National and John Key: serving the rich, screwing the people.

You all should be reading the latest series of posts on No Right Turn about what National is doing economically.

Basically, their do-nothing policy of economic mismanagement means we have a recession and no money. They are blaming the earthquake for having to cut the budget of the tiny $800 million they had allotted for government spending, mostly on health and education, which will negatively effect the worst-off kiwis. However, with the other hand, they are still managing to pass laws which will give $500 million in tax cuts to the wealthiest New Zealanders.

Instead of having the poorest New Zealanders paying the cost of the earthquake, we could split the load more fairly via an earthquake levy. Of course, John Key won’t do that.

This government is consistently acting against the majority of its people.

Stark when pointed out.

5 Responses to “National and John Key: serving the rich, screwing the people.”

  1.   Janet
    March 23rd, 2011 | 7:48 pm

    Promoting income splitting while cutting WFF looks like pandering to conservatives who think a woman’s place is in the home.

  2.   Janet
    March 24th, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Reading the SC report back, I doubt the policy will end up giving a $500 million tax cut, as the SC recommended reducing the age of eligibility for income splitting for dependent children from 18 down to 2. Will be interesting to see what comes out in the SOP.

  3.   billy
    March 27th, 2011 | 9:19 pm

    Interesting. Thanks, Acronym Girl. 🙂

  4.   Janet
    April 4th, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    Oops, SC = select committee
    SOP = supplementary order paper
    Damn government bureaucracy speak.

  5.   billy
    April 4th, 2011 | 9:07 pm

    Aha! 🙂