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Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe on the Budget
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21/05/2011 6:58:42 p.m.
Robert M wrote:
Maybe working for families and family support should be target more accurately to skilled workers, draughtsmen, bank clerks, registered nurses and professionals on less than a combined income of $120,000. A single female graduate who is on the DPb should get it without question, but not unskilled couples who shouldn't be encouraged to breed. On Christchurch part of the problem is NZ is a shaky isles prone to earthquakes and volcanes ( see mid 2010 Monocles) and sophisticated development here is always a risk given a massive Wellington eaethquake or even a Auckland thermal explosion or the Kaikoura coastal railway dissapering into the sea is a probability not possibility. Much of Christchurchs reconstruction should be left to private enterprise deciding how to redevelop the CBD. I would just rebuild the Basillica, Cathederal and Arts C and resite the varsity in the CBD and leave the rest to private enterprise. Much of Bexley and Aranui should be turned into parkland.
20/05/2011 6:57:45 p.m.
How did the cat get so fat? John and Bill know.
20/05/2011 4:31:22 p.m.
Cherie, this budget had absolutely nothing to do with the earthquakes.
I get sick of people using Christchurch as an excuse for what National have done.
The IMF and most of the countries leading economists as well as John Key and Bill English know that from 2012 there will be a huge economic boom in Christchurch that could last up to a decade, Christchurch will be earning the government more money than before the earthquakes, and is the main reason National are forecasting a retun to suplus in 3 years.
Christchurch earthquake = huge economic boom.
John Keys voters need to stop lying and justifying the cuts to social spending as being a result of the erathquakes, because they arent.
John Key would have cut these programmes whether we had a deficit or a surplus.
He hates Working for families, Interest free student loans and Kiwisaver (well hates that the government contributes to it that is).
@ Graeme, I see you have finally managed to spell your name right.. congrats.
I also did economics and finance as a double degree, however John Key has done nothing to fix the New Zealand economy.
Job Creation and an export led recovery would have gotten us out of this hole sooner, and all National has done for three years is sat around and done nothing.
They are waiting on the job market to fix itself... as it inevitably does.
National are a do nothing party with clueless idiots in charge.
They have made the cost of living much higher for ordinary kiwis while the rich are the only ones that have benfitted.
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