What stimulus spending?

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, November 13th, 2009 - 6 comments
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According to Stuff Bill English is planning to pull back the stimulus spending.

The problem is there hasn’t been any significant stimulus spending.

So my question is what exactly is the government going to cut back on? Will they cancel the cycleway?

Or are they going to take all of the budget lines they crammed into a fake stimulus package and start cutting them back now?

6 comments on “What stimulus spending?”

  1. Tigger 1

    Nicely put IB, I guess Blinglish is just glad he has an official excuse to gut government spending… ‘Apec made me do it…’

  2. Zaphod Beeblebrox 2

    Maybe they are planning to waste less money on road projects we don’t need.

    I think its code for the fact that school class sizes will be getting larger, forget about new hospitals our infrastructure will be allowed to deteriorate and uni graduate numbers will be stagnating.

    Maybe I’m cynical but I can’t see where else they will stop spending.

    • Tigger 2.1

      It’s quite genius though – with the actual stimulus spending being so murky (was there any?) they can use this to cut anything they want.

      I still think of an extra $20 for cleaning every time I see English’s name…

    • Kevin Welsh 2.2

      Maybe the cycleway is now on hold?

  3. Zaphod Beeblebrox 3

    Does this mean unemployment is a low quality indicator? Or just not important?

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