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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I love hearing a man worth $40 million with a Hawaiian mansion tell me Teachers are disconnected to the real world


Striking teachers are disconnected, says Key
The 95.1 per cent of unionised school teachers who voted to take strike action are "disconnected from the real world," Prime Minister John Key says.

How can a man so disconnected to the real world lecture teachers about being disconnected to the real world? Our medicatedly optimistic John Key, one of the richest political leaders on the planet, is like a boy in a bubble with his vacant aspiration and empty optimism. This is a man who proclaimed his bike track to no where would create 3700 jobs, it's created less than 200. This is a man who is 'optimistic' his 'give war a chance' policy in Afghanistan (which has now been quietly expanded to 2013) will work, this is a man who is boasting that Obama will 'take his call' and who is off to meet the Queen.

Listening to someone as out of touch with reality as smile and wave Key telling teachers that they are the ones disconnected from the real world is like listening to Glenn Beck claiming his right wing extremist angry white people march on the same day Martin Luther King shared his dream wasn't racist populist bullshit.

Disconnected indeed!

13 Comments:

At 1/9/10 11:13 am, Anonymous sdm said...

How do you propose to fund this pay increase?

 
At 1/9/10 11:17 am, Anonymous TJ said...

Um no one else in the public sector got more than 1% Im fairly sure....some sectors such as police received no raise and were told they would receive only 1% in the next 2 years. Why should teachers be different in such dificult times and more importantly where is the mney to pay for what they want supposed to come from?

 
At 1/9/10 11:56 am, Anonymous Sam said...

What a complete dickhead we have for a leader, how depressing!

 
At 1/9/10 12:25 pm, Blogger Ross Brighton said...

@SDM - fund it by stopping giving tax breaks to those unconscionably rich folk who DON'T need more money just to get by, but rake it in by exploiting those who struggle to pay rent each week. And don't give me any trickle down bullshit. There is NO evidence that tax breaks for the wealthy, or companies, stimulate growth.

@TJ - Just because it's bad for some, doesn't mean it should be bad for all. Teachers should get a pay increase. So should all public servants.

 
At 1/9/10 12:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're in a recession, you're telling us a double dip recession..or depression is coming...so why would we be burning up money like this?

Surely we don't want to further fuel consumer culture - plastic surgery, foreign travel, plasma tv's et al.

 
At 1/9/10 1:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How do you propose to fund this pay increase?"

By taxing the rich pricks of course!

And who says socialists were bereft of innovative ideas.

 
At 1/9/10 1:42 pm, Blogger Ross Brighton said...

@Annon #1 - the recession, caused by the "rich pricks" of annon #2's comment, is precisely the reason why people should be getting a living wage. Key's kind made this mess, they should start cleaning it up by tightening *their* belts, not asking the working poor to compensate for their wrongs.

 
At 1/9/10 3:16 pm, Anonymous Simon said...

Money doesn't trickle down it trickles up. Give $100.00 to a poor person and they will spend it on food or cigarettes or even on Lotto tickets. From there it goes to rich people.

 
At 1/9/10 4:54 pm, Anonymous AAMC said...

sdm; perhaps the 1.6 billion going to South Canterbury Finance could have helped public servant wages head in the same direction as inflation? I mean, as an adherent of the free market you would have wanted the market to have it's way wouldn't you?
I can't believe John Key n co are going all "socialist" on us bailing out business cause they're "too big to fail", they'll be reforming health care before you know it. What happened to small government keeping outta business is what I want to know! We need placards of Key as Hitler and Rupert Murdoch to fan the flames a bit...

 
At 2/9/10 8:43 am, Blogger Cameron Campbell said...

What's the cost of living increase this year? If it's more than 1% this is actually a pay cut.

 
At 2/9/10 10:46 pm, Anonymous bc said...

Well knock me over - I have to agree with you 100% here Bomber. For John Key to make that disconnected comment and then announce he's off to see the queen (at the taxpayers expense no doubt) would be wonderfully ironic if it wasn't so insulting. What an idiot!
A school naturally reflects its community, so teachers i suspect would have a pretty good grasp of the problems facing the "average" New Zealander. Again, what an idiot!

 
At 3/9/10 11:37 pm, Blogger peterquixote said...

Above Bomber you say:
"Our medicatedly optimistic John Key ..."
I wondered if this medicatedly was an observation from the picture of Key drinking, , or a quixoticism, or a serious suggestion.

 
At 6/9/10 1:40 am, Blogger Ross Brighton said...

I would say more a jab indiciing his cheer as being too much to have roots in sincerity. Which is a conclusion hard not to leap to, with the man in question. He's a smug bastard, that's for sure

 

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