Asked a simple question: ‘What projects are you going to spend the extra money you plan to borrow on?’ Key refused to answer. You could hear the self-satisfaction in his voice as he once again said ‘we’ll reveal that later’
But later has been and gone. The media and the public expected something substantial out of the National party conference on the weekend. What they got was a bullet point borrowing plan. No explanation of what the money will be spent on. No explanation of what economic benefit those projects would create so that Kiwis can judge for themselves whether the price is worthwhile. No policy on how borrowing would be ‘hermetically sealed’ from tax cuts.
08wire.org asks: “Are National’s twin games of ‘me too’ and ‘not telling’ starting to wear thin with voters?” I think the answer is a resounding yes, not only among voters but in the media too. People are coming to the logical conclusion: National is playing a policy shell-game with us, and there isn’t anything under any of the cups.