David Seymour calls talkback to defend not owning a house

Publish Date
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 7:12PM
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David Seymour calls talkback to defend not owning a house

Publish Date
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 7:12PM

Following a day of talkback dissecting the ACT Welfare policy announcement, and a previous caller querying him personally for not owning a house, David Seymour phoned Marcus to set the record straight on what he's doing with his money, and NZ's borders staying closed while the world catches up on Covid recovery.

On why he doesn't have a house:

"When [the 84yo previous caller] was my age, it was a bit easier to buy a house."

"I'll buy a house one day, but, like many people in my generation, it's a bit harder."

"I'm just a regular guy, that went on his O.E., arrived back in the country, ended up standing for parliament, and happened to do it in an electorate where if you want to live where you represent, it's a bit more expensive than most places."

On NZ's borders:

"We live in an island nation on a pandemic planet."

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