Friday, April 30, 2010

21st Century spin

It looks like another 460 bureaucrats are for the chop.
Sounds like a reasonable plan to me.

But apparently Labour State Services spokesperson Mr Robertson is not happy.

Mr Robertson said National did not have a plan for developing "21st century" public services.

"Of course the public service needs to adapt and change, but this needs to be done by working with communities, businesses and public servants themselves rather than cutting services and staff," he said


His solution to the undoubted need to change, by "working with communities, businesses and public servants", has bullshit written all over it.

The first plan Labour would develop should they ever get back into power, would be to re-employ these people faster than Clark getting to a test match or Goff U turning the Axe the Tax bus.

I am happy to see $25mil+ ($80m as Adolf points out) shaved off government spending, while a real plan for surviving this century is worked out.
(I don't use the word surviving lightly. I hear it every day from friends and customers)

Something along the lines of providing only what we need, at a price we can actually afford.

8 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

By my calculations that about $38mil. Then you've got another $38 mil saved in 'on costs' such as office space, computing costs, phone bills, vehicle costs and on and on and on. So Tony Ryall has actually chopped a cool $80mil.

What is most amusing is to see the dicks in Labour have bought Blenglish's spin that the $1.8 bil is saving not just redirected spending.

Lou Taylor said...

Thanks Adolf

Anonymous said...

Mr Robertson said National did not have a plan for developing "21st century" public services.


Ho yes National does - the only plan it for public "services" in any century: funding for contracted police, contracted prisons, and directly-employed diplomatic service and defence force.

There. That's it. That's the fucking plan. Firing 500 bludgers is a start - but just a start.

gravedodger said...

Make it an even 1000 and I doubt if any one would notice except the Oxygen consumers, their immediate family and a few coffee houses and as they started to create savings for the govt, benefits would accrue to the employers ie us.

Anonymous said...

How does he define "21st century public services"?

Is it of such goodness that it is simply a self evident truth that we should aspire to it?

FFS someone should hold a blowtorch to this clown and ask him what he means. He's an elected public representative and we deserve not be be treated like we're unquestioning catatonic participants at a HR conference in queensland.

Anonymous said...

Make it an even 1000 and I doubt if any one would notice

Make it 10,000, or 20,000 or 30,000 and the only thing productive Kiwis would notice would be an improvement in their lives!


Then we can start on the 100,000s of bludgers - who at least get much less from OUR TAXES each, and who don't directly destroy the economy- the dole blugers, Domestic Purposes Bludgers, Invalids Bludgers, Sickness Bludgers, and most of all the Codger Bludgers.

Just stop all their benefits. You know it's the right thing to do!


And you know what - if you fired 50,000 bureau-bludgers in Wellington, and stopped the whole damn welfare-bludging rort - your taxes would not go down one red cent. That's because the Govt is currently borrowing every dollar needed to pay every fucking benefit - if we stopped the lot today, the Govt would stop borrowing, but it wouldn't even start paying anything back.


(This is one reason why the libz are such stupid cunts: there simply aren't enough assets around to pay off all the NZ debts and give current bludgers and codgers the annuity or investment the LIbz (and Roger) want to)

The only solution is to stop the lot now!.

Anonymous said...

Please add the buzzcut dungaree-wearers at various Wellington ministries to the cull.

Anonymous said...

lease add the buzzcut dungaree-wearers at various Wellington ministries to the cull.

Cull every single damn wellington ministry.


Move defence force HQ to Linton.
Move diplomatic & whatever else is left to just one office building in Mangere.

What else do we need?