The Dishonest Budget

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 29th, 2009 - 9 comments
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Thanks to a reader, here’s Phil Goff’s speech in reply to the Budget. Looks like they’ve ripped the Herald’s version, so for the sake of credit here’s the link to the original.

If anyone has the Greens’ response send it in and we’ll put it up.

9 comments on “The Dishonest Budget”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    Bill English actually looks worried there.

  2. roger nome 2

    So the torries pull the wool over the electorate’s eyes again (shades of the 1990 “mother of all budgets”). Fortunately we have mmp now, so they can pay for their dishonesty at the polls come 2011. Let’s just hope they don’t do too much more damage before they’re voted out.

  3. trademark 3

    Phil Goff really gave it to them – I was impressed by his ability to sustain speaking with such fervor and volume for the duration of the entire speech.

    And then today at Breakfast he was as meek as ever dealing with Paul Henry who’d rather have Tamati look for rust on the harbor bridge than spend an extra minute talking with Phil Goff.

  4. mike 4

    Nice try running with the “dishonest” bite. Shame poor old wack on the bill phil has come up so short.

    • QoT 4.1

      Mike, I congratulate you on your swift adoption of National Party attack lines and continued denial of reality.

  5. cheeky dutchy 5

    He had no choice mate, all the heckling. Tell your Nat mates to quieten down

  6. Phil (not Goff) 6

    I think English only looked worried because he has concern for Phil’s mental health. It’s exactly the same worried look I got listening to Goff’s response – a ‘what the fuck is he on about?’ look.

    Sure, the opposition response isn’t a polished speech, but he was all over the place.

    My personal favourite bit was when the economist from Westpac (part of One’s panel) gave a logical and reasoned justification for cancelling the Super Fund contributions. Then they cut back to Goff ranting inconsistently on exactly the same subject.

    • Draco T Bastard 6.1

      Really, that’s what I would say is a “WTF do I do now” look. It was definitely introspective.

  7. felix 7

    Bennett’s “oh fuck that’s all true actually” nodding is quite revealing, isn’t it?

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