Good spotting by Jake Quinn:
during the 2008 election, John Key ruled out raising GST, as the Herald reported back in October of that year:
‘National leader John Key said told (sic) a press conference this morning that if National is elected and does a ‘half decent job’ at growing the economy, then increasing GST and the top tax rate will not be necessary.’
I’m no big city logician but by his own account, does that mean that Key has done less than a ‘half decent job’?
[update: Jim Anderton made reference to this quote in his speech and Phil Goff used Julie Fairy’s nice piece of research, that we re-published, disproving the claim that Jackie Blue had fired Joan Nathan because she merged offices with Sam Lotu-Liga. Nice to see the politicians making use of bloggers’ work]