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John Key puts truth on 90 day term deposit

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, November 7th, 2011 - 46 comments
Categories: accountability, Economy, election 2011, john key, labour, leadership, national, phil goff, tv, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: , , , , ,

Goff did an excellent job  last night on Prime tv’s Election Special: Campaign 2011. He faced an unusually intensive and detailed grilling and acquitted himself very well indeed. Excellent recovery from last Wednesday’s problems in the second half.

Now let’s hope Barry Soper and his Prime team, courageous and erstwhile proponents of the democratic duties of the Fourth Estate that they are, will be similarly intensive and grilling of John Key next week – starting perhaps with all the steershit Key’s been spraying about the holes in his costings, his history of lying, and his disinformation campaign against Labour’s polices.

 

hattip William Joyce

46 comments on “John Key puts truth on 90 day term deposit”

  1. Ordinary_Bloke 1

    I could help noticing Key’s kow-tow to the racist vote in the streamed debate when he suggested that
    Labour would have to borrow from .. shock ! horror ! .. China.

    • Dv 1.1

      So where is the 300 mil a week coming from now?
      Lets see usa, eu, ……..

      • Ordinary_Bloke 1.1.1

        Chinese representation at the Cannes financial fest, Chinas large current invesment in Europe, and its contribution to European bailout packages suggests that NZ is not exactly looming on the financial radar in Shanghai, whatever Mr. Key may like to tell the peasants Downunder.

          • Ordinary_Bloke 1.1.1.1.1

            I don’t think that is a case for flogging off assets developed over many generations at
            great cost and toil. Precisely the reverse. We need to upgrade ageing infrastrucure in a post-peak world.

            • KJT 1.1.1.1.1.1

              A recession is the best time to build up infrastructure. Costs of both Labour and capital are at their lowest.

              If NACT had put the 1.6 billion they are losing in the tax switcheroo into Green energy and re-building they would have avoided a lot of job loses.

  2. Tom Gould 2

    Simon Mercep’s aggressive interview with Cunliffe this morning is worth a listen if you missed it. After badgering him over opposition to Tory asset sales, sharp as a knife he delivered the ‘coup de grace’ with the killer ‘but if National gets less for the assets that means you will have less to spend too’ question. Cunliffe gently pointed out that Labour is not selling the assets. Stunning work. No wonder they are so easily hoodwinked by the Tories? Or am I being unfair?

  3. vto 3

    I couldn’t help but throw up last night when I saw a Nat ad stating they are creating 170,000 new jobs.

    That is misleading and deceptive conduct which is prohibited under the Fair Trading (in Politics) Act.

    Quite how Key can so blatantly deceive people I do not know. Does he believe it himself?

    • how Key can so blatantly deceive people

      a. he’s probably a sociopath
      b. he’s bought the silence of TV3/RadioLive/Mediaworks, and has intimidated TVNZ and RNZ into submission.

      who else in the msm’s going to call him out on his blatant lying?
      APN? Fairfox? Sky/Prime? 😆

      • Tombstone 3.1.1

        The people.

        • Colonial Viper 3.1.1.1

          The people are weakened, impoverished, divided and distracted.

          Exactly as per plan.

        • Draco T Bastard 3.1.1.2

          Well, they’re trying to but the BSA is busy sticking to process rather than doing their job.

          There are certain elements that are required for a valid formal complaint. These include the date and time of the broadcast, and the relevant channel

          Despite the offending article being identified as National Party Advertising broadcast at various times and on various channels.

          • Akldnut 3.1.1.2.1

            I’d like to be the first to announce that LABOUR are going to create 1 MILION new jobs
            ….
            ….
            ….
            ….
            ….

            Shhhh……..by 2030

            • Adolf 3.1.1.2.1.1

              Well, that is what they did during the *last* great depression.

              They lined people up, gave them a spade and a sack of seeds, and they worked their
              way up hills and ridgelines to create the forestry industry around Tokoroa, the Wellington green belt .. and much that we now take for granted in other places.

              It was not just NZ. As one of Roosevelt’s cabinet once told him

              “I’ve got them working, but don’t ask me what they are doing ..” paraphrased from a documentary I once saw.

              • McFlock

                the roads, railways and dams were also generally good ideas (water issues notwithstanding, particularly regarding the Hoover Dam and the Colorado river, as well as the anti-union activities and working conditions on some of the jobs)

              • Sean

                That is nonsense Adolf. The government that came up with the relief work scheme was the 1931-1935 “Coalition” government. The Coalition government was formed by the Reform Party linking up with the United Party.

                The Coalition government faced with the enormous consequences of their failed economic policies, which had produced large numbers of unemployed men came up with the scheme. This is because by April 1932 there was rioting in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, there was additional disorder in Christchurch. In Auckland, NZ soldiers were ordered into Auckland to force order onto the crowd – but the soldiers refused to leave their camp, possibly because they didn’t want to be ordered to shoot New Zealanders.

                To cure this disorder, the government decided to get unemployed men out of the cities, and into labour camps in the most remote spots they could be sent, as winter came on. It was during this period that those forests were put in for the lowest wages possible – under the Coalition government of Coates and Forbes. Rather than getting people proper jobs they sent the problem away, turning the unemployed into near slaves.

                The Reform Party and the United Party, once they were turned out of office by the Labour Party, went on to form the National Party.

      • travellerev 3.1.2

        I’m getting hundreds of new readers every week and most of them Kiwi’s looking for info on the financial collapse and John Key. People are waking up it seems!

        • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 3.1.2.1

          If I had a dollar for every time someone at the Standard claimed that “people are waking up”, I would have $28,742.

    • No use complaining these people all want a National government back in so they can continue getting large tax cuts and even more dividends from the the sale of the assetts owned by all New Zealanders.

      Lets wait and see how long it is before they start asking us to care about them, I can assure you you will not have to wait very long.

      • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 3.2.1

        Maggie, could you please take care of me?

  4. randal 4

    The msm never will call the tories out. They are another example of juvenile omnipotence surviving into adulthood. They all want to be john pilger or robert fisk but they dont even know how to ask the proper questions in their own backyard. New Zealand is a sick country only the patient doesnt know it.

  5. Tangled up in blue 5

    11 billion dollar hole

    Is there any tangible evidence of this apart from Labours claims?

    Key’s gimmicky “show me the money” has shown that a rival party calling someone out on something alone substantiates nothing.

    (shouldn’t it be as simple as showing what 51% of future dividends should be and comparing this to what National have ‘banked’? Same sort of thing for calculating how much should be claimed as savings on interest payments?)

  6. Ordinary_Bloke 7

    “Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a glossy 35-year-old sports agent working for Sports Management International (SMI). After suffering a nervous breakdown as a result of stress and a guilty conscience, he writes a mission statement about perceived dishonesty in the sports management business and how he believes that it should be operated.”

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Jerry_Maguire#Famous_quotations

    Hmm .. there’s a moral (lesson) in there somewhere. Any takers ?

  7. Debatewatcher 9

    I agree the Sky News/Prime interview with Phil Goff was excellent. It’s available to watch at the Sky TV website: http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=1589. (Perhaps this link could be added to the post as the Prime link doesn’t have the video)

    • Adolf 10.1

      One of their big ideas is retrofitting public buildings. A commentator on RNZ this morning pointed out that buildings in most NZ urban areas need earthquake strengthening. Combine the two ..

      • Colonial Viper 10.1.1

        Yes, many hundreds of buildings need earthquake strengthening urgently, thousands more need assessment work done. Lots of money and lots of jobs should be in the offing to get all this done.

  8. Adolf 11

    lprent, sean, sprout: .. you missed the gentle irony in my selection of ‘Adolf’. Heh ..

  9. Ordinary_Bloke 12

    Is that Nikki Kaye on the right of the photo ?

  10. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 13

    The only thing I really learnt from this post is that the Sprout doe snot know what “erstwhile” means. Seriously, dude, look it up.

  11. randal 14

    well I learned lots from oilybuckets post but the main thing is he will do anything to divert attention from the national party and kweewee’s miserable failure as a government.

  12. anne 15

    Did anyone catch the media statement by key,while nz was still under the shadow of the rwc,as quoted,”There will be much,much deeper and bigger cuts for everyone in the second term”
    This was significant,but as usual there is a media blackout on the bad stuff and key doesn’t need or want to show up for indepth answers.

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