Thursday, September 10, 2020

Says it all

What's wrong with Labour? The end of yesterday's RNZ health debate says it all:

Do you have private health insurance?

Reti: "I do."

Hipkins: "Yes, I do."

Hipkins is Minister of Health. But it turns out that he won't be waiting in the queue with the rest of us plebs if he gets sick. He is literally not in the same boat as the rest of us (something we already knew from his nearly three hundred thousand dollar a year Ministerial salary). He clearly has no faith in the system he administers. So why should we have faith in him, or trust him to make that system work, when he refuses to risk suffering for its failures?

And while we're at it, Hipkins is also Minister of Education. Does he send his kids to private schools too?