The bunker of stupid is where you go to hide from facts you don’t like. It’s a bit crowded in there at the moment, what with all the climate change deniers, Republican commentators and the like. But somehow there’s always room for one or two more in the bunker.
Take John Key, for example. He doesn’t want to acknowledge the latest record unemployment figures. He reckons his “anecdotal evidence” is more reliable than the official statistics. Welcome to the bunker John!
Joining Key today, take Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew. Jo doesn’t want to acknowledge the widening gender pay gap:
Gender pay gap widens in New Zealand
The gender pay gap is the biggest it has been in 10 years, according to new data from Statistic New Zealand.
The quarterly employment survey shows the gender gap has increased in the year to September by 1.3 per cent, from 12.85 per cent to 14.18 per cent. Pay Equity Challenge Coalition said it was the biggest gap it had seen in a decade. “It’s a huge jump,” said spokeswoman Angela McLeod.
Govt Disputes Worsening Gender Pay Gap Stats
Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew says the pay gap between men and women is getting smaller despite new figures showing it is widening.
I haven’t seen coverage elsewhere yet, but if the reported comments are accurate then Jo Goodhew has fully earned her comfy seat in the bunker of stupid.