Shane Ardern is now saying he was misquoted by the Te Awamutu Courier when he said ‘[Kiwisaver] needs adjusting from the employers’ contribution angle, from one size fits all approach, to allow for pressure on smaller business employers.’
Attacking the media for reporting your words. Now, where have I seen that before?
That’s, right, when Kate Wilkinson said National opposed compulsory employer contributions to Kiwisaver. And when John Key said New Zealand has never experienced internal conflict. And when Bill English said National would borrow for tax-cuts.
Oh and when Key said ‘we would love to see wages drop’.
It’s the Crosby/Textor playbook again: Keep a small target, attack anyone who criticises you mercilessly (accuse them of personal attacks), alternately cajole and threaten the media, cross your fingers, and hope the public buys it until polling day.