Looking at Europe's troubles, shouldn't debt be paid down a whole lot faster than you or National plan?
It's a huge reason for making some fundamental changes in the way we run our economy, which we have put up our hand and said we're about to do. We know the world is a fragile place at the moment. Today it is the European debt crisis; what happens tomorrow if the Chinese economy slows down? We've got to put our economy on a strong financial basis and that's why we've taken the hard decisions about GST.
What is your policy on GST?
The GST will come off fresh fruit and vegetables - the whole 15 per cent - costing about $300m a year, for the dual purpose of taking a bit of pressure off the budget of families but, more importantly, sending an economic signal about families needing to make healthy choices in their foods.
Yep that's right- the whole 15% off our veg. Way to go Phil. That's really putting your hand.... somewhere.
Paying down debt via "fundamental changes in our economy" by making carrots cheaper- all in one seamless step. It's so cunningly simple you have to wonder if he is getting his policies from the Blackadder School of Economics.
Quick Phil, phone the Greeks straight away. It will come as a big relief to them that they can get out of the shit by simply lowering the price of olives.
The bigger question is- does this GST exempt tripe actually count as political/economic policy reporting?
Or as an opportunity to hand Goff a free headline.