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7:46 pm, May 27th, 2009 - 35 comments
Categories: bill english, budget 2009, john key, national - Tags: budget 2009, contradictions, guyon espiner, indecision, uncertainty
If there was ever a phrase that this Government keeps reminding me of, it’s “couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery”.
Today, on the eve of what will be a particularly important Budget for our country, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance aren’t entirely sure just what it is they’re trying to achieve.
According to the Minister of Finance Bill “the primary focus of the budget is making the right decisions for New Zealand to manage our way through a recession”
And yet our financial whizz Mr Key has decided “our primary focus out of this budget is to avoid a ratings downgrade”.
How pathetic is that? They still aren’t quite sure what the focus is about! When quizzed on this faux pas later, Mr Key said “well it depends on what you’re looking at”. Ah yes John, that’s because what you look at determines where your focus is! The point, great leader, is that you and your finance minister are supposed to be looking at the SAME stuff! It’s the sort of thing people and markets require to believe you might know what you’re doing.
Hopeless. So hopeless in fact that even the usually forgiving Guyon Espiner is beginning to join the growing ranks of once tame but now frustrated and pissed-off Press Gallery journalists that have already had enough of these amateurs. Heaven help us if these wide boys are meant to be our saviours.