Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Why you won’t be seeing serious spending cuts on the 19th

If you’re still thinking you might see Bill and John making any serious cuts to govt spending to help peg back that $16 billion gap between what they spend and what they appropriate, here’s why you won’t.

In a sentence: because voters have discovered they can vote themselves rich. For a while, at least.


  1. The real reason you won't see any spending cuts on the 16th is that the budget is being released on the 19th.

  2. Adolf, so released to hear that John Key has a master plan!

  3. I'd go further than that and say they've discovered that they can collectively rob their children's purse!

  4. @Adolf: Oops. I clearly wrote that a bit too quickly.

  5. Just couldn't resist.

    Yesterday's Ocker budget was so exciting I didn't hear about it until today. Good old Labor. Spending like hell, all predicated on the Chinese economy continuing to boom without hiccup for at least another three years.

    Berend, he certainly appears to have a much better plan than anything I've heard from Mr Goff or Dr Brash.

  6. 'For a while at least' but not forever - as the Irish, Greeks, Portuguese and others have discovered.

  7. Wrong, Adolf. Mr English & Mr Key have no plan at all. They're fucking clueless. Don Brash has a plan. Roll on the election day.


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