Blunt on Electioneering

November 2nd, 2011 at 12:39 pm by David Farrar

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7 Responses to “Blunt on Electioneering”

  1. Luke H (73 comments) says:

    Yep. It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz! :-)

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  2. tankyman (116 comments) says:

    And yet the %age of greedy/stupid will only see the old coin. ( or the free KFC )

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  3. ross (1,414 comments) says:

    Remind us again how many millions the government is borrowing each week?

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  4. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    I heard an “economics commentator” on the radio (didn’t hear who), telling people that they were fools not to sign up to Kiwisaver because “it was free money”. I wanted to punch the radio.

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  5. Bevan (3,232 comments) says:

    Unfortunately the ones getting the coins have paid very few notes in over the years…

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  6. Weihana (4,621 comments) says:

    I don’t think that picture is quite accurate. It’s true for some. It’s true for the very rich. The government takes a lot and gives back relatively less. Maybe because they’re rich and don’t need it. On the other hand the picture should be the reverse for the poor since they tend to pay less and receive more. Maybe because they need it more.

    But the cartoon is not just about the redistribution of wealth, indeed it’s hardly about that at all. The point of that cartoon is to say the government wastes money. That little value is created for your tax dollar. But is it true?

    The United States, for instance, spends three times as much as we do on health care. Are they three times as healthy? Maybe the government does some things okay.

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  7. fredinthegrass (274 comments) says:

    “the US, for instance, spends three times as much as we do on health care.”

    That, Weihana, is because the Big Pharma over there are screwing the population, and Government is powerless to stop it.
    But watch out. I am sure you are aware they are trying to take over Pharmac, with the consequent increase in drug use and cost in this country. Its all about “profit”. Why else would the Big Pharma successfully ‘hide’ cures and cheaper remedies to major illnesses like cancer and heart disease?

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