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Thursday, April 28, 2011

$34 million for yachting fraternity 'nice to have'



The Government have handed the yachting fraternity of NZ $34million in more taxpayer money for them to play their little rich boys Americas' Cup game. Apparently funding Yachting, a sector not known for their poverty, $34million in public funds is defendable because Labour signed up to it before the stock market collapsed in 2008. Compare the $33.6 million that funded 35 arts organizations, 504 arts projects and 2418 community arts programs in 2010 and that $34 million dollar money shot all over the rich faces of the NZ yachting fraternity in the middle of the worst recession since the depression starts to look like another interesting definition of what this Government deems 'nice to have'.

Talking of 'nice to have', John Key has been regularly using the NZ Air Force as a personal taxi service to run him errands around the country seem to suggest John's nice to have list goes beyond 34 luxury BMWs.

Helen Clark had her speeding limo, John Key now has his Air Farce One.

The RNZAF isn't a glorified public transport service for the Prime Minister, by using them to pick him up from the V8s he's showing he's about as out of touch with reality as Rodney is in Epsom. What emergency event occurred for the PM to be picked up and dropped off by the Air Force? Was a comet on a collusion path with earth? Had a terrorist threatened a nuclear device against Wellington? Was Murray McCully thinking aloud at a media event? John Key had the New Zealand Air Force pick him up from the V8's so that he could get to a black tie dinner at the Royal Auckland Golf Club in Otahuhu where the club was celebrating its royal status. Brothers and sisters, maybe in John Key's world being late for a black tie dinner at a Royal Golf Club is an emergency, but to the rest of us its just another example of his, 'you do with less i take more' born to rule double standards.

The smile and wave smirking face of austerity Toryism never looked so crass.

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11 Comments:

At 28/4/11 8:02 am, Blogger sdm said...

Labour signed the contract. The government wanted out. Thats where the blame should be directed.

 
At 28/4/11 8:07 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Sigh - scotty no good at reading early in the morning are you scotty?

is defendable because Labour signed up to it before the stock market collapsed in 2008

I find it hilarious how people like scotty play this game, it's funny what National decide they will continue with and what they wont. Why ain't National continuing with all that funding to womens refuge that Labour agreed to?

More bullshit money blown on rich kid shit, but Scotty and his redneck ilk are pretty quiet on the stuff they are aspirational about, one day you hope to won a yacht eh scotty?

 
At 28/4/11 8:16 am, Blogger sdm said...

You called it Toryism but as an after thought said (oh yeh, Labour did it)

I dont think it should be funded. We are living beyond our means, shit like this is unnecessary.

And the racism seems to be coming from a party your close to...

 
At 28/4/11 9:00 am, Blogger Bomber said...

SIGH - Poor scotty can't read. You'll note the word 'Toryism' ain't mentioned until the last line dear readers, where as my note re Labour is within the first 50 words.

Buck up Scotty, I'm sure your new redneck lover Brash will be able to destroy working people's lives enough for your satisfaction you hateful little troll.

 
At 28/4/11 9:44 am, Blogger Gosman said...

Ummmm.... this is a legal contract that was signed by the previosu Labour Government as you rightly acknowledge. However what you don't seem to understand is that you can't just breach a legal agreement without the significant risk of the other party taking action against you. In this case the legal advise seems to have been that even if the Government did unilaterally cancel the deal they would have had been forced to pay out the amount anyway plus the significant legal costs incolved in fighting this through the courts.

On top of that would be the damage to the Governments reputation from cancelling legal contracts when they feel like it. Some countries admittedly do that. Places like Zimbabwe for example.

 
At 28/4/11 4:11 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

Ummm, I thought you weren't commenting on Tumeke any longer because of the 'censorship'. Slow day at kiwibank?

 
At 28/4/11 6:04 pm, Blogger AAMC said...

You often mention Zimbabwe Gosman, which seems ripe for somebody who so openly supports Fascism.

 
At 29/4/11 8:16 am, Blogger Gosman said...

I see we are well on the way to fulfilling Godwin's law here.

I have no idea what you are meaning Mr Bradbury. Perhaps you would point to a post where I stated I was no longer posting on Tumeke?

BTW how's the job at Craccum going?

 
At 29/4/11 8:35 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Oh Gosy, you are are so arrogant. You told me to tell aamc that you were no longer debating on Tumeke because of the censorship. It's just another example of your silliness.

As for Craccum, silly, silly, silly Gosman, I haven't worked at Craccum since 1997. You are 14 years late, a little bit like your economics.

 
At 29/4/11 9:37 am, Blogger Gosman said...

One thing I do like is that when I make a point in rebuttal that doesn't get posted I know I have really hit my mark. Your ego just can't let yourself being shown up which is fair enough I suppose. I'll have to discuss this with Phoebe next time I chat to her.

 
At 29/4/11 9:58 am, Blogger Bomber said...

GRIN - silly Gosy, I don't post your crap because i know it winds you up princess. I see how often you pop back to check, it's funny. Your petty points have little to do with the debate at hand, because you are troll, most blogs don't bother printing trolls, but I'm in a good mood today watching the career of Hide end.

You said you wouldn't post here because of the 'censorship' yet here you are. You embarrassed yourself over your climate denial, yet now you whimper you accept global warming is because of man made pollution and you seem to think I work at Craccum when I was last editor in 1997.

If this is what passes as 'rebuttal' no one is missing much.

Chin up, you go cry to Phoebe champ.

 

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