I’d like to add my voice (r0b) to those wishing No Right Turn a very happy “birthday”. I/S is one of the hardest working, sharpest bloggers out there, and ten years of blogging is an amazing contribution. Long may you continue to keep the bastards (on all sides of the political spectrum) honest. And thanks for your ongoing licence to repost on The Standard. Speaking of which…
In last year’s Budget, Prime Minister John Key made a clear promise to the New Zealand people:
In terms of housing, the Government is itself planning to build more than 2,000 houses over the next two financial years
So are they actually intending to act on that promise? If they were, I’d expect to see a line in the Budget 2012 Estimate of Appropriation for Vote Housing [PDF] labelled “capital expenditure: build 2,000 new houses over two years”. No such line exists. In its absence, I think we can treat this promise as pure hot air.