Sunday, October 13, 2019

HE STILL TALKS SENSE THIRTY YEARS ON.



When Sir Roger Douglas ended Muldoon's doomed  socialism via a micro managed economy, following the vain attempt by Derek Quigley to rein him in he, Douglas,  saved New Zealand from a fate that has Venezuela firmly in the web of failure such meddling always brings, I along with many others breathed a sigh of relief.

Governments cannot tax an economy to success, it is false in the extreme to believe that making all equal by instituting equal poverty for all will sell, Socialism only lasts while there is sufficient others able to be taxed to pay for it, Governments are monumentally successful in proving they will never match a free market to provide any commercial endeavour.

Sir Roger has some pertinent words on the lauded "Surplus" the man hardly fit to be labeled a successor to the one person Labour ever produced to run NZ Inc, suggesting if a commercial operation presented those accounts they should be in prison!

Labour however regard the genius who saved NZ Inc from ruin under the shallow but eloquent Lange but had his plans virtually disowned when Lange called for a cuppa, as a Pariah .
How quaintly socialist, of them failing to see good sense even when handed up by one of their own??

13 comments:

Judge Holden said...

Robertson’s books are better than the failed pig farmer’s ever were. As usual he’s talking out of his arse.

Psycho Milt said...

I had a look at the supposedly pertinent words, and they show that the decrepit old fuckwit still doesn't realise there's a difference between a limited-liability company and a country. That's quite an achievement for someone who used to work as a Minister of Finance for a government.

Judge Holden said...

To be fair to him Milt, he was a pretty poor Minister of Finance and if possible an even worse businessman, so cut him some slack eh?

alloy said...

Ah Socialists, perpetually trying to perform Voodoo on the zombie corpse of the an deceased ideology.

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pdm said...

Sir Roger had the advantage of some very able and committed support people in Prebble, de Cleene, even Caygill most of the time. Robertson has no such talent supporting him and he hasn't a clue as far as economics are concerned.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Douglas was an ideas man, not a hands on and roll up your sleeves sort of guy. His ideas were good individually but put together conflicted.

He would throw a stone in a pond and tell you exactly what the ripples and eddys would do then go to another pond and throw a bigger stone and be able to tell you the results exactly and so ad infinitum......unfortunately when all the stones were thrown in the same pond the law of unforeseen consequences came into force.

David lange......"I went in a round of the Domain on Saturday morning in a rally car. At the start of it, I was asked if I felt scared. I said, 'certainly not, I have been working with Roger for years'."

Unknown said...

Roger ripped the heart and soul out of NZ. Weak Lange's fatal mistake was to not sack him. Roger was in the wrong party to start with. A yellow bellied betrayer. Back in the saner days of democratic FPP!

Ron

pdm said...

Ron - careful stomach ulcers can be painful.

It is pertinent that successive governments, including Labour led ones like we have now have left the vast majority of Sr Rogers reforms in place and New Zealand has largely prospered from them.

Says it all really.

Johno said...

That's the nub of it, pdm. Despite the deranged spite and bitterness from the usual lefties, the Clark and Ardern governments have left the pillars of Rogernomics in place.

Of course they did. Rogernomics is simple economic good sense.

Max Ritchie said...

Roger Douglas is far from decrepit and certainly no fuckwit. He remains a thoughtful, articulate and caring servant of this country. That 10 years of Labour governments have not changed most of his reforms in indicative of their inherent good sense.

Unknown said...

He was a total sellout. He went rabid, implementing policy Labour in 1984 never campaigned upom. He was a treasonous arrogant know it all. Labour disowned him lomg ago, and rightly so. He ran us into the ground.

Ron.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Errrrrrrr No, Ron

It was Muldoon who did that.