This budget as 'sensible' as the sensible sentencing trust
What the hell is sensible about 270 000 children living in poverty with zero hope from this zero budget?
What the hell is sensible about 267 000 NZers unemployed and underemployed with zero hope from this zero budget?
What the hell is sensible about 500 000 NZers earning less than $16 an hour with zero hope from this zero budget?
What the hell is sensible about crushing unions, destroying public broadcasting, slashing public services, killing off social housing, strangling the low waged, handing over billions to the already rich, spending $900 million on a private prison, privatizing our assets, increasing class sizes or replacing social service with 0800 numbers.
What the hell is sensible about any of that?
What's sensible about cheering the tax of rich people for $107m when they are cutting child care for poor people by $170m?
What's sensible about Bill English needing the tobacco industry to breathe life into the economy? What a foul kiss of stench.
I was waiting for John Key to predict that Zombie Marx will return from grave to feast on mum & dad investors if the Government dares borrow any more money.
This provided a 'brighter future' the way a blind cyclops does. We don't want to borrow more, but we must see that we can't cut back, we need a new revenue source and the wealthy should be our target. Top tax rate in NZ 25 years ago was 66%, now it's 33%, the richest have had their tax rate drop by 50% in quarter of a century, it's time they started paying back.
In the end it wasn't the Mother of all budgets, it was the selfish rich prick Uncle of all Budgets.
This zero budget was nothing more than wealth defense - the 1% will sleep easy this weekend.