Wednesday, December 2, 2009

NICK SMITH


Nick Smith as ACC Minister has been in the wars recently over the proposed ACC levy increase to bikers.

Don't know too much about that except that Labour left ACC in in mess going south. They lied over the state of the books and now we all pay.

But Nick Smith's overruling the bureaucrats who were happy to sign-off on $10k for an artificial leg for a cop killer while denying an aged WW2 veteran coverage for new teeth after he had been bashed is to be applauded.

Sanity prevails.





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

not many people use sanity and Nick smith in the same sentence
This might be a world first

Psycho Milt said...

Actually, Labour left ACC in good financial shape (it took in more than it paid out last year). They did extend the coverage too far, which NACTMP should probably do something about. Nick Smith's pants-wetting and shrieking in an attempt to pretend there's a desperate crisis that requires emptying our wallets says more about the govt than it does about ACC.

dad4justice said...

Actually Psycho Melt the former drunkard labour Minister, Ruth burp Dyson thought ACC was a money laundering outfit so she build brand new offices to celebrate with a drinky or two.

The Veteran said...

Psycho Milt ... keep repeating that and you are revealed as the twin brother of the Emperor without any clothes.

pdm said...

pm sometimes I do worry about your sanity. There is no question that Lobour rorted and rooted ACC and then lied about it.

muz said...

Any comment on the state of ACC inherited by Mr Key's government should be in the light of PREFU AND THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT. I fail to see any responsibility in Mr Cullen's actions but he does disprove the theory that actions have consequences.

Psycho Milt said...

There is no question that Lobour rorted and rooted ACC and then lied about it.

What there's actually no question about is that ACC is quite capable of paying its bills, that it's taking in more money than it's paying out, and that National is simply lying about ACC in an effort to undermine it. The only real issue with ACC is that the previous govt extended coverage into areas it shouldn't have, which is fairly easily fixed. All the rest is smoke and mirrors for suckers.

Lucy said...

Psycho Milt once again shows us why he has the title of Psycho!!!!

Anonymous said...

No Psycho Milt, the real issue is whay they hid the losses from PREFU.

Psycho Milt said...

There weren't any losses, there are liabilities. Not the same thing.

The Veteran said...

PM .... you said .....

"ACC is quite capable of paying its bills, that it's taking in more money than it's paying out, and that National is simply lying about ACC in an effort to undermine it."

How then do you explain the shortfall of $300m in the Non Earners Account ... you know, the $300m your mob edited out from the PREFU.

Hubris, rant and cant ain't no substitute for the truth.

Psycho Milt said...

My mob? I've never worked for Treasury.