TVNZ report: Labour says tax cuts are not affordable. Prime Minister Helen Clark says she couldn't look the electorate in the eye and say significant across the board tax cuts can be afforded, while maintaining spending in critical areas.
Perhaps we can give her some help. How about pruning, selling, closing, abolishing or otherwise divesting yourself of the large majority of this list of government departments, bureaus, boards, committees, quangoes and consultative bodies. As Libertarianz says, most could be "gone by lunchtime," and many by morning tea.
That would buy us a lot of chewing gum.