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12:16 pm, August 29th, 2017 - 16 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, bill english, election 2017, making shit up, national, Politics, same old national, spin, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, twitter, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: paid parental leave, sue moroney
The sense of desperation and cynicism here is strong. After vetoing Sue Mooney’s Paid Parental Leave bill last year using wrong data and cooked up excuses National has announced its own policy.
It is like Labour’s but only 22 weeks not 26 weeks. Typical National, late to the game, offering less, and motivated by political games not achieving good.
Of course their problem is if they resemble Labour too much and it becomes a choice between Jacinda and Bill I am pretty sure Jacinda would win.
Twitter has been scathing …
— Colin (@fineleg2fineleg) August 28, 2017
Funny that when I proposed free dental care for pregnant mums at Budget time, it was not doable, yet now it is @NZNationalParty policy.
— Peter Dunne (@honpeterdunne) August 28, 2017
Not holding my breath. Going to 26 weeks under Labour anyway. New Law will pass in first 100 days.
— Sue Moroney (@suemoroney) August 28, 2017
The Nats internal polling must be bad. They are so desperate they are increasing paid parental leave having vetoed it.
— Maxine Gay (@GayMaxine) August 29, 2017
Reminder: Bill English vetoed 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave when Parliament voted for it.
He said it cost too much, then announced tax cuts. https://t.co/2fADI9zzq9
— Clint Smith (@ClintVSmith) August 28, 2017
Labour will introduce 26 weeks paid parental leave within first 100 days. National dragged kicking and screaming to 22 weeks – eventually.
— Darien Fenton (@DarienFenton) August 29, 2017