The Nation 20 April 2013

April 19th, 2013 at 8:53 pm by Kokila Patel

UPCOMING THIS WEEKEND 0930 SATURDAY – 0800 SUNDAY TV3

www.frontpage.co.nz will have all video and transcripts at 10:00 Sunday
Labour’s energy plan – David Parker
The Greens Energy plan – Gareth Hughes
NZ First’s energy plan (and why he’s supporting the GCSB legislation) – Winston Peters
Former Energy Minister, Max Bradford, on all the plans
Colin James on the politics of it all
On the Sunday Media Panel – Brian Edwards, Bill Ralston and guest, Investigate editor Ian Wishart on how the Christian media covered the gay marriage bill.

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14 Responses to “The Nation 20 April 2013”

  1. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    the Gween and Labour plans .. wow, comedy gold .. I also think Colin James is past it

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  2. Chuck Bird (4,897 comments) says:

    Good to see some balance with Ian Wishart.

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  3. All_on_Red (1,584 comments) says:

    Wow, spot the balance. Where is the opposing view?

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  4. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Where’s National’s energy plan?

    That’s right, they don’t have one.

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  5. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Good to see some balance with Ian Wishart.

    Balance and Wishart should never go in the same sentence. :)

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  6. Ross12 (1,432 comments) says:

    I like the way they are calling it an “energy plan”. It is just the first of the “bribing the voters” plans.

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  7. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Rachel Smalley isn’t the smartest interviewer going around. She couldn’t comprehend the fact that if consumers get cheaper power bills, they will spend the extra cash which will have implications for the rest of the economy in terms of increased tax revenue and more jobs.

    She also suggested to Gareth Hughes that the Labour-Greens policy was sabotaging the sale of MRP. No, Rachel, the policy was announced BEFORE any shares in MRP have been sold. I guess the policy could’ve been announced AFTER shares had been sold. Would that have been better?

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  8. Mags (38 comments) says:

    Oh come on ross69 an extra $200 per year, how long before reality sets in and Labour are ‘forced’ to ‘adjust’ the prices upwards as they realise the market actually had it right. We end up with another layer of beauracracy adding more cost, not less, and those first year savings are gone. Then where does your extra tax revenue come from and those ‘ fantasy’ 5000 jobs???

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  9. Changeiscoming (190 comments) says:

    ross69 – or perhaps save the money and retire some debt faster – that would be the fiscally conservative thing to do.

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  10. emmess (1,428 comments) says:

    She couldn’t comprehend the fact that if consumers get cheaper power bills, they will spend the extra cash which will have implications for the rest of the economy in terms of increased tax revenue and more jobs.

    Maybe so, it might be spent in the economy but the government will have to fund the subsidy somehow, most probably from higher taxes

    The funniest this was Winnie suggesting that privatization is a form of communism.
    What a dickhead.

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  11. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Oh come on ross69 an extra $200 per year, how long before reality sets in and Labour are ‘forced’ to ‘adjust’ the prices upwards as they realise the market actually had it right.

    Really, so why did the Commerce Commission’s analysis suggest that the power companies had creamed $4.3 billion in 6.5 years? That’s $4.3 billion more than the companies would have made had the market “actually had it right”.

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  12. Cunningham (844 comments) says:

    ross69 (2,233) stop speaking absolute bullshit re the way jobs are created. What if those people save it? I certainly won’t be going out to spend it if these communists get in power. Rachel isn’t stupid, it is just so hard to comprehend just how fucking stupid Labour and the communists actually are. No one can understand how 5000 jobs will be created because their logic is so rediculious! And what about the jobs that will be lost at power companies?

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  13. Cunningham (844 comments) says:

    emmesss I also laughed when he said that. What a fuckwit! But seriously, he says they will raid kiwisaver accounts to buy back the power companies and they plan to buy Contact as well? They need to be grilled on those 2 points and also why did she not ask whether it is non negitiable in a coalition with Labour that they will buy back MRP? It is a huge expense and the voting public need to know.

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  14. Chuck Bird (4,897 comments) says:

    Ian Wishart put the case very well about the MSM strong bias and lack of objectivity in the issue of redefining marriage.

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