Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, May 15th, 2017 - 95 comments
It’s the right target, and the right reason, the left really does not want to end up dependent on Winston Peters for a shot at forming a government.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 7th, 2017 - 36 comments
Directing welfare spending where it will do most good makes sense. But let’s make sure that that is what it is, not an excuse to simply cut funding, stigmatise, and target “undesireables”. National’s record does not inspire confidence, to say the very least. Then there’s the hypocrisy…
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 20th, 2016 - 72 comments
Another report on child poverty for the Nats to ignore.
Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, December 16th, 2014 - 73 comments
The Nats are going to miss the only target they ever cared about hitting – the mythical surplus. Seven wasted years and counting…
Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, June 26th, 2012 - 6 comments
John Key must think the New Zealand public have the memory of a goldfish. He’s put forward bold plans before, but they usually end in failure. Closing the income gap with Australia, creating more jobs, reducing the number of people fleeing to a better life in Australia. And now the promise to get back into budget surplus, which he’s already backtracking on.