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National is taking the piss 2

So when is lying to the public not lying to the public.

Well apparently when it’s coming out of that festering hole of depict.

You’re giving tax cuts which the country can’t afford, well not that and massive infrastructure investment at the same time. To pay of them both you need to borrow, but according the wanker at the top, we’re not borrowing for the tax cuts, it’s to pay for the infrastructure. What a completely disingenuous twat, and I don’t mind using that sort of language with him. Does he really think we are that dumb – yes apparently. He is taking you and me for a fool.

Some other thoughts.

When did National think it was good to go into debt to pay for infrastructure? I thought government spending of this massive scale was inflationary? Seems neither tax cuts nor $5b government spending are inflationary. Despite what every economist and every stage 1 macro economics text book tells us.

When did national also care that the neo-liberal model of drug funding that is Pharmac doesn’t provide for all. Well when it’s discovered that female voters don’t like (surprise surprise) National.

National is taking the piss.

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They release policy and it stinks – Broadcasting

Apart from the fact that the policy stinks, I mean what the hell is a 1 page policy?

They are so seriously taking the piss out of NZ, that all ballot papers should have the “No Confidence” option. I mean I seriously think that their lead in the polls is as much a backlash against Labour, and if you seriously believe that 1 page PDF summary is a policy for which to base an informed opinion on, then you are not an informed voter and get what you deserve.

Back to the policy.

“Television New Zealand should be released from its charter obligations and have to compete for the associated funding with all other broadcasters, National Party broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman said.”

Short hand, they are setting TVNZ up for sale in their second term, and the charter that currently gets Kiwi faces and stories on the box, will be gone.

It’s a feeble and quite frankly condescending policy statement that should be condemned. It will of course be championed by the right who don’t want to pay for anything.

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National is taking you for a fool

Policy Policy Policy,

to misquote a very annoying VP at Microsoft whom infamously danced, screamed and sweated across the stage at a developers conference uttering “Developers, developers, developers….”

So with an election on the horizon, literally months away, and the public are expected to be able to understand what the parties stand for (some change their spots overnight – National and Student Loans), it’s not too much for the public to know what the leading party is planning for the country.
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