Posts Tagged ‘excuses’

You can’t afford a house because of – plants!

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 27th, 2017 - 58 comments

I’m used to hearing some pretty pathetic excuses out of the National government. But this will really take some beating.

Key is blaming child poverty on – wait for it – – drugs!

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, December 16th, 2015 - 204 comments

John Key has tried to deflect from his government’s appalling record on child poverty with some throw-away nonsense about drugs. There are just three teeny tiny problems with that line…

NRT: National hates families

Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, April 29th, 2013 - 26 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the Nats’ excuses and choices as they oppose the extension of paid parental leave.

It’s not the growth that’s grumpy

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, November 9th, 2012 - 11 comments

The last time unemployment was this high, Bill English was Finance Minister and his government was facing electoral oblivion. I don’t remember his excuses last time but this time he’s taken a different excuse from Key and Joyce. English calls this ‘grumpy growth’. Of course, it’s not growth, it’s the exact opposite. If this is ‘grumpy growth’, I suppose Hurricane Sandy was ‘grumpy sunshine’.

SkyCity’s incoherent excuses

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, April 18th, 2012 - 80 comments

Yesterday we were treated to a bizarrely incoherent media blurt from SkyCity. I guess trying to defend the indefensible is taking its toll.

Excuses excuses

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, March 7th, 2012 - 32 comments

Tax revenue is down, blowing a big hole in all the government’s financial projections. The Nats are in trouble and instead of looking for solutions, they’re looking for excuses.

“I’m not going to make excuses…”

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, February 22nd, 2011 - 25 comments

Which John Key are we to believe?  John “I’m not going to make excuses” Key, or John “because [the government] was preoccupied” Key.  Take your pick – Key is all things to all people…

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