If you assume a Bank is a normal business, you might be correct.
The better example of exceedingly poor planning and decision making was the government of the day gifting it (plus an additional gift of $80 million) to the petrol companies. Another example of exceedingly poor planning and decision making is that the ...
The Government did not shut down the Refinery. It was a shareholder decision, the shareholders being BP, Mobil & Z Energy.
"I can't remember any National government in recent times that has been like that" Selective memory? Income from State Asset Sales as at May 2014 (treasury.govt.nz) ""We are going to campaign on being very fiscally responsible and that means spending less ...
Not sure if that is an appropriate comparison https://www.factcheck.org/2023/02/factchecking-the-state-of-the-union-4/ The TL,DR is: lots of spin
That is correct, they advocate cutting taxes to starve Government services and enrich the already rich
My pleasure; Merry Xmas
" One of ACT's stumbles was the rejection of the mob outside Parliament " https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/461672/act-leader-david-seymour-meets-with-protesters-time-for-a-mature-de-escalation
That the current sitting ACT MP's have "all put in the hard yards both in Parliament and for the party out in the public domain." is your personal opinion so is not an objective reality.
Well, we are supplying arms to the other side of the conflict
Do you mean invade Mexico again?
"I bet most of those protesting against Jacinda during the parliamentary occupation had never voted" FIFY
He is more of Gordon Brittas I think
Smaller: Bambina, Mini, all Kei cars Larger: all 4-door utes, all SUV's
"I would like to see a more unified approach on this across the World" "It will become one if you persist in trying to use the challenges of dealing with AGW to promote a socialist political agenda." Make up your mind.
sums it up well https://twitter.com/RobbieNicol/status/1585143445282508800
"Strong and Stable"
I think this is quite a strange reflexive action taken by Luxon & Willis. Did they know and are now lying or does their party hide information from them?
So "pretty legal" then? at least they are consistent.
"righto job done, now for a gottle of gear"
Olympian sportsmen & women are supplied with condoms while in the Olympic village. So does this mean they came prepared to "gang rape girls"?
Thank you for your intelligent contribution to this debate /s
So buy it rather than nationalise it righto. Then what? subsidise the oil companies to ensure crude is shipped here? And you've avoided the question of where these funds come from.
"Keep Marsden Point open" How? Nationalise it or subsidise it? And how would National pay for either of those and still cut tax?
Not with that attitude it won't.
Yes that's a good first step; a bit of self relection can be healing Blade
Yes, moving Capital has nothing to do with Capitalism, of course. /s