How hard is it to proof read 12 words or so?

March 14th, 2014 at 8:10 am by David Farrar

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Normally I wouldn’t blog on typos as they happen. But off memory five of the last six infographics from have had errors in them. This suggests that they simply have no process in place for checking what goes out. While individual mistakes are no big deal, it is fascinating that they keep pumping them out with errors. You’d think someone would have intervened.

Hat Tip: Keeping Stock

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88 Responses to “How hard is it to proof read 12 words or so?”

  1. Colville (2,268 comments) says:

    You’d think someone would have intervened.

    These “mistakes” are no accident.
    Some one is chucking handfuls of sand into Cun*liffe’s gearbox.

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  2. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Only he who is without sin, should cast the first stone!

    I wonder just how deep and dirty this years political campaigns will get by ALL parties. From the behaviour witnessed so far, ALL of our politicians seem to be more suited to playground politics, than acting as caregivers for a nation.

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  3. Scott Chris (6,135 comments) says:

    Help me out here – can’t see the typo.

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  4. Keeping Stock (10,337 comments) says:

    @ Scott Chris – hint; read the lower text box word by word ;-)

    @ DPF – yep; five typos or own goals in a week. Cunliffe’s power prices graph which showed prices rising more under Labour, Robertson’s bad grammar on a tertiary education pic, Cunliffe’s election announcement with the wrong number of days until the election, Young Labour urging people to vote on 20 November and now this one.

    Labour wants to run the country, but the people doing its social media can’t even do basic fact-checking and proof-reading. Why should anyone trust them?

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  5. PaulP (150 comments) says:

    Must be “to to” subtle for you Chris.

    I’m more concerned with the message – what the heck will they do with the Reserve Bank Act???

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  6. Harriet (4,969 comments) says:

    “…..You’d think someone would have intervened…..”

    Oh they very soon will………Labour’s fucken Teachers’ Union with more fucken demands. :cool:

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  7. burt (8,269 comments) says:

    Of course the high interest rates we had under the last Labour government make Kiwis better off because it’s different when Labour it!

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  8. Scott Chris (6,135 comments) says:

    Must be “to to” subtle for you Chris.

    Yes thanks Paul. Much too too subtle. :oops:

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  9. Keeping Stock (10,337 comments) says:

    Judith said

    Only he who is without sin, should cast the first stone!

    One cock-up is an accident. Two cock-ups are very careless. Five cock-ups in less than a week shows a level of incompetence that I do not want anywhere near the corridors of power.

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  10. Scott1 (550 comments) says:

    Labour does seem to lack a little in the way of polish (in all sorts of ways) lately.
    They should be the ones that are concerned about it though, incompetence is a self managing problem.

    As to the policy – There are probably reasonable amendments one could make to the Reserve Bank Act, but a message like this is pretty concerning because I’d expect they might try to add something ridiculous to the requirements.

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  11. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    >This suggests that they simply have no process in place for checking what goes out.

    No it suggests that they’re all illiterate. And therefore the charter schools policy is well founded.

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  12. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    No way! You just can’t make this shit up.

    Someone must be in the shadows doing some ankle tapping….

    But, who? 8O

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  13. Komata (1,191 comments) says:

    But isn’t the Reserve Bank the place where Wussell is going to store all the millions that he says he will create WHEN he becomes Minister of Finance in September? Is the building BIG enough?

    BTW: Sudden thought : A ‘gween’ creating money (which they profess to dislike) using recyclable materials such as cloth, combined with paper made from cut-down trees, with each note being covered over-all by with the horrible, dreadful (very gween unfriendly) material known as ‘plastic’!! Is there a certain irony there?

    Now, back to the topic….

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  14. Scott1 (550 comments) says:

    Lesson to politicians – turn on the spelling and grammar checking in Microsoft Word – and pay attention to the squiggly red lines (note: right click gives you hint!).

    It is pretty complicated but that’s why we pay them the big bucks.

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  15. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ Keeping Stock (9,669 comments) says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Clearly you aren’t aware, or choose to forget the monumental ‘f-ups’ that were made during the English campaign. When you stoop so low as to start picking on another’s spelling mistake, you really need to be sure that your own team’s history is perfect.

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  16. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    It is the blatant bald faced hypocrisy that bothers me more; mind you if they can not do something as basic as a spell check for an official release it does not install any confidence in their ability to run a country. The fact is simple under the last Labour Government the OCR was 8%+ and now it is 2.75% under National; so who was making things hard for Kiwis?

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  17. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    So, I went to WO last night to find out something about Collins. Thought that would be best seeing as she is mates with old Slato. But there’s nothing apart from finger pointing at Labour from 10 years ago. The NZH has new articles about it yesterday and today. I thought blogs were up with the play. Seems they’re more concerned with navel gazing proof reading.

    [DPF: 20 demerits. Off topic. Use general debate]

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  18. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    Cyclone Lusi is coming, vote Labour.

    :neutral:

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  19. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    It’s the shameless opportunism that pisses me off. Vote labour to defy whatever force of nature is in the news today.

    Interest rates are going up.

    Labour will tax the living fuck out of anyone actually earning an income to make it even harder.

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  20. Harriet (4,969 comments) says:

    “….When you stoop so low as to start picking on another’s spelling mistake, you really need to be sure that your own team’s history is perfect…..”

    thanks Judith – you’ve just reminded me!

    Mickey Savage mocked me last week for a spelling mistake when I was winding them up at the Stranded about Norman/Craig.

    I’ll be back later! :cool:

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  21. srylands (410 comments) says:

    “I thought blogs were up with the play.”

    I hate it when left Trolls tell people to get “up with the play” :-( given they are stuck in 1978

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  22. Rick Rowling (813 comments) says:

    Remember everybody, there’s no need to teach the 3 R’s.

    Teaching is all about producing creative, well-rounded individuals, in a completely non-measurable way.

    Spelling and grammar is SOOOOOOO last century.

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  23. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    “RRM (8,890 comments) says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 8:45 am
    Cyclone Lusi is coming, vote Labour.”

    Shouldn’t that be vote Green so they can wave the magic wand and sprinkle some magic pixie dust on it to save us all from “climate change”?

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  24. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    Someone should be kicked of the team

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  25. srylands (410 comments) says:

    Moving from the typo… the forthcoming round of interest rate rises is the Reserve Bank Act working perfectly – as intended. I can just see the first OECD review of NZ after the “changes”. There would be mass face palming by the rest of the world.

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  26. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    Very funny if that was deliberate bhudson

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  27. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    I hate it when left Trolls tell people to get “up with the play” :-( given they are stuck in 1978

    This blog seems stuck in 2013. Jude’s announced she’ll resign if she’s proven wrong on her story. Did you know that?

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  28. Cunningham (844 comments) says:

    So they are suggesting under their watch interest rates will never rise? Just like the last time they were in government? Oh wait they went up to over 8% didn’t they. Also they ignore the other side of the equation where people saving money get a better return. They are fucking clueless!

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  29. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    @itstricky,

    It was. Thank you.

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  30. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    Labour has a bit of a stutter going on… but must admit I had to read it twice to pick it up.

    Its cheap gutter politics to play on this, as the Labour caucus well knows how the OCR levers work and the strength of the NZ economy demands a small adjustment of rates now to avoid large shifts in rates later.

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  31. Harriet (4,969 comments) says:

    “…..Some one is chucking handfuls of sand into Cun*liffe’s gearbox…..”

    From Pg.3 of the Rudd Handbook.

    Well it worked for him – and he did save the ALP from a hiding under Gillard – you have to give Rudd that.

    Labour polling is now as low as the ALP’s were at this stage of the campaign –

    And Shane Jones is right now the ‘Man of the People’ in NZ Labour!

    And like Rudd he does have an unchecked ego! :cool:

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  32. Paulus (2,626 comments) says:

    I remember when my Mortgage rate was 21% with ANZ Bank. And they only ever gave a maximum $15,000 mortgage – and I had 50% equity.

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  33. flipper (4,056 comments) says:

    bhudson (4,701 comments) says:

    March 14th, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Someone should be kicked of the team

    *****

    Bugger that BH…
    They are doing an excellent job.

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  34. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Only he who is without sin, should cast the first stone!

    Quite. The typos on here are appalling…akshally. :)

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  35. EAD (1,073 comments) says:

    For every artificial change in the price of money (also known as interest rates) there are winners and losers.

    IMHO, while the government forces us to live in a world of centrally planned interest rates, rates should have a bias towards being high as it rewards the prudent and spendthrift who form the basis for the prosperity through wealth creation by saving their surpluses. High interest rates are morally a better choice as they preserve the value of savings and the rewards of work, while also lowering the price of houses, enabling many more to purchase a home as a result of their efforts. Low interest rates are a boon however for over-indebted governments ($65 billion last I heard) hence they will not rise significantly until there is a currency crisis and the Reserve Banks hand is forced.

    The best solution is to stop allowing Central Banks to manipulate the price of money. As Capitalism and the prosperity it brings are based on good old-fashioned honesty, the money at the heart of it should be both an honest store-of-value and an efficient medium of exchange. It ceases to be so when the inherent deceits of Central Banking combined with fractional reserve banking enables billions of false credit to be pumped into the system, thus lowering interest rates and forcing up prices (booms) which inevitably lead to over-valued commodities (busts).

    In summary, honest money begets honest people.

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  36. Fox (206 comments) says:

    Cyclone Lusi is coming, vote Labour.

    I’m more focused on voting National, to keep cyclone Cunliffe out.

    I really don’t think our current economy is in a position to withstand the ravishing winds of economic mismanagement and blatant vandalism that this storm would bring with it.

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  37. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    five typos or own goals in a week.

    Which is worse – a few typos or a senior minister not recognising a conflict of interest when it’s staring her in the kisser? You’re too funny.

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  38. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    I must be younger than most of y’all … my first mortgage was at 8.3% with 20% equity.

    Its time for one of those nice grandfatherly articles in the Newspaper again that explains how interest rates work. Long term average interest rates since the fundamental changes to the financial system in the early 90s has been about 7%. One could argue that rates above 7% are intended to constrain economic growth, while rates below that level are designed to bolster economic activity. A shift of the OCR from rock bottom to less rock bottom means we’re throwing fractionally less petrol on the flames, not dumping a bucket of cold water on it.

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  39. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    And this gem on Breakfast this morning.

    “I am also a human being…I think that gets lost sometimes” ~ Judith Collins

    http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/i-m-also-human-being-says-under-fire-judith-collins-video-5864815

    Meanwhile in the same interview Collins says Bryce Edwards was “nasty” in saying that she was arrogant and lacked contrition. Seems he hit the nail on the head.

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  40. hj (6,996 comments) says:

    Here’s what they don’t tell ya (is U.K but applies here)

    The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.

    He said Labour’s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its “core working class vote”.

    As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.

    Critics said the revelations showed a “conspiracy” within Government to impose mass immigration for “cynical” political reasons.

    Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html

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  41. Andronicus (219 comments) says:

    So the word “to” is repeated. Big deal.

    How small minded can you get, David?

    Don’t bother replying, this is a rhetorical question.

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  42. mandk (993 comments) says:

    I observed yesterday that food price inflation under National has been about half what it was under Labour.
    Under National, the average OCR has also been about half of what it was under Labour.
    Do socialist really care about people on Struggle Street? Like hell they do!

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  43. 3-coil (1,219 comments) says:

    Labour have obviously got Ma-Ma-Matt McCarten do-do-doing their p-p-proof reading, so this ty-ty-type of error won’t be to-to-too rare in this cam-cam-campaign.

    Edit: DPF – I think it’s a low blow to mock Matt’s disabilities as he tries so so hard to settle into his new job.

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  44. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    The literals/typos we experience daily in our newspapers, highlight English standards of our left-wing members of society . . . those that don’t want a bar of charter schools. Good Lord!

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  45. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    @ross69: I sincerely hope your efforts in your day job don’t reflect a similar, permanent lean to the left of centre…..

    It could be bad for business. 8O

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  46. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    The OCR is to be reviewed four more times prior to the election. This may not be the last rise in interest rates prior to the election. Unless of course Key and English have a word to officials at the RBNZ, but that would never happen…the Nats are beyond reproach. :)

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  47. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    Ignoring Labour’s lack of attention to detail and getting back to the Reserve Bank…

    The economy is growing strongly. Unemployment is reducing. Interest rates are about a third what they were under Labour. Manufacturing is growing. The regions are growing. Inflation is low, and power and food price rises are a lot lower than they were under the last government. And we’re closing in on parity with the Aussie dollar, so even if you haven’t had a salary increase in years you’re still about 25% better off when compared with Australians. The Reserve Bank Act is working just fine. Why on earth would you trust Cunliffe and Norman to arse things up by printing money, or creating inflation, or whatever it is that they plan to do? That is just insane.

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  48. Mark1 (90 comments) says:

    The OCR when Labour was elected in 1999 was 5% – by their final year in charge it was 8.25. It has been steady on 2.5% virtually throughout National’s time in Government. Are Labour really that thick?: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/monetary_policy/ocr/

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  49. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Mark1, I am guessing you never passed ECON 101.

    Moreover, you seem to be saying that Governments – and not the RB – control the OCR. Interesting theory…

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  50. Mark1 (90 comments) says:

    Ross, it was in reference to the advertisement at the top of the comments where Labour is whining about the OCR (by way of interest rates) being too high at 2.75%. I would have thought my implied reference to Labour’s hypocrisy over such whining was abundantly clear. Obviously not clear enough for Labour shills such as yourself. I apologise for my implication being too subtle.

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  51. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    ross69: Why do you not stick to your rainbow room discussions and keep away from here. People like you, a self-confessed leech, living off another’s income, have the credibility of rodents and are fit only for “The Standard”. If you have economics ability (which I doubt), why are you not working; were you found to have a CV similar to that of Cunliffe?

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  52. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    “you seem to be saying that Governments – and not the RB – control the OCR. Interesting theory…”

    I thought the message in Labour’s infographic was that if you vote them in they will control the OCR. Scary prospect.

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  53. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    The other thing that annoys me is that they are not giving any detail what so ever about what changes they are proposing; they don’t expect us to take them on trust surely? They have not learned anything since the end of their last term in Government and the subsequent campaign failures. You really do have to wonder about people who constantly repeat the same mistakes but expecting a different outcome. The electorate does not want to see mudslinging personal attacks and are sick of the negativity. What they want is a party which is positive and has policy that is well thought out, well budgeted and that will actually do what they claim. Instead they are constantly negative about the country in the face of all the positive economic indicators and make broad disingenuous policy statement without any detail. That is when they are not infighting.

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  54. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    I thought the message in Labour’s infographic was that if you vote them in they will control the OCR

    That’s not the message at all. Parliament can make changes to the Reserve Bank Act, just as it can make changes to any legislation. If Labour has a mandate to do that, I presume you won’t be complaining.

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  55. burt (8,269 comments) says:

    ross69

    Printing money won’t drive up interest rates or inflation – well, not if Labour do it!

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  56. Lindsay Addie (1,511 comments) says:

    Labour is trying to make political headway on things economic. Well fair enough, but all their bitching about the RBA and interest rate rises etc. can be shot down by the Nats if English introduces carefully planned and targeted tax cuts in the Budget…..

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  57. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    You really expect tax cuts in this budget?

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  58. Lindsay Addie (1,511 comments) says:

    mikenmild,

    Not sure, but its election year so anything is possible.

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  59. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    I think any tax cuts would have been well and truly signalled by now, to make the most of such a significant change. There has been no indication that the government plans anything ambitious in this, or any other, area.

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  60. burt (8,269 comments) says:

    mikenmild

    Hopefully the government will put taxes up, spend more and drive inflation & interest rates up. I say this because apparently it’s good when the government tank the economy… Key might be called the best PM ever if he roots the economy like the last Labour team did.

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  61. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    So how bad was the economy by 2008 and what drastic steps did National take to fix it?

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  62. jcuk (686 comments) says:

    Perhaps the writers are interested in the ballet … tutu’s etc Though hardly needed with today’s fashions.

    As one with some savings I hope the rise in the OCR will result in better returns for me. I have little sympathy for the home buyers caught by interest increases. For some time it has been obvious that interest rates were going up so people taking on large loans were fools and those permitting it … I cannot think of a polite word for them.

    As one with fingers with brains of their own I try to proof-read what they type for me …I reccomend that to others here.

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  63. Harriet (4,969 comments) says:

    Cunliffe can’t make any capital out of this as he is a depositor rather than a borrower…….oh wait….

    ………has anyone calculated how much capital Cunliffe will actually make from the rise? :cool:

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  64. hane (69 comments) says:

    How hard is it to proof read 12 words or so?

    Pot. Kettle.

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  65. convicted radical (65 comments) says:

    The probably use Whale Oil’s sub-editor……

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  66. Jim (398 comments) says:

    It’s a joke, surely. “Economically illiterate” — get it? Cleverly mixed in with irony (think 4th Labour govt. OCR)

    Brilliant self satire. Well done!

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  67. ShawnLH (5,017 comments) says:

    Total Muppets.

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  68. Ryan Sproull (7,136 comments) says:

    I jokingly suggested on Twitter that this is a clever move to keep people reading their messages. Now I kind of wonder if it is. Or became so after the first few unintentional mistakes. A sort of Where’s Wally of campaign messages.

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  69. Ross12 (1,425 comments) says:

    “So how bad was the economy by 2008 and what drastic steps did National take to fix it?”

    As the GFC followed soon after, what the Govt. did was to very successfully manage the economy so it has not been further damaged by the effects of the GFC and we have come out the other end on track and the economy is starting to grow again.
    Is that enough for you mikenmild ?

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  70. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    So nothing specific of any great note then?

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  71. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    we have come out the other end on track and the economy is starting to grow again.

    So no need for asset sales…

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  72. seanmaitland (500 comments) says:

    Sorry for being slightly off-topic, but can someone explain why the RB is lifting rates right when the economy is starting to kick off again?

    Lifting rates is going to stall spending, debt repayment and increase the exchange rate which is going to hurt exporters, which will in turn cost jobs?

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  73. srylands (410 comments) says:

    “Sorry for being slightly off-topic, but can someone explain why the RB is lifting rates right when the economy is starting to kick off again?”

    Inflation.

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  74. Ross12 (1,425 comments) says:

    mikenmild

    If you cannot see the big picture then there is no point in answering your question.

    ross69 — asset sales are part of managing the economy. If you would prefer a printing press then so be it.

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  75. srylands (410 comments) says:

    “So no need for asset sales…”

    The rationale for asset sales has nothing to do with business cycles.

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  76. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    ross69:

    If Labour has a mandate to do that, I presume you won’t be complaining.

    Heh, unlike yourself and the other lefty whingers who haven’t stopped complaining since 2008.
    As it happens though, you presume correctly. I’m in a strong enough position to weather a lefty government until they implode.

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  77. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    “So no need for asset sales…”

    No need to change the RBA did you mean?

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  78. seanmaitland (500 comments) says:

    @srylands – but inflation has been running at a low for the last couple of years? What inflation are you talking about?

    Its not going to stop demand for houses in Auckland, so it can’t be that.

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  79. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    For those who are bringing up asset sales there is a crucial difference. We knew what the policy was BEFORE the election in 2011; did not Phil Goff claim the election was a referendum on asset sales. Labour are just saying we are going to do something but we won’t tell you until AFTER the election.

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  80. Viking2 (11,467 comments) says:

    You should be ashamed you lot.
    You are putting down a writer with a stutter.

    Your bad.
    :lol; :lol:

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  81. Henry64 (83 comments) says:

    The economy is already strong and doesn’t need “strengthening” by a bunch of economic illiterates! Keep politicians away from the Reserve Bank fullstop.

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  82. mandk (993 comments) says:

    @ seanmaitland
    You need to adjust your driving before you hit the bump in the road.
    If you try to dampen inflation after it has increased, you are already too late.

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  83. Grendel (1,002 comments) says:

    So just to clarify, Labour are so upset by a .25% rise in the official cash rate, they are going to ‘fix’ it so rates don’t go up (like to the 11% floating i was dealing with with my mortgage clients in 2007/8)?

    So do they hate old people? because if they keep rates low, they keep term deposit interest rates low as well.

    so either they let the ‘market’ of the reserve bank have its ebb and flow and sometimes savers win and other times borrowers do, or they artificially keep the OCR low, dooming savers to low interest rates on their deposits. and the people who mostly invest in fixed interest are old people.

    New Slogan, Labour hates hates old people.

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  84. Steve (North Shore) (4,561 comments) says:

    I’m sure Labour makes these stuffups on purpose just to attract the attention of this on the same planet as them.
    This is clever design by smart people.
    Paris in the
    the Spring

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  85. OneTrack (3,089 comments) says:

    “I’m in a strong enough position to weather a lefty government until they implode.”

    I’m not. :-(

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  86. OneTrack (3,089 comments) says:

    b1gdaddynz

    Labour are just saying they are going to do something but they won’t work out what until after the election. (Russel hasn’t told them yet?) fify.

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  87. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ OneTrack (1,795 comments) says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    What? Two terms of this wonderful efficient National government, and you’re not in a strong position – that can’t be right, surely???

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  88. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    to to to

    tooooooooooooo

    Much BS in NZ politica already

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