After nine long years the election is forcing National to acknowledge the poverty in NZ. Bill English didn’t have any ideas on raisng incomes – but is promising to throw money at what Nats think are good ideas – bootcamps and “social investment” (targeting welfare).
— nzherald (@nzherald) August 22, 2017
The clip ends with English saying claiming that the strong economy and surpluses mean that “Whatever its going to take we can probably afford it”. He hasn’t read his own PREFU – Minimal extra cash for politicians’ promises in Treasury update