Saturday, May 7, 2011

Goff Caught Telling Truth

Phil Goff has told an audience of geriatrics that there is no plan for fixing NZ's economy.Link
The Labour Party leader Phil Goff has told Grey Power members the economy isn't working and there is no long-term plan to fix it.



He's right. Labour hasn't got a plan, let alone a clue. All it's got is Pete Hodgeson.

Meanwhile, NACTionalMP has been getting on with the job of reducing government spending, reducing the size of the public service, closing the take-home pay gap, managing the Christchurch crisis, getting rid of Labours foreshore and seabed act etc etc. All without undue fanfare and all without the assistance of Dr Brash.

Voters well remember National's election campaign promise of 2008.

"No major changes until we have taken our agenda to the people and gained a mandate." or words to that effect.

They will re-elect a government which keeps its word.

That was and still is the plan, Mr Goff. Why don't you wait until after May 19th before you shoot your mouth off?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all know that Goff has no plan, it is of no concern given he has no chance of being PM.

What we should be worried about is the Nat's lack of a plan, they are the ones steering the ship toward the rocks yet mindless cheer leaders are happy to sit back and watch just as long as their team is the one calling the shots.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

SO just exactly what, Big Bruv, is your plan?

And who exactly is 'we'?

You and five other shouters?

Anonymous said...

Come on...


Meanwhile, NACTionalMP has been getting on with the job of reducing government spending,

Umm Nope. Current govt spend is largest ever in $ terms, and also largest since Muldoon as %age of the economy.

reducing the size of the public service,

actually no change.

closing the take-home pay gap,

With Aussie? Nope - got worse.

managing the Christchurch crisis,

??? Done basically nothing. Passed an enabling act and never used it.

getting rid of Labours foreshore and seabed act etc etc.

And replaced it with a law that is, if possible, worse.

All without undue fanfare

yeah right.

and all without the assistance of Dr Brash.

Nope - they did pay him & his mates to produce the 2025 taskforce report - which is a plan, is the only plan, and which will fix NZ. I expect a mini-budget after the election in November and then the work will really start.

Why don't you wait until after May 19th before you shoot your mouth off?

What's the point? Are they going to?
- stop paying the dole, dbp, etc
- stop interest free loans
- stop WFF and other middle-class tax rorts
- stop paying for pointless education
- stop paying for pointless "health" care
- stop unions & the employment court wrecking the country
- stop brutally high corporate tax rates from wrecking business and entrepreneurship
- stop crime by arming the cops and letting them use their guns
- stop separatism and Tino Rangatiratanga (armed maori revolution)
- stop bottowing up to $1BILLION per week.

No. They're not. We already know they're not because they've said they won't.

Completely fucking useless

PARTY VOTE ACT

Psycho Milt said...

"No major changes until we have taken our agenda to the people and gained a mandate." or words to that effect.

Well, yes. Problem is, they had no agenda in 2008 other than that John Key would like to be PM. Certainly they gained a mandate for that agenda and have implemented in its totality, but at the cost of three years of stagnation. Worse, they appear currently to have no different agenda for 2011, and will quite possibly gain a mandate for it again, and implement it again, at the cost of three years of stagnation - again. How this constitutes a "plan for fixing NZ's economy" isn't obvious.

Anonymous said...

Adolf, don't you have to state "This is aparty political broadcast brought to by the letter N" or something when you drone on like this.

"- stop crime by arming the cops and letting them use their guns"

Scenario with NZ cops:

"You didn't look right again after looking right then left". Ratatatat. Arrrgh.
"Now where's the bastard's wallet so I can take the on the spot fine before the next of kin arrive to collect the body."

Do ACT know you are spouting this or are you a Red Herring?

Flashman said...

National has a plan?

Adolf you big kidder you.

Shane Ponting said...

John Key wouldn't know a public mandate if it hit him at 200KM/H then backed up and tried again.

Anti-smacking referendum anyone?

Anonymous said...

Do you have no better come back than to ask me what my plan might be Adolf?.

I am not a part of the government, I am not a mindless cheer leader for Neville Key, I am happy to look at all the evidence and say that National have no idea how to fix this nation.

The Nat's (and you) are simply interested in the baubles of office, they know that if they keep the rural sector on side (more tax payer handouts to farmers anybody?) and play the middle ground they will keep their BMW's, meanwhile people like you will be happy because your team is in power.

I am not sure why you feel you have to cheer on command for the Nat's Adolf, there is nothing wrong with giving them a good booting when they need it......or are you happy to keep borrowing $300m a week?

Anonymous said...

"Meanwhile, NACTionalMP has been getting on with the job of reducing government spending, reducing the size of the public service, closing the take-home pay gap, managing the Christchurch crisis, getting rid of Labours foreshore and seabed act etc etc."


Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Come on Adolf. It is well known that you are a inane cheerleader, but this takes the cake. Surely even you cannot believe bullshit statements like this?

Anonymous said...

"You didn't look right again after looking right then left". Ratatatat. Arrrgh.

Yeah right.

NZ cops are really going go gun down productive citizens crossing the road.

but if that's a bennie, or a bludger. or a crim, or a gangster, or a unionists or activist or terrorist...

then it's the right decision and money well spent.

Anonymous said...

or are you happy to keep borrowing $300m a week?

I'd be happy if we were only borrowing $300m per week. Unfortunately three weeks ago we borrowed $1BILLION.


Canada - that's right - Canada's Corporate tax rate is now 9%

Not 19%.
Not 29%
Not 39% like it was in NZ.

9%. Do you consider that an extreme policy?

Anonymous said...

We all know that Goff has no plan

Of course Goff has a plan. Marginal tax rate to 50% (like Labour in the UK). Huge tax increases on beer, fags, petrol, diesel, etc. Corporate, trust tax rates up to 50%.

it is of no concern given he has no chance of being PM.


Oh really? If not, you probably have Brash & Harawira to thank for that. With ACT going down the gurgler, a ramshackle Labour+Green+NZF+Maori coalition was looking quite likely, Winston being pleased to decapitate ACT and the Maoris going left to retain some credibility.

Now: Harawira has hacked the legs out from under the Maori Party, Winston is nowhere, ACT is polling up to 15% and still rising.

The only interesting question is: across all members of the ACT+National caucus in November, how many will vote for Key/English and how many for Key/Brash. Don's aim - and he's already looking more than half way there, is to have the numbers from the "Brash wing" of National plus the ACT MPs, against the "English wing" (the wets) of National.

Then Key has to choose: Brash as finance minister - or Phil Goof as Deputy PM and Finance Minster in a grand coalition. But even if he'd rather go that way, I'm damn sure his backbenchers would rather go with Brash, even if for 18 months or so.

Simon said...

Just as the Weimar Republic socialists tried to spend the way to full employment and not tell anyone you can bet Phil Goff and the loonie left have plans alright.

Anonymous said...

"but if that's a bennie, or a bludger. or a crim, or a gangster, or a unionists or activist or terrorist..."

It starts there but we know it never finishes where it starts.

Heine said...

Yeah right Adolf, even you and this blog were fooled by Key. You lot were crowing at all the exciting policies they were going to embark on - and you grimaced when Key kept most Labour policies before the election and have been swallowing dead rats nonstop since.

By saying that, there has been a remarkable surge in pro ACT comments here over the last few weeks. Some good, many are old Nat Party retreads who have decided to kindly come back to ACT. The Brash wing of National did a fine job taking over ACT - but this itself would have never happened if Key had a backbone.

Mort said...

Most of Prebble's 7% of the vote swung toward National when Brash had the helm, in the belief that under his captaincy policies which would result in cessation of socialist decline would be taken up.
The faiulure of Key/ Blenglish to excise the cancer left behind after the Klarkenfurher was dispatched has caused most of those ACT/ National swing voters to follow their instincts back to ACT now Brash has the Helm again.
ACT voters tried the agitate from within the tent routine, but got no-where.
Blenglish must be spitting tacks, and this month's budget will be his failing legacy to NZ.
The way things are panning out, Blenglish should take up a list seat and step aside from the Clutha electorate prior to the election to save the 500k cost to the taxpayer of a by-election, because he may as well resign from parliament, as his ineptitude in the former failed leader of the opposition and now flailing and failing Minister of finance has shown that he isn't upto the rigours of a ministerial post; or is the housing bonus going to be too much of a temptation post election to step down gracefully?