Friday, January 16, 2009

A government of many talents


It is heartening to see that New Zealand has a government containing many ministers with business ability.
In contrast the old Helengrad regime appeared bereft of anyone who had experience of wealth creation.
As we know to our great expense, Liarbour was noted for spending money rather than creating it.
I find it reassuring that we have a Prime Minister who is a man with deep and successful experience of those financial markets many blame for causing the credit crunch.
I am sure we are in better hands because of it, rather than have our economy ran on the nostrums of a failed academic like Clark or Cullen.
Now, the issue of business experience among ministers has again arisen thanks to a column in Britain's Daily Mail which says none of the British ministers have business experience.
This was picked up by the Spectator and then Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes.
Of course, we shouldn't always belittle those with other backgrounds and experiences.
But if we are to have a government that can help remedy the economic tough times we face, I think we will have more success with a government of many talents and backgrounds, and understanding of the wider world, than we had under the old regime who had few or no such people and was so dominated by academics and trades unionists and had probably never created a cent of wealth in their entire lives!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course, we shouldn't always belittle those with other backgrounds and experiences

crap. complete crap. Labour was a government of blugers: people who had never ever earned any money except from the taxpayer.

National is a government of wealth creators.


it really is that simple.

pdm said...

Ah FFM you underestimate the talent of the previous government which had people who:

1. Lived on the public teat all of their lives.
2. Double dipped on entering (Shane Jones) and leaving (Steve Maharay) parliament.
3. Took advantage of our tax laws to build a rental housing portfolio.

There were of course others in their as well. The problem for the country was their extreme self interest rather than growth and productivity for New Zealand and its people.

Anonymous said...

"none of the British ministers have business experience"

Tragically the same goes for the majority of our local body Councillors!

ISeeRed said...

FFM, I wish I could share your confidence, but I think more and more that National is Labour Lite. Douglas will never be allowed to do what's necessary to reverse the economic decline and start the catch-up with Australia.

Baxter said...

FFM ..I agree with your comments but I also agree with ISEERED. Any group of this nature considering the economic legacy of the last government should include and respect the views of Roger DOUGLAS even if they don't accept his solutions.

Anonymous said...

should include and respect the views of Roger DOUGLAS even if they don't accept his solutions.

PC Crap, "Baxter'. If you don't accept and implement Douglas (and Richardson's) solutions then you don't include and respect their views"

you just piss all over them like Labour did