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Daily review 18/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 18th, 2019 - 18 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

18 comments on “Daily review 18/04/2019 ”

  1. A 1

    I see there is talk of making KiwiSaver compulsory. Of course that would mean some low income earners need even more govt money to pay for things in the future they might need, while nothing is done about their cost shortfalls today.

    It’s an uncomfortable conversation for sure. That’s why I’m predicting the idea won’t take off…it means acknowledging what advocates have known for a decade – our welfare system provides unevenly penalising some, advantaging others.

    • Pat 1.1

      it may if you consider there is a 21% increase in the minimum wage between 2017 and 2021, 16.50 to 20.00….a 2% contribution to kiwisaver would be well covered

    • gsays 1.2

      This is where I come across all tory.
      I don’t trust the government with my savings.
      Plus compulsion makes me really angsty.

    • SPC 1.3

      If so, at what rate. A low one and higher voluntary ones …

      Of course a complusory would allow the removal of the tax credits – which only really belong in a voluntary system.

      English reduced them from $1000 to $500, this would complete that work.

      May as well charge health premiums, unemployment insurace – go full on neo-liberal.

  2. A 2

    Hey…specifically mentions NZ

  3. CHCoff 4

    How far would have technological civilisation got, given avarice, without Easter?

    Enjoy your NZ Easter weekend peeps.

    • Rosemary McDonald 4.1

      “How far would have technological civilisation got, ”

      Hah! Searching you tube for assistance with a technological problem, I stumbled across this…

      …which very possibly epitomizes the peak of western civilization.

      (Empty bladder first 😉 )

      • Psycho Milt 4.1.1

        Joanna Lumley did well handling that. Just imagine the poor sods who were trying to order those two about in WW2, you could almost feel sorry for them if they weren’t officers.

        • Exkiwiforces

          Have a read of Gunner “Spike” Milligan series of books called “My part in defeating Hitler”. From old Brightly to the Desert, his run in with the fat pasta eater and some chap called Rommel, and into mainland Europe via Italy along with some Yank joker called Mark Clark who was very vain from all accounts and he hated of the Brits and Commonwealth Troops to top it off.

          Worth reading for some of his giggles, pranks and other silly things that happened in his adventures and along with the serious stuff that happened in the mighty 8th Army.

          It no wonder he had few mental breakdowns over the yrs and it they are not nice, from own experiences that I’ve encountered from Warlike and NonWarlike service.

      • Brigid 4.1.2

        Thanks for your stumbling Rosemary
        Luff em!!

  4. ScottGN 5

    It’s amazing how many hither-to unknown proponents of a CGT said absolutely nothing up until yesterday but have now come out to castigate the PM for caving in?

    • CHCoff 5.1

      Oh well, we’ve still got woman’s rugby and the weather, they get it right where it counts.

    • SPC 5.2

      Such as Sean Plunkett who also lied that Labour had never had any plan – they did but gave it up when they decided to have a tax inquiry instead.

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