Posts Tagged ‘cost cutting’

Starve the beast

Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, December 14th, 2010 - 48 comments

Let’s face it. A government doesn’t accidentally spend $15 billion more than its revenue while cutting billions in taxes. The unsustainably high deficit is intentional policy, not happenstance. In good times and bad, National’s answer is always to cut taxes. The objective is to make huge deficits that then need to be ‘fixed’ with spending cuts.

The Unkind Cuts

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, June 30th, 2010 - 7 comments

John Key can flippantly deflect media scrutiny of his Government’s unkind cuts to early childhood education by referring to the snip he himself has voluntarily undertaken, but many early childhood services are having to make hard decisions about how to deal with it all. “Saving” $419m with education cuts means writing off potential gains of $5.5 BILLION.

Fairfax milks the cash cow

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, July 1st, 2008 - 26 comments

It was bound to happen. The Herald did it about a year ago and now Fairfax is following suit. Getting rid of subeditors who actually live in the same town as the paper for which they write. In their place Fairfax is offering New Zealander newspaper readers Centres of Editorial Expertise. The trouble is that […]

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