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.



Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

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

11 May 2011, 17:29:00  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

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

11 May 2011, 17:32:00  
Anonymous Bez said...

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

11 May 2011, 17:43:00  
Blogger PC said...

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

11 May 2011, 18:28:00  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

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.

11 May 2011, 18:47:00  
Blogger Kiwiwit said...

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

11 May 2011, 21:14:00  
Anonymous ACT Youth said...

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.

11 May 2011, 21:28:00  

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