Firstly Tony do please try to come up with an original title for your posts, instead of stealing mine. I’ll report you to the music industry for copyright theft if you do it again!
I enjoy seeing them persist in their efforts to deny common sense. I have to stop myself laughing everytime I hear one of them repeat the mantra that this bill does not ban smacking, because smacking has already been illegal for the last 100 years. Quick go arrest three generations of parents. The fact they have left in reasonable force on certain grounds (such as good parenting) but left it out for correction, makes it very clear the intent is to ban smacking for correction.
I enjoy the irony that the more I show up how ridiculous their claims are, the more they try to paint me as confusing the public. Yes the poor thick gullible public who are so stupid that they have been brainwashed by the religious right.
The left’s denial of reality that the public do not support them on this can be seen by comparing this to the civil union bill. The “religious right” opposed that bill fiercely but NZers continued to support the legislation with 60% to 70% support in polls. On this issue only 15% of NZers support the Govt. You can’t blame an hideously unpopular policy on your opponents, when NZers have shown in the past they are quite capable of forming their own views on these issues.
You will notice in the House that the PM is incapable of answering questions on this bill. All she does is repeat her mantra that smacking is already illegal, and try and raise the bogeyman of the US religious right.
But anyway while we are talking about misleading communications, let’s shine the torch back on Jordan. In this post he claims NZers are not overtaxed because our tax wedge is only 20.9%, and this is the third lowest in the OECD.
Never mind that this excludes indirect taxes like GST. Of course one has lower income tax rates, when you also have a relatively high no exceptions indirect tax.
But the real beauty is his hyperbole over student loans. Jordan blogs how wonderful the scheme is now and that $9 billion of debt is fine because it is under Labour’s policies. His exact words:
Overall our student support system now is a generous system that helps low income earners most. It is hundreds of times better than what we had under National in the 1990s
Wow. Get that. It isn’t 10% better or 20% or even twice as good,. It is hundreds of times better. You student should get down on your knees and pray to Helen and Michael every night. they have made your lives hundreds of times better you ungrateful students. Bow down now.
And be grateful to Labour that you get to live at all. Yes again a direct quote:
Instead of lives being stolen by the debt monster, people now have a system that is bearable, nigh on generous
Yes students of NZ. Your lives of misery and slavery are over. Rise up and be free. The debt monster has been slayed by St Labour and you can all sing and be happy now.No tag for this post.