Thoughful post my arse.
Labour throws slogans around better than Tiger Woods throws his private parts around. Mark these words from the post by Jordan "trade is immoral" Carter:
People generally get the message that we ran the economy well, that health and education got better...Health and education got better? Really? WTF does "better"mean. What part of the education system got "better?". How did health get "better". Slogans, puffery and weasel words.
Jordan "trade is immoral" Carter needs a history lesson.
The Ministry of Education has been forced to intervene in almost 50 at-risk schools last year, more than four times as many as in 2007.
Radio sing-alongs cost taxpayers millions.
The Wananga scandal cost us billions.
NCEA and Scholarship exam shambles.
Numerous reviews into failed tertiary education training.
Five year olds starting school unable to count numbers or recount the alphabet.
Numerous. Scams. And. Bribes.
Waiting times worst on record.
Ballooning health bureaucracy.
Having to be even sicker to get key operations.
The number of first specialist appointments in 2007 was in fact 10,000 lower than in 2001 when records begun.
I could go on and elaborate further how health and education got "better" under Labour from '99 to '08, but I'm sure you can see how they did get better all for yourselves.