Friday, January 17, 2014

Wake Up New Zealand

Want to know what life will be like under a Labour/Greens/Mad Dogs administration?

Here's a preview from Tasmania which has enjoyed the economic deprivations of a Greens dominated Labor gummint for the past good few years.

Tasmania’s youth jobless rate has more than doubled to 15.9 per cent, from 6.7 per cent in November 2007.

Bloody good, eh?

Tasmania's youth jobless rate has more than doubled to 15.9 per cent, from 6.7 per cent in November 2007.
Outside Hobart, one in five Tasmanian job seekers aged 20 to 24 is out of work.


The Veteran said...

Yes, but they remained ideologically pure to their principles while their State crumpled around them.

Didn't someone once say that those who failed to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them?

Psycho Milt said...

Funny - last year John Banks, after more than four years of a Nat/ACT govt, was blaming NZ's massive increase in youth unemployment since the GFC on, you guessed it, Labour governments. I guess it's just always those guys...

pdm said...

milt - I think you are starting to understand that they (Labour/Grens) are proven performers at stuffing up economies.

Need I expand by saying:

and that doesn't include any Green influences.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

PDM,wash out your mouth!

Gillard and Rudd were in coalition with the Greens. Labor now is trying to arrange a divorce as it realises how much the Greens contributed to its massive defeat.

Carbon Tax, anybody?.

The Veteran said...

Milt ... are you saying that (1) the GFC didn't happen or (2) there were nil consequences as a result.

Your call.

Psycho Milt said...

I'm saying the GFC did happen, and among the consequences was a big increase in youth unemployment. If Adolf believes this unsurprising increase is actually a measure of government incompetence, we should maybe look at a government a bit closer to home than Tasmania.

The Veteran said...

Milt ... while most Aust States ploughed ahead Tasmania (under a Labor/Greens Govt) stagnated big time.

There is an election there in less than two months and the latest polls show Labor down to 22% and the Greens on 19%. The Liberals on 49% are headed for a massive victory.

It is noteworthy that in announcing the election the Labor Premier sacked the two Green Party Ministers from her cabinet.

It is instructive her statement that "Tasmanian Labor MPs have agreed to never to appoint Green MPs to a Labor cabinet again".

New Zealanders should look at that and learn.

Psycho Milt said...

While most Australian states ploughed ahead NZ (under a Nat/ACT) stagnated and saw a massive growth in youth unemployment just like Tasmania. And yet the Nats aren't down to 22% like the Tasmanian Labor Party - are Tasmanians smarter than us?

The Veteran said...

Milt ... delusion rules supreme. Have you actually read the Treasury briefing papers to the Key Government when it took office? Labour left a legacy of debt spiralling out of control.

Six years later and the NZ economy this year is forecast to be the 'tiger' economy of the western world.

Can you imagine that under a Labour/Greens/Mana patchwork coalition with spending out of control (I have excluded Winston as I seriously doubt he will crack the 5%).

Every change that National has made to the benefit system has been bitterly opposed by your mob. Do you honestly think Labour, the Greens and Hone have the 'smarts' to reign in Govt spending. History might say otherwise.

Simon said...

"The truth is that the Nats borrowed for tax cuts for their rich mates"

Govt borrowing is $78 billion. Tax cuts lost govt tax revenue well under $10 billion. Made up for increased economic activity.

"The truth"


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes Simon, those tax cuts kicked off the economic miracle, as they always do.

That's why socialists hate them. They need a poorly performing economy to bring more people into dependance on gummint hand outs.

Anonymous said...

I wondered how long it would be before Tourette's Boy hit the blurt button.