Q+A, The Nation Review
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Sean is up and running, Duncan is on his stag party apparently. First story is those bloody greedy Baby Boomers still feasting on the rind of public services. The entire episode is focused on the issue, well done The Nation for treating their audience as intelligent people who can spend longer than 40minutes concentrating.
These damned greedy baby boomers who all got their education for free are still devouring our taxpayer funds faster than Don Brash can attack John Key. The retirement age must be lifted to 70 now! The reason the ratio of greedy baby boomers to workers is so out of whack is made more extreme by the fact a million NZers have fled the country.
The silver cloud is supposed to be the building boom in retirement buildings which is exactly what we need, more property speculation from them. Damn it, will they keep costing us when they are dead as well? When will we start to be forced into providing taxpayer cryogenics to this generation of vanity!
When oh when will Gen Xers overthrow these damned boomers!
Bill and Matt are the panel, excellent choices. Bill says that he wants the changes to happen in 10 years - GREAT so we get screwed while you don't take any of the pain? Bloody baby boomers!
Paul Holmes monologue up and running. Mildly amusing, Watkins must have written it.
Great joke about Chris Hipkens though.
American Ambassador gets roasted by Guyon on whether or not he's looked into allegations made by our Government that civilians we handed over were abused by the Americans. The ambassador couldn't answer the question, Guyon asks shouldn't he look at it, he says he doesn't waste his time looking at that. It is an aggressive interview that the Ambassador doesn't seem prepared for at all.
Guyon keeps going and demands answers that the Ambassador won't answer, is this public service payback for the BBC screwing John Key so badly last week on HardTalk? We send our troops to Afghanistan and America restores diplomatic status, Guyon asks if the two are connected. Ambassador refuses to answer.
Guyon rightfully points out that the free trade deal America wants will allow corporations to sue us in overseas tribunals. The Ambassador says he doesn't have a personal opinion on that.
God it's a bloodbath of an interview, well done Guyon!
Helen Kelly and Fran O'Sullivan are on the panel with Jon Johansson. First up Fran is apologizing for his performance during the interview, I swear it was that bad!
Minor Party discussion.
It is discussion that is minor.