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13 Comments

  1. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  November 28, 2017

    So looks like another flip-flop

    • Blazer

       /  November 28, 2017

      very dear to Nationals heart….thats why AFTER 9 YEARS…they never…bothered.

      • alloytoo

         /  November 28, 2017

        Only increased it twice didn’t they

        • Fight4NZ

           /  November 28, 2017

          Yes, they were the masters of tokenism!
          What do we want? Predator free! When do we want it? In 50 years. Oh, but you will get it up and running with strong resource allocation? Yea, aahh, here’s a couple dollars, good luck.
          Tax cuts – here’s $20 a week. But house costs are up at least $100 a week due to your policies? Let alone having to Insure for decent medical care, increasing school “fees”, etc
          The list goes on.

          • alloytoo

             /  November 28, 2017

            Housing costs are the consequence of a number of issues, not limited to Auckland Council’s Labour mayors refusing to expand the city boundaries, Labour refusing to support the government in meaningful resource consent reform.

            Medical care has improved (by meaningful measures, not just what you feel) and free care was extended from 6 to 12 year olds.

            All the while addressing the GFC and Christchurch earthquakes.

            Do you have anything that isn’t touchy feely or a gross misrepresentation?

            • High Flying Duck

               /  November 28, 2017

              Don’t use facts – they don’t like facts. You will generally get a deflection in reply.

            • alloytoo

               /  November 28, 2017

              @HFD

              Sadly you are correct, by most meaningful measures NZ is doing considerably better than the rest of the world and conditions have improved for those who have been willing to be gainfully employed.

              Hell even the layabouts have more in their pockets than they did 9 years ago in real net of inflation terms.

              It’s at times like these that the word inequality rears it’s head.

              Lets be brutally honest here, in a full employment like ours inequality is largely a function of effort. Someone who puts zero effort in is always going to be worse off than someone who puts just about any effort in.

              Those who have put in little or no effort in then “Feel” hard done by because they largely lack the maturity to accept their position is as a result of their own lack.

              Sadly this makes it difficult for governments to identify and separate people with genuine need from those who are simply too lazy.

            • Blazer

               /  November 28, 2017

              only one song in your repertoire,and its sung out of…Key…’All the while addressing the GFC and Christchurch earthquakes.’

            • High Flying Duck

               /  November 28, 2017

              And BOOM!…
              Blazer jumps in with a deflection from the actual issue of genuine improvements National made…

            • alloytoo

               /  November 28, 2017

              Hmmm none of my posts mention Key, or English (Who I think can take most of the credit)

              Why do Blazer’s posts read like those of a teenager who has yet to mature out of socialism?

            • Blazer

               /  November 28, 2017

              why do your posts read like a snow job on a largely status quo term of Govt by… National?If you attribute them to maturity,may it be many decades before I succumb to expressing such hyperbolic fantasy,and unjustified…praise.

            • alloytoo

               /  November 28, 2017

              The nice thing about object measures is that they are just that, objective and not subject to “Feelings”

            • Blazer

               /  November 28, 2017

              @alloy…you have mixed up objective with subjective in your..context.