The usual suspects are bleating on about John Key’s big speech on Tuesday.
As I’ve pointed out again and again this sort of thing is treated by Key as a PR event in which the talk is big and the action minimal. Just like John’s plan to save the whales.
What we’ll see on Tuesday will be a few hollow promises and some kind of token gesture toward unemployment. I’m thinking a small pilot community-work scheme or something equally insufficient.
I think the only interesting thing about the speech will be the unveiling of the new spin designed to sell us tax-cuts for the rich and a hike in gst. I wonder if they will continue with the “incentive” theme or if they’ll shift back to something like “tax relief” in the hope of recasting it as a stimulus measure?