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As the country struggles to come to grips with inflation at a level not seen since the dying days of the deeply flawed Lange Labour government their nice Mr Robertson, in an astonishing outburst of chutzpah, declared there was nothing to see here … that our economic fundamentals were sound. Cynics might suggest that the Titanic too was declared unsinkable.

The sixth Labour government has distinguished itself by its wholehearted and enthusiastic embracing of Social Credits A + B theorem and the notion that the country can print its way to prosperity. And now they’ve been caught out, possum like in the headlights, and reduced to saying ‘its not our fault’.

When you live by the sword you die by the sword and the day of reckoning is fast approaching. This government has no solutions (only band aide ones). It’s failing on just about every metric that matters … the economy, on health, an education system going backwards, on productivity, on competitiveness and on law and order with the result that our best and brightest are lining up to flee the country for a better life. It is a reactive government, devoid of ideas, presiding over a bloated bureaucracy, driven by inertia.

It is truly part of the problem, not part of the solution.


Written by The Veteran

July 18, 2022 at 3:27 pm

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  1. Get it right, Vet.

    Your gummint is not part of the problem. It IS the damned problem. Yet the brainless Australian media thinks the sun shines out of Jacinda’s marmite jar.


    July 18, 2022 at 5:09 pm

  2. One possible silver lining is that the “modern monetary theory” snake oil didn’t take very long to be completely disproved.


    July 18, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    • But at what cost to low wage workers and pensioners?


      July 18, 2022 at 7:07 pm

      • Neither of those groups in any way shape or form could be called part of the Elites.

        Cost ? Not worth the effort to record. A bit like those who had nasty ordinary disease during the lockdown.


        July 18, 2022 at 7:12 pm

  3. This half price public transport subsidy goes down like a cup of warm sick in rural/small town NZL … what public transport they ask.

    The Veteran

    July 19, 2022 at 11:49 am

  4. Maybe a little more research on inflation under the 4th Labour Gummint. (which finished Nov 1990)

    Bloody pesky facts getting in the way of a good rant ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ra Henare

    July 19, 2022 at 3:12 pm

  5. Ra H …. I was careful in my phraseology …. ‘dying days of the deeply flawed Lange Labour government’. June 1989 inflation 7.6%. The election was in October. Your point?.

    The Veteran

    July 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm

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