Opponents of the current government are wont to bleat on about "the gummint must create jobs".
When Sir Peter Jackson was being threatened by union thugs from across the Tasman over the making of The Hobbit film in NZ, P M Key and minister Joyce led a charge on behalf of NZ Inc to retain the filming here.
The socialists and their union puppeteers made a great play with the connivance of the MSM that somehow that very same Gummint was doing a significant wrong.
In actual fact the concessions to Warner Bros and the production team provided thousands of jobs that with the ongoing success of the film getting the "Red Carpet" treatment this week, will continue for years to come.
So you bunch of whining numptys which is it to be, the government investing by way of forgone tax income in jobs or allow the filming to occur in Scotland, Poland or where ever.
The Dental Nurse was spinning like a top on 'Hosking' this morning trying to justify her support (while ignoring the hypocrisy of going to the premiere) for Helen Kelly's failed attempt with the assistance of the Aus equity union to commit economic sabotage on the NZ fledgling film industry. Even to a highpoint of economic illiteracy in drawing a parallel with the Hillside closure. She reached a massive over-spin of some hundreds of words a minute as the babble became unintelligible, lucky for her Joyce entered with a smackdown that allowed D Nurse King to draw breath.
The Gummint is to create and retain jobs or not, then again it might just have been about making a union that nearly all the workers didn't actually want or need relevant.
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