MyThinks has been fielding many questions about Nick Smith.
- “What’s happening with housing?”
- “Does Nick Smith know anything about any of his policy areas?”
- “Why does he look so shifty when he’s telling us what we should think?”
These are all fantastic questions, none of which we are going to answer here. Instead, MyThinks is giving Dr Smith a platform to outline his vision for the homeless people of New Zealand.
Hello New Zealand.
Look. There has been plenty of talk over the last couple of weeks or months about a so-called “housing crisis.” We all know that this is a complete load of nonsense. Just ask any of those National Party members of parliament who own a houses. There is absolutely no crisis.
A crisis happens when a hurricane hits or some disease wipes out a whole bunch of people.
You know, I remember back to my childhood when I was little. My parents used to take us away to various places around the country. We camped in tents and caravans. One time we even built our own bivvy out of sticks and a large tarp that Dad stole off one of the neighbours. These were some of the best days of my life. The best. I think back on those days with so much fondness. What a wonderful bunch of experiences my parents gave me.
And that’s what we are seeing here in New Zealand at the moment. Families around the country are having all these amazing and exciting adventures as they travel up and down the country looking for a place to rest for the night. They aren’t having a crisis, they’re having and experience.
If there’s a crisis of anything, it’s a crisis of fun.
(I’d also like to point out that, in the unlikely event that a New Zealand family gets down on their luck, WINZ are happy to step up and loan them up to $100,000 or more to stay in one of the many fantastic motels around the country. I used to love staying in motels when I was little. Imagine that… living in a motel on loaned money. Golden moments of family living.)
So, the next time you hear Andrew Little or Metiria Turei or some other hippy talking about the housing crisis that National caused, remember this: people in Africa would love to have a car roof over their heads.
Happy adventuring New Zealand and good luck in the budget, suckers.
Nick Smith, Doctor of Landslides.