Richard McGrath, 50, has been a provincial general practitioner for nearly 20 years. In 2008 he became leader of the Libertarianz Party. He says:
“For a long time I have believed that New Zealanders are over-governed. There is an urgent need to repeal laws that stop New Zealanders realising their full potential. If politicians would just get out of the way, opportunities for employment would open up, thus allowing our country to trade its way back to prosperity.
“Our mainstream political parties cling onto an irrational belief in high taxation, massive overseas borrowing and printing endless amounts of paper money to funding a gargantuan and smothering welfare state. Any economist worth his salt will tell you this model is not sustainable.
High taxation discourages productivity, borrowing billions overseas will consign future generations to overwhelming debt, and increasing credit and money supply destroys savings.
“New Zealanders need to be set free from the burden of regulation and micro-management. I am proud to lead a party that advocates reductions in government spending, balanced budgets and an end to government borrowing, lower taxes and more freedom for all of us to live our lives as we see fit, provided we don’t harm others.”
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