Asset sales “a (wheelbarrow) load of bullshit”

Press Release – John Maynard The opening day for applications for shares in Mighty River Power will be observed today with a wheelbarrow load of ‘bovine excrement’. News media statement Monday 15 April 2013 Monday’s partial asset sales float – “Its a (wheelbarrow) load of bullshit” The opening day for applications for shares in Mighty River Power will be observed today with a wheelbarrow load of ‘bovine excrement’. (See attached photo). Anti asset sales protestors will be visiting some of the Wellington offices of stockbrokers and advertising agencies being paid up to a total of $100 million by the Government to implement its partial asset sales programme. “The wheelbarrow will be delivered to one of the companies representing all the bullshit involved in the asset sales programme”, says protest organiser John Maynard. The protest group will move off from the Lambton Quay gates of Parliament 1.00pm Monday 16 April going along Lambton Quay to stockbrokers Forsyth Barr, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and public relations company Senate Communications. “The Government has claimed that Mighty River Power and other state asset floats are for the warm fuzzie mums and dads. However the 2009 report of the Capital Markets Task Force reveals that it is stockbrokers who are driving the Government’s asset sales policy. “The share bonuses are a bribe, shareholdings will move overseas and power prices will increase...

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