How poorly have the Nats run the economy? Between 1999 and 2009, the economy grew by $8 billion a year. It’s so bad now the Prime Minister kowtows to foreign capital. Hands over $33 million and our sovereignty because of a hollow threat to take away a movie.
Maybe if they had our economy working we wouldn’t need foreign capital. Making those new railcars would be worth about the same to the economy. Getting people into work would save hundreds of millions in benefits, bring in taxes, cut crime.
A good government would make us independent. Our own economy. Our own capital. Our own laws. Not at the mercy of foreign capitalists.
Maybe if National had an economic plan.
But nah. The Nats are too lazy, too ideological for that.
The world knows Key is a soft target now. Which international corporate will give us the shake down next?