Thursday, January 28, 2010

Goff’s Speech

Lindsay Mitchell saves me a lot of time, for which I’m very grateful. “Don't waste your time reading Goff’s Speech,” she says. “It’s been spun to be something it wasn't.”

    _quote In a nutshell:
    “The recovery. All should share in it. Every NZer wants to work and should be paid at least $15 an hour. State sector chiefs shouldn't be paid more than $400,000 though. Rich bankers and CEOs of finance companies should be dealt with. The rich should pay their way and benefit fraudsters should be cracked down on (so National can't use them to cut social services.) No child should be left behind because all parents want the best for their children. But the community is responsible for stepping in where parents fail. Three strikes sucks and a promise to address Maori and Pacific educational failure. Tax reform must be fair. Beat the R&D funding drum.”

Blah, blah, and more blah.  Nothing to see, nothing to hear, nothing at all being said. As Lindsay says, If Labour lost the last election because voters became bored with them, then nothing in this vapid grab-bag of bromides is going to change that.

BTW: How do Goff’s “many” “ordinary” New Zealanders differ to Don Brash’s “mainstream” New Zealanders? And if they don’t, how long before the blogs of the left start bleating about “the politics of division”? Answers on a postcard, please.

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