Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, January 28th, 2014 - 196 comments
Categories: capitalism, making shit up, same old national - Tags: business round table, dpf, jordan "slater" williams, steven joyce
Following David Cunliffe’s announcement of Best Start New Zealand’s right wing took it upon themselves to show how useless and venal they are.
It started with Jordon “the new Cameron Slater” Williams and the
National front group Taxpayers’ Union’s eviscerating attack on “Middleclass Welfare” (honestly guys that line’s so 2007) only to blame it on” “Labour Party Leader, David Shearer” M-O-R-O-N-S.
Farrar didn’t do his bosses any favours with his “welfare queen” arguments. There’s so much mysogony and bile in that comments thread it’d see National polling at Colin Craig levels if the Natas took their PR advice from their base.
And then there’s the NZ Institute – formerly the Business Round Table. Their argument seems to be that if women get more paid parental leave (weirdly they don’t seem to realise men can take it too), then employers will illegally discriminate against them. As they’re a business representative group the argument is basically “it won’t work because our members will break the law if you put it in place”. And people actually give these freaks column inches?!
But my favorite of the day was Steven Joyce who made his stupid and meaningless “fake money” argument again (and that’s so 2011 – don’t any of these chumps have any new ideas?). That’s despite having just spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a teacher performance pay policy, along with hundreds of millions of dollars on payouts to Warner Brothers, Rio Tinto, Team New Zealand, tax cuts for the rich…
Come to think of it arguing that money shouldn’t be spent on kids when you’ve got a reputation for handouts to any multinational that wanders along is a pretty shit look. No wonder Key didn’t front.