Number of jobless Kiwis = 276,000
Number of jobs plans from Key Government = 0
Key can make all the vague references to faster growth and better economic performance that he likes but while the potential and skill of over a quarter of a million Kiwis is being wasted it will never happen. Getting people into work is the key to a healthy economy.
Key should have used this speech to announce a full employment policy and the means to get there, rather than tinkering with the tax system to put $500 more a week in his pocket.