Dreams for kids

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 pm, March 5th, 2014 - 12 comments
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On Children’s day Labour went out and asked people what their dreams for Kiwi kids were. David Cunliffe read some of the responses out in Parliament today.

12 comments on “Dreams for kids”

  1. Naki Man 1

    Captain Cock up spinning wildly, Shooting his gums off again, What a load of bullshit.

    • karol 1.1

      So sorry you lack any empathy for struggling Kiwi families and so little interest in the future of all NZ children.

      Watch for the ghosts of Christmasses past.

    • Clemgeopin 1.2

      Sleep well Naki Man. Don’t worry about your conscience. No big deal.

  2. Clemgeopin 2

    Great speech!
    Looking forward to hear more like those and to see many more well thought out powerful Labour policies to make NZ a fair, progressive, prosperous and happy place once again, with more justice and care for all, including the workers and the employers, the poor and the rich, young and the old and a society with less exploitation by the right wing rogues and the powerful excess money gauging crooked corporates. Bring it on, I say. It is high time! Turn the terrible tide.

    • karol 2.1

      Agreed about the speech.

      • Clemgeopin 2.1.1

        I do think the rich need to pay more wages when feasible and pay more tax than at present as they get their wealth from the consuming society and the toil of their employees. However they too are very important as they invest, with big risks, their capital and provide jobs for people and they need fair policies too, not excessive burdens of tax or debilitating rules. There needs to be sensible fair balance while governing. I am confident that the Labour party leaders know this and will do the right thing by all, unlike the National/ACT conglomerate that give lip sympathy to the less off, copy most of the previous Labour Government ideas, but nevertheless favour the wealthy excessively in their dealings and policies in their governance.

  3. lprent 3

    Good speech (nice to see a Labour leader making a good speech). But as Lyn said, she wants the one about jobs.

    The number of hard working people we’ve seen who are damn skilled in what they do, but who are selling up their homes and buggering off to aussie and unionised wage rates is simply getting crazy. I swear that it is accelerating. We’re talking about the kinds of people who have never been out of work, but have to crawl to work for $14.50 per hour.to work below the poverty line for National’s rentiers.

    Even with the Abbott dickhead trying to screw things up and a declining mining boom, they will get better paid jobs there, and they will actually get ahead.

    I’m actually surprised that there are any telco contractors (for instance) left here myself after looking at the difference in wage rates.

    • Lanthanide 3.1

      Yeah, I think you’re right. We need Labour to start rolling out their jobs policy. The economy is what people care about this election (followed by house prices).

      Start talking about what people care about! You can throw in extra stuff about children later, once you’ve actually caught the media, and the public’s, attention.

      • fender 3.1.1

        Guess he couldn’t control the timing of children’s day

        “The first Sunday in March is Children’s Day!”

        -Ministry of Social Development-

        • Lanthanide

          Doesn’t mean he had to go with the speech immediately after children’s day. It could have been done later, or the jobs announcement could have been done sooner.

      • Crunchtime 3.1.2

        “The Economy” is what the media SAYS people care about. As if “The Economy” was a real indicator of the real economic status of the majority of New Zealanders and the majority of New Zealand businesses.

        Which it isn’t.

        I think this is where Labour needs to go: shine a light on the massive chasm beween what the media say is “The Economy” (NZX top 50, etc) and the performance of the real economy for the majority of New Zealanders.

  4. Tracey 4

    good speech. hard for anyone to argue or attack.

    jobs is a difficult one for any government and leaves them very vulnerable to spin and attack from other side.

    remember 2008…

    one side talking about trust and a record, the other just smiled, attacked, smiled. no substance.

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