Thursday, May 20, 2010

BUDGET TAKE

If the budget is to by criticised by Labour as pandering to 'Rich Pricks' and by the more rabid 'Right' for failing to implement their agenda then you might be forgiven for thinking English got it about right. I will follow the that debate with interest.

But what fascinated me were the respective speeches by Phil Goff and John Key that followed.

Phil was full of righteous indignation; neck veins to the fore as his blood pressure reached dangerous levels. Problem however was that his speech was almost totally incoherent and he really lost it and all credibility when he lambasted the Government for not having diverted the $200m in 'windfall' (his words) excise tax on smoking to smoking reduction programmes ..... Phil dear boy ..... this after you spent it last week on your promise to remove GST on fruit and vegetables.

I will say this s l o w e l y for Phil's benefit .... you can't spend it twice old son. What is it to be .... removing GST or smoking reduction?

But it was to get worse. John Key ripped into him taking the House on a trip down memory lane and reminding them that Phil sat in a Cabinet that increased GST by 2.5% (without any warning) and justified it as an offset to tax reductions .... all in the name of fairness and stimulating the economy ... something that Phil had railed against just minutes earlier.

He made Phil look stupid and his team cringe. The House was in uproar.

Key decked Goff and Goff didn't even see it coming.

6 comments:

scrubone said...

"he lambasted the Government for not having diverted the $200m in 'windfall' (his words) excise tax on smoking to smoking reduction programmes"

Last time the excise tax on smoking was increased, it resulted in *less* revenue.

That is a reduction in revenue - how do you spend *that*?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The politics of the mid range tax cuts will be interesting.

Will the big mid income tax reduction be enough to staunch the outflow of votes resulting from winding back a bit on upper level WFF?

I think so.

Anonymous said...

Christ Labour are such utter, utter, utter CUNTS.

you might be forgiven for thinking English got it about right.

Which part of 198 BILLION DEBT 90% of GDP don't you understand?

Which part of benefit increases don't you understand?

Which part of if you earn more than $70,000 you're a Rich Prick don't you understand?


The idea the Roger will vote in favour of this is absolutely utterly putrid

Better ACT collapse the government and force another election then let this stupid fucking socialist mess pass into law.

JC said...

Not to put too fine a point to it, but Key was just devastating in his opening few minutes.. and the ones who laughed with real appreciation were Goff and Annette.

In effect he wiped out Phils speech in about 4 minutes.

JC

The Veteran said...

Thank you Anonymous 6.16 for your heads up that 'Roger' is going to vote 'Yes' for Phil Goff's No Confidence motion.

Does Roger know?

Anonymous said...

Roger fucking should.

but no, he's going to vote to whack up GST, what up other taxes, what on an ETS, shovel more money into "health" and "Education", put up benefits, and borrow and borrow and borrow

that's what's disgusting.