Thursday, March 19, 2009

Their Cupboard Truly Is Bare

John Armstrong must be struggling to find things about which to write, judging by his curious piece in this morning's Herald. Maybe it's the headline which is curious and maybe John Armstrong would have chosen its words more carefully.

Key's charity push stirs doubts



Herald please take note. When the PM says to a conference of charitable organisations that he would like to see more wealthy people give more to charity, his remarks DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SINISTER SECRET RIGHT WING AGENDA. This foolish and hyperbolic use of the word 'push' is the sort of thing which does The Herald no favours. Leave that junk to the Murdock tabloids.

More importantly, Armstrong opens a window into the psyche of the miserly Ebenezer Balfours of Left. For them, the concept of personal generosity is foreign. They cannot see past the all embracing state. That's why they hate the Churches.

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"The Prime Minister's speech to Philanthropy New Zealand's annual conference yesterday will be interpreted by those parties as further evidence that the current National Government is hell-bent on reducing the role of the state - especially when placed alongside cuts in staffing of Government departments and ministries."

Thank God these drab, shriveled and morally constipated people will not be returned to power during my lifetime.

7 comments:

WAKE UP said...

Ah yes, the Left, afraid of ghoulies and ghosties and Things That Go Bump In The Night - which most of their legislation was inspired by and directed at :)

harpoonz said...

Adolf: "When the PM says to a conference of charitable organisations that he would like to see more wealthy people give more to charity, his remarks DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SINISTER SECRET RIGHT WING AGENDA."

Eh? Come again?

If that's true, how come the Libertarianz policy on social welfare says: "Libertarianz will leave you free to practise voluntary charity. All state benefits – including unemployment, sickness, and DPB - would be phased out to permit the growth of voluntary charities and private insurance.

Sounds to me like Key is saying to the rich, "we're cutting your taxes, so you're duty bound to stump up some of that to charities. Then we'll be able to hand over social welfare to charities, slash the public service more, and then chop more off your taxes."

Adolf, are you saying you don't want that? If not, what's with your post?

Inventory2 said...

I beg to differ Adolf - the point Armstrong is making is that Labour and the Greens will be shitting bricks at the prospect of the vast populus finding out that they can actually live with less government in their lives, not more. It's a paradigm shift for many, and represents a HUGE threat tyo the wellbeing of the control-freaks on the left.

Anonymous said...

the current National Government is hell-bent on reducing the role of the state - especially when placed alongside cuts in staffing of Government departments and ministries."

to which we can only say: ABOUT FUCKING TIME

Time to cut the government really really hard.
I still think four tower blocks in Mangere is all NZ needs for a government: close the entire rest of the wellington bureaucracy down!

NZ simply cannot afford welfare to those who are not productive

NZ simply cannot afford to have the highest levels of personal and business taxes in the world

NZ simply cannot afford a health system that - by itself - consumes most of our export revenues.

NZ simply cannot afford a 22 BILLION dollar ACC system, a 10 BILLION dollar trainset, and on and on and one

Lou Taylor said...

Old fashioned charity is a corner stone of human endeavour. Like IV2 says the left have hijacked it for political purposes. They will indeed be shitting bricks at the very thought of mankind reclaiming true charity as a noble cause. Who knows where it will all lead - self responsibility, freedom of choice, a politically savy voter...

Anonymous said...

JK should not tell people how to spend the tax cuts we've spent over nine years waiting for, does he not realise how many people are living hand to mouth? Also, it's very easy for a multi millioniare to give tons of money away. Please don't become like bossy Labour.

Anonymous said...

JK should not tell people how to spend the tax cuts

There aren't any tax cuts. NZ is still much more highly taxed that it was in 2000 or even 2001.

NZ is in fact the highest taxed country in the world.

Until that changes - and until those living off the productive for all these years pay it back! - I'm keeping my money.