Have a listen to Sean Plunket’s interview this morning with Fed Farmer’s economic spokesperson Philip York. Fed Farmers is calling on the government to cut spending to rein in the rising NZ dollar.
FF: Well there’s going to have to be some tough decisions made. They’re going to have to look seriously at everything they do…(there’s) a lot of departments that are no particular use to the country.
SP: Could you name some?
FF: I can’t um…there’s all these departments that tell you what you can’t do rather than what you can do…you know…
SP: Could you name just a couple of those for us?
FF: Well it’s probably quite difficult….
Mr York then lights upon a new MAF scheme to trace and identify livestock as an ‘illogical’ spend (I’m guessing this has something to do with the country of origin in food debate) but finally hits his stride with what’s really causing all this trouble for the economy – welfare.
To be honest, I’ve come to expect a little bit more from Fed Farmers in recent years. But at least they’re providing comic relief.