Tuesday, 26 May 2009

State funding of political parties? Surely you're joking, Mr Key! [updated]

It’s a rare occasion indeed when when I can simply copy and paste a post from a top-six local blog with which I'm in perfect agreement. This, from Whale Oil, is such a post:

Key may increase public funding for elections - Prime Minister John Key says he is "not completely closed" to the prospect of using more public funding to run political parties and their campaigns - an apparent softening of National's vehement opposition to such suggestions in...

There should be NO public funding of political parties. God I hate politicians, bloody trough snuffling wankers. This has made me so angry.
Has John Key not seen what is happening in the UK?

Apparently not.

UPDATE: Home Paddock and Kiwiblog join the chorus in shooting down this particular trial balloon -- one that John Key was once against, right before he was for it. Or not.


  1. Wasn't Obama INSPIRING in this regard?! ;-)

    But seriously, wasn't he?* His campaign was a great example for lefties who want state funding IMHO.

    *Yes I know he thought about accepting state funding etc.

  2. Second part of the title of this blog post is almost the same as late Richard Feynman's book:

    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! It should be re-phrased as:

    "State funding of political parties? Surely, you have to be joking, Mr. Key!"

  3. Hahaha. Well spotted. And you're right. :)

  4. Why not have a prime time tv lotto show to generate the funds - that way at least its voluntary. Top prize could be you get to decide who is in power, getting 3 numbers gives you one vote token.
    The possibilities!

    Damn, I have just convinced myself.


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