Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Give an inch, take a mile.

It appears we are now at risk at a double dip recession. This should really come as no surprise. The last crisis was unprecedented. We should never have expected to just walk away from it and grow our way back. The mindset of people has changed. The mindset of businesses has changed.

The only mindset that hasn't changed is that of government.

I know that John Key will talk about limiting the State, but it will only ever be talk around the edges. The fundamental problem is that when you give politicians an inch, they always take a mile. Always have, always will.

And if you think that the State are the only mile takers, just wait until we are eventually renamed - New Iwiland.

8 comments:

Shane Ponting said...

The only legitimate response to the lack of growth should be to cut government spending more, sufficiently so that further tax cuts are available.

Anonymous said...

Creating New Iwiland is in fact what all government departments are actively working to create.

The Silent Majority said...

Creating New Iwiland is in fact what the iwi corporations are actively working to create. And what they start today their grandchildren will finish. Their words, not mine.

Gooner said...

TSM, also the words of a prominent law lecturer at Auckland University. I was in the lecture when she uttered them.

Anonymous said...

This lends some weight to those conspiracy theories that the govt is illegal and they have no actual authority. The Crown and Maori elite may have combined to shaft eveyone? Heaven forbid such a rort so there is probably something going on.

A return to tribalism dooms us to the dark ages - we would be a southern Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

In global terms(which pretty much applies to NZ), when oil is over $80 there's recession, under $80 there's growth. Most other things are minor considerations.

Andrew W

baxter said...

When the largest Council in the country has a Maori Affairs Department of 19, and a stand alone committee of 9 all highly paid to research nonsense that does nothing to add value to the city ,and the same mentality abounds in all the Government Departments then its hard to be an optimist.

Anonymous said...

Off topic sorry, but MWT has gone from the blogosphere. Do you know why, any info?