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3 X Labour Party taxpayer paid pens Brand new item

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  • Closed: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 8:30 pm
Listing #: 35384368
I went to a "meet the candidates" meeting last night (8/9/05) & was thrilled to be allowed to help myself to a Labour Party pen along with other political brochures courtesy of Local MP & Labour party cabinet minister Trevor Mallard.

I thought to myself how generous of the Labour party.

During the event it was pointed out by a political opponent of Mr Mallard that anything that had the parliamentary crest on it had in fact been paid for out of Taxpayers money not by the Labour party and the pens Mr Mallard was giving away were paid out of my tax $$$.

I decided that as there was some still left over after the meeting I would grab one for my wife and one for my Mother who had also paid taxes all their lives.

Thinking about this gross waste of taxpayers money overnight made me realise that I didn't want to give the Labour party my hard earned tax $$$ to see it spent on buying flash pens promoting their politics & then give them away to anyone who attended an election meeting.

So I decided I want my money back! I am putting up for auction the 3 pens. They are brand new. These pens are not your average bic pen. They are pure luxury, they have an extra fat body, fetching White & Red colour, Red rubber vibra ribbed grip & have the nifty feature that when you click the pen off & on the message changes in not 1 but 2 advertising windows on the pen. Messages such as "Working for families" flash up. I will also throw in the 3 other tax payer funded brochures I received last night to sweeten the deal further. All these brochures have the parliamentary crest. They include Helen's commitments to you card, Trev's Tribune & a large fold out "working together, sharing a vision" brochure.

Now I don't want to seem mean but those 3 pens plus the 3 promotional brochures cost me a fair few dollars out of my tax so to at least recoup my tax I'm setting the reserve at $5. I will however donate any money I raise above that amount to a charity of the highest bidders choice (no political parties!)

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  • Seller location: Lower Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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Closes: Thu 15 Sep, 8:30 pm. 2005