,600 new police officers or 33,000 hip replacements.

“And $1 billion of dividends has been lost over the past decade as a result of National’s sale of Contact Energy in 1999.

“National claims selling the assets will be good for mums and dads in New Zealand. But all of us already own these assets, so it doesn’t make sense. And many mum and dads can barely afford their power bills let alone shares in a power company.

“When the National Government privatised Contact Energy, most shares quickly ended up in the hands of foreign investors.

“National has learned nothing from its failures when last in Government. And now, mainly for the ideological reasons, it once again wants to sell off this country’s assets.

“Another very important reason for not selling our power assets is that asset sales will force up the price of power to consumers and New Zealanders are already playing too much for their electricity.

“When prices are soaring ahead of wages and the last thing Kiwi consumers need is their power prices going up at an even faster rate, because that is what private sector investors will demand.

“Assets like the Huntly Power station and the Benmore Dam were built by New Zealanders for New Zealanders over generations. They are part of their surrounding communities and the history of many regions.

“This is a critical issue for New Zealanders. Once our assets are sold they are gone forever. Labour is the only party that can ensure we keep them in Kiwi hands,” Phil Goff said.

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