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Saturday, April 23, 2011

The John Key Shire Volk Blues: We don't know how sucky we are



Whanau, we face the steepest economic recession since the depression. We know from the social carnage caused during the economic turmoil of the 80s and 90s that it is our societies most vulnerable that bear the brunt of such change. We should never forget as we look to relegate community safety nets to 'nice to haves', that our suicide rate trebled to the shameful OECD levels they are today during the last great pruning of the State.

All publicly funded sectors are eyeing the forthcoming zero budget with concern as what is needed in all sectors as they tackle an ever growing tide of demand, is not austerity, it is social re-investment.

It is difficult to reconcile the growing list of corporate welfare with continued cutbacks to public welfare. I've never fully understood why the most vulnerable in society are asked to do with less for an economic crises they had no hand whatsoever in causing.

How many solo mothers were on the phone to their Wall St stock brokers in 2007 buying sweet light crude in Euros while speculating on Goldman Sachs derivatives?

In the words of Scribe, not many if any.

Attempting to combat an economic recession caused by low tax, deregulation free market dogma by implementing more low tax, deregulation free market dogma is as counter productive as making Rodney Hide your work place anti bully liaison officer.

In 2008 NZers threw out Helen Clark because she was leading the stormtroopers of the Nanny State dykeocracy into your homes to force you into using water saving showerheads and power saving lightbulbs, yet this Government strips away our right to Jury trials, passes laws making you guilty before innocent and slashes public welfare while handing out corporate welfare and not a whisper.

If Labour had pulled half the crap National do weekly, the NZ Herald would be printing molotov cocktail recipes alongside the addresses of Cabinet Ministers.

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5 Comments:

At 23/4/11 11:22 am, Blogger sdm said...

Keep calling people who dont agree with you 'Shire Folk' - insult the voters - I bet it helps your cause

 
At 23/4/11 5:01 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

I love the bitter new Scotty, god forbid how you'll be if your blessed National doesn't win. It's Shire Volk Scotty, Shire Volk, not folk. If you are going to chastise me, get the insult right or else you just look like you've got a bit too much time on your hands.

Shire Volk.

 
At 23/4/11 5:25 pm, Blogger Mr Enderby said...

Bomber, you need to extend your audience beyond the faithful and errant detractors. These are fine and insightful words, and it is our blessing that someone is speaking the truth this way. Don't every feel despondent. Don't every feel an ounce of concern for anyone who says you don't have the people's interests at heart. You're a excellent chap. You care.

 
At 23/4/11 9:29 pm, Blogger sdm said...

Bomber you seem to have this approach with indicates that if people dont agree with you, they are stupid. I wonder what qualifies you to make such a pronouncement, and what evangelical qualities you think you possess to convince them of the evil of their ways.

Trotter talks about the 'Waitakere Man' who Labour need to re-engage. You seem to view such people with contempt. How is that going to win your cause support? Are you interested in listening to people, or telling them whats best?

 
At 24/4/11 10:49 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Bomber you seem to have this approach with indicates that if people dont agree with you, they are stupid.
Oh scotty, that's just with you. Society needs its critics and a blog is exactly the kind of place to make those criticisms. That you have suddenly become so precious is funny.

I wonder what qualifies you to make such a pronouncement, and what evangelical qualities you think you possess to convince them of the evil of their ways.
Yawn, I host a News Satire show. Pointing out the sleepy conservative hobbits of NZ simply buy into John Key's smile and wave without seeing the negative impact on their own lives with policy that merely benefit Key's wealth class is all the evangelical qualities I require Scotty.

Trotter talks about the 'Waitakere Man' who Labour need to re-engage. You seem to view such people with contempt. How is that going to win your cause support? Are you interested in listening to people, or telling them whats best?
I'm not a member of any political party Scott, I'm a commentator who puts across his opinion and you can take it or leave it. With Tumeke increasing its monthly hits every month, people seem to be taking it.

 

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