The Green’s Russel Norman has backed down on the plan he issued so loudly last year—loudly, frequently, and to everyone who would stand still to listen—to fix all the country’s ills by printing money.
His plan was killed not by his realisation that he was talking fruitcake economics, but because of a tidal wave of rational outrage at the Ginger Whinger’s insanity. Or in Greenspeak, “The feedback we’ve received on that element of our proposal made clear it did not have the broad support it would need to work.”
Crikey, even their potential coalition partners in the Labour Party were embarrassed by it. And given what emanates from their policy department, that takes a lot.
Just to remind you how his policy was intended to work, here’s John Clark and Brian Dawe to explain it.
I look forward now to him abandoning all the other loopy policies he’s espoused since taking over the co-leadership. (Yeah, right.)
In the meantime, here’s a joke:
Q: What do you call a limbless man in a pile of paper dollars?