Thing that got me about Bill English’s propaganda ad was how god awful the original script was. Can you imagine the Deputy Prime Minister, the Southern Man of New Zealand politics, and former professional punching bag saying “It’s time to give the snip snap to the zip zap plastic fantastic?”
Just gets worse. Here’s questions from their web ads. These are supposed to form the basis of this informative debate on the economy:
“Do you feel guilty looking for a job when you already have one?”
No, why would I? What the hell does that have to do with the economy?
“Spend, save, or invest: how are you helping the economy?”
Isn’t the economy meant to work for us not the other way around? Does doing any of these mutually exclusive things help the economy? Both spending my money and saving it are good? By the way, saving and investing are basically the same thing. Defer consumption now in return for the right to greater consumption in the future, so someone else can consume now and that means .. ahh, nevermind
“Did you survive the recession?”
No. As we’re talking right now, I’m dead.
“What can we do to avoid another recession?”
Not turn to TVNZ7 for economic advice?