ACT's Medical Money-Laundering
"The diversion of taxpayer money into the hands of private hospitals
represents a significant compromise of ACT's core values," said Libertarianz
health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath. "These values include the
protection of individual freedom and enforcement of property rights, to
which ACT pay lip-service but which the Libertarianz Party hold sacred."
"Richard Prebble and Ken Shirley want to launder the proceeds of this
country's biggest extortion racket through the coffers of this country's
private hospitals and into the pockets of their shareholders," said the
Masterton doctor, responding to ACT's health policy. "The country's biggest
extortion racket is that administered by the IRD and overseen by the
Minister of Finance - taxation," clarifies McGrath. "ACT don't object to
this extortion, they simply want to decide who the beneficiaries should be."
He continued: "It is sad that a party that promised so much has strayed so
far from its stated principles. ACT appear to be standing some quality
candidates, but voters should ask themselves whether they are still a
vehicle for classical liberal ideas."
"Libertarianz believes patients should be given free rein to manage their
own budget without 'help' from the IRD, politicians and other parasites,"
said Dr McGrath. "ACT, in common with the left-wing coalition which will
govern New Zealand after July 27, want to keep these bloodsuckers on
life-support courtesy of the taxpayer.
"Libertarianz, alone among the parties on offer at this election, advocate
pulling the plug on the inefficient, oppressive, dictatorial public-health
system by making the IRD give working people their stolen money back.
"People should be allowed to purchase whatever level of health-care they
want for themselves and their families, and not be forced to fund
one-size-fits-all socialised medical care. The public health system should
be gently but firmly wound up, its assets sold, and the private sector
permitted to meet the demand of consumers in its own way."
Libertarianz are standing electorate candidates in Tauranga, Wellington
Central, New Plymouth, Hamilton West and Whangarei.
Dr Richard McGrath
Libertarianz Deputy Leader, Spokesman for Health Deregulation
Phone 025 2300 868
Fax 06 377 3070