According to Sunday Star-Times feature writer Finlay Macdonald: “The idea of a tax on global financial transactions, despite appearing almost too good to be true, really is hard to fault”. The adoption of DSC financial policies would yield many benefits, starting with abolishing GST – not raising it!
But, as experienced contributor Colin Whitmill points out: “There is far, far more to the DSC than monetary reform”. There are 34 distinct areas of policy. In this issue we cover but a few: health, forestry, seniors, electoral reform, environment, compulsory medication, and binding referenda. However, financial reform is the key to the successful implementation of many areas of policy. In the words of DSC leader Stephnie de Ruyter: “New Zealand needs a new economic system which meets the needs of a modern, 21st century New Zealand. The Democrats for Social Credit Party offers a wide-ranging policy platform underpinned by a programme of social credit monetary reform which presents a viable alternative to the present debt-based system”.
It’s time to rethink the tax system. Not patch it, not tweak it – but change it. DSC has the way to start, with its FTT – a financial transactions tax, currently being promoted worldwide as the “Robin Hood Tax”.