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Written By: - Date published: 2:09 pm, July 25th, 2012 - 28 comments
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Labour and the Greens are producing great infographics that succinctly, and often wittily, explain what the government’s doing wrong on issues of the day and bust National’s myths. They chuck them up on Facebook and Twitter and they spread like wildfire. They’re a really effective use of social media. You can help by liking the parties’ Facebook pages and sharing the infographics you like so that your Facebook friends see them.


28 comments on “Infographics”

  1. felix 1

    The one on the far right is looking more and more like the one on the far left as he rapidly ages.

    Crooked men with crooked smiles.

  2. sweetd 2

    Who is the person between Key and Bolger?

    • Te Reo Putake 2.1

      The best Prime Minister this generation will ever know.

      • TightyRighty 2.1.1

        Thanks for proving what I’ve secretly thought for a long time. You are off the reservation completely and beyond hope

        • felix

          Clearly. It’s a wonder that she won so many elections, what with her being so universally reviled and all.

        • millsy

          Actually HC was a great right wing PM. She kept large parts of Roger and Richardson’s reforms in place, and only tinkered around the edges with regards to left wing policies.

        • If you include her in “favoured Prime Minister” polls, she beats John Key handily, so I’m not sure how that’s “off the reservation,” especially given the conservative bias in phone-polling.

    • higherstandard 2.2


  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Can someone please overlay change in private debt on to this graphic. I think it will be most instructive as to where Labour’s surplus came from.

    • Descendant Of Smith 3.1

      It’s probably more instructive in that it will show the drop in private debt as taxpayers biled out the private sector.

      I was going to correct the typo from biled to bailed but it somehow seems to fit quite nicely either way.

  4. dan1 4

    Get those graphics on billboards around towns. So many of the people who did not vote do not know these facts. The 25% would make quite a difference to polling.

  5. Rosie 5

    Great graphs and great facts. What to do however when ones chooses not to facepalm or twatter?

    • David H 5.1

      Like Me. I just can’t get the craze, and I really couldn’t give a rats if Fred has got engaged to Wilma. And as i am not a big text er I cant be bothered describing shite in 160 characters or less on twitter..

  6. venezia 6

    Rosie…same here.

  7. fender 7

    Key doesn’t see it as a 9 billion + deficit.

    To him it’s just pocket change for the fat cats to play trickle-down (on the new water feature at the country lodge).

    It’s just the price NZ has to pay for being so gullible, conned by the snake-oil salesman. ( had to laugh when Joyce tried to get away with using “snake-oil salesman” in a speech last weekend, the very term people have used to describe his boss for quite some time. He was referring to Lab/Green. He’s getting desperate now.

    • seeker 7.1

      Had to laugh derisively at Joyce’s name calling too – especially when his leader has performed the greatest snakeoil salesman con/jon trick of them all, by getting an entire country to buy their own utilities from each other and getting around 25% of them to think it is a great deal and good for them and New Zealand!!!!

      I heard today that the term ‘mum and dad’ investors has been used since the 90’s in the trading world meaning ‘small investors’ or ‘suckers’. Lovely!!

      • fender 7.1.1

        “Mum and Dad ” are the suckers who will bail out their “too big to fail” disasters, and they are the ones who suffer when their cronies lie to get their hands on money that they end up losing.

        Despite appearances with the recent Key propaganda stunt in Australia we must be the laughing stock overseas for voting a Merrill Lynch hack to run our country.

        • seeker

          Yep. But lets give him due credit- he was top of the trader tree and was head hunted for his tiptop trader skills of getting people to like and trust him so he could then exploit them or fire them for his employers. He was world class in his previous domain so I believe, so at least New Zealand has been duped by a champion ass(assin), tragically.

          Helen knew what she was talking about, as per usual, when she said that the 2008 election was about “who do you trust?”

  8. Ianmac in Madrid 8

    Great to read such graphics. Keeps me in touch, though only my wife to tell about it.
    So far a visitor can see little sign of the economic disaster either in barcellona Lisbon, or Madrid.

    • rosy 8.1

      Enjoy your time on this side of the world, Ianmac. Undoubtedly Portugal and Spain are in an awful predicament, albeit hidden, but it’s very hard, from over here to see Shonkey explaining how he needs to squeeze the life out of New Zealand’s economy and shrink the public sector because of the Eurozone, isn’t it?

      When the Eurozone seriously affects NZ’s trading partners – Australia and China – then he’ll have an excuse. He gets all his lines from David Cameron, but as it stands even the Brits are saying they’ve got to stop blaming the Eurozone and the previous government for their abysmal economic figures.

  9. Populuxe1 9

    Good on Labour for not trying to spin away Bolger’s lesser successes. He was one of the last in National with a bit of soul.

    • Murray Olsen 9.1

      Bolger is possibly the closest to a left wing politician in that graphic. Lange was PM of the first ACT government and that’s pretty much all we’ve had since. I think it’s long past the time when we should look to Labour as part of any solution – they are a real part of the problem, and even more so with the charity worker version of Key waiting for regime change to happen automatically in a couple of years.

  10. Carol 10

    Like the first graphic a lot. The second graphic is a bit more convoluted. The Greens box is easier to interpret if you already understand the issue and the Green’s position on it.

  11. Fortran 11

    As a former, now well retired, numeric/financial analyst I was often asked to prepare an analysis given various aspects for such an exercise.
    Like in my computer work 40 years ago I would say – what do you want me to show, as I can prove anything you want to show in conclusion.

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