The Emperor has no surplus
Bollard sees delayed surplus
The Government will not return to surplus until two years after Treasury's 2014-15 estimated timeframe, according to Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard.
Alan Bollard has examined the Goat Livers and sacrificed two virgins to the Gods of finance and has come down from the Mountain to declare what everyone else but John Key wants to acknowledge. That we ain't getting back into surplus by 2014.
The 2014 surplus illusion is terribly important to National. They have night polled David Farrar silly to understand the minds of NZ and the idea that in tough times we all have to cut back has become a mantra strengthened by a nation of guilty credit addicts who apply their self loathing of debt to the national psyche.
The illusion of surplus justifies the privatization of public services and deflects attention away from the lack of revenue caused by tax cuts to the rich. If there is in fact no bloody surplus, then why are we going through the pain without any gain? Other political aspirations start sounding far more hopeful and the injustice of that $2.8billion in tax cuts to the wealthy starts to bite far deeper.
Key's vacant optimism is as empty as his hollow surplus. The right don't have the economic solutions here, and implementing more failed free market ideology has all the reflect response of an alcoholic reaching for the bottle to cure a hangover.
Roost. Coming. To. Home. Swans. Black. Make a sentence.