Gooner is right in highlighting National's U-Turn on Working For Families.
I dread to think what libertarian Peter Creswell will say.
But while not frightening the horses, will John Boy get many thanks. Is it still damned if he do, damned if he doesnt? Of course it is. So there is little to be gained for National by selling out on key policies.
Dear Leader has suddenly rediscovered fiscal prudence in wondering how National can afford Working for Families AND taxcuts that will be bigger than Larbour's. Though I'm sure her outrage would be far worse if National were scapping a Liarbour policy rathe than keeping it. We saw on early childcare and employment Liarbour likes to have its cake and eat it. John Boy is flip flop boy in one sentence and an evil heartless privatiser in the next.
But yet another adoption of a costly Liarbour policy does raise questions on affordability, as the Herald also notes. Bomber over at Tumeke! may not be the most sophisticated of economics experts but if he raises affordability, it makes you wonder that fears over the credibility of National policies could become more widespread.
John Boy and Bill English certainly have some explaining to do.
Hat Tip: Tumeke! for the title