We’ve covered the National/ACT government’s latest ACC beat-up extensively already. IB spelled out rather well here the techniques being used by the government to undermine ACC in order to create a sense of crisis and soften up the public for privatisation.
And it pains me to say it, but it’s working. And it’s working well.
Colin Espiner’s latest post is so close to the mark of what National would’ve wanted in response, it’s almost satirical. A quick summary of the post… “This ACC stuff is confusing, and it’s all seems to add up to something dodgy. Now the cost to taxpayers are going up… Maybe the private sector would do a better job after all.”
It’s just incredible isn’t it? Colin’s a smart guy, and you’d hope journalists could see through this stuff. But it’s not easy, and it goes to show how well National does spin. Just look at the results.