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    Profile photo of joybeljoybel
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    joybel

    So Winston will be at the helm when the Prime Minister is on parental leave. Wonders will never cease.

    #1663537
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    That’s it drlivingstone, if you don’t like the news, pretend you haven’t heard it. Better still bury your head in the sand as things will get much worse when Winnie takes over. The old secret squirrel agreement in the top secret CoL document nearly out of the bag trick eh.

    Back to business you say. What business? The Col haven’t started anything meaningful yet, like buying land, building houses, planting trees, cleaning all the polluted rivers, fencing all waterways, ending poverddy, ending homelessness, ending people living in cars. Oh that’s right, silly me, the election buildup is well and truly over and the actors have all gone home.

    Now you tell me after the long Christmas break on full pay, the poor overworked caucus darlings need a two day all expenses paid break away.
    A trougher’s life must be almost unbearable.

    #1663538
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Ah yes joybel, 95% of voters didn’t want him. The joys of secret squirrel politics eh.

    #1663542
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    doogie

    Shane Jones can,t claim 50 million trees have been planted already when they would have been planted had Labour not been around. How do you explain that one Dr L?

    #1663566
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    lilith7

    “The state can’t do it alone… it’s about $8000 a hectare to buy land so I don’t have the necessary money to scream around buying the land.

    “But I’m assured by the officials they will go out and find the necessary blocks of land. It’s going to ramp up.”

     

    Then it seems that,like many new govts,the Coalition is having a few problems. Most govts manage to sort out their problems don’t they though it can take a bit of time.

    And few,if any,have managed to work wonders during the end of year holiday break. Like the one which has just ended. 🙄

     

    The recent election had what was said to be the highest turnout since 2005. That’s quite a lot of people voting for change,isn’t it.

     

     

    #1663568
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    doogie

    Policy on the hoof with no due dilgence is becoming a hallmark of this government. How many voters were sucked in by granduose notions that no homework had been done on. by this scurilous lot.

    #1663573
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    drlivingstone

    Doogie The 100 day plan is on track and much has already been achieved so Policy on the Hoof &Scurilous both big NOS  Much has already been achieved even with the holiday season I am expecting The Prime Minister and her Coalition to give us an update by January 29th  if not sooner.But when I look at some of the achievements to date none of them are policy on the Hoof or scurilous.The 100day plan is reshaping New Zealand politics with paid parental leave,free tertiary education and legalising access to medicinal cannabis Add on The Healthy Homes Guarantees Bill and the stopping of the sales of State Huses and the establishment of Tha Affordable Homes Authority and An interm KIWIBUILD Unit beginning and legislation towards the Families Package inc Winter Fuel PaymentBest Start.Resuming contributions to The NZ Super Fund to help safeguard the provision of universal super at age 65  and setting a Child Poverty Target,changing the Public Finance Act and increasing the minimum wage  to improve fairness in the workplace.Establishing the TAX Working Group well underway. as well as PIKE RIVER RECOVERY Agency.And setting up an inquiry into abuse of children  in state care,and a beginning to set up The Independent Climate Commission setting zero carbon emissions goal  and then there is Forestry with NZ Forestry Service in Rotorua Lots more to come and more debate eh?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1663587
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    drlivingstone, Great that you’ve brought up the wondrous 100 day plan again.
    Much has already been achieved you say.
    Let’s look at your bullet points then.
    1. paid parental leave. A stroke of the pen. Tick.
    2. free tertiary education. OK if at October last year, you hadn’t planned to go to university. For those consider it a do anything you like for a year gift but good luck on the accomodation side. For the rest who were going anyway, money in the bank for the rich parents. Tick.
    3. legalising access to medicinal cannabis. A stroke of the pen. Tick.
    4. The Healthy Homes Guarantees Bill. Another stroke of the pen but no tick because not one home has been altered. A stroke of a pen doesn’t change the state of any house.
    5. stopping of the sales of State Houses. Yet another stroke of the pen but no tick because some of those houses will have to be modernised/repaired before being offered to new tenants.
    6. the establishment of The Affordable Homes Authority. Set up yet another costly govt dept. What’s that achieved? Nothing. Big salaries for Labour’s mates. No tick.
    7. An interm KIWIBUILD Unit. Is that something to do with the promise to kick start the Kiwibuild programme of building affordable starter homes for first homebuyers in the first 100 days? No houses started let alone completed yet. No tick.
    8. the Families Package inc Winter Fuel PaymentBest Start. Another stroke of the pen but only half a tick. Prior to the election Labour were promising the figures of $450 and $700 for the Winter Fuel Payment. It’s since been revealed the actual figures are less than half.
    9. Resuming contributions to The NZ Super Fund. And how was that achieved? More borrowing. More debt. Half a tick.
    10. setting a Child Poverty Target. Part of the Families Package? no tick.
    11. changing the Public Finance Act . Yet another stroke of the pen but all that achieves is an annual report. No tick
    12. increasing the minimum wage. Another stroke of the pen. Ill thought out as costs and inflation increase as well. No tick.
    13. Establishing the TAX Working Group. Another committee. More big salaries for Labour’s buddies. Big deal NOT. Nothing changes this term. No tick.
    14 PIKE RIVER RECOVERY Agency. Another committee. Big deal NOT. Another broken promise. Labour promised to enter the mine, no ifs, no buts, immediately after the election. No tick.
    15. setting up an inquiry into abuse of children in state care. Groan, another committee. No tick.
    16. set up The Independent Climate Commission setting zero carbon emissions goal. Groan groan enough said. No tick.
    17. and then there is Forestry eh? A billion trees? Nup. Half a billion? Probably not. Got any land to plant said trees on? Nup. Got any money to buy land to plant said trees on? Nup. Nephews (to be next generation planters) off the couch and off the dole? Nup.

    So out of 17 wondrous items, how many have actually achieved anything?
    Four.

    #1663589
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    drlivingstone

    mommabear,  Haha.Love the humour.Keep it up. 😀  Looking forward to an update soon. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1663591
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    drlivingstone

    mommabear, The 100day plan.

    So you object to The Minister of Finance making an investment in the future    borrowing  restarting  The NZ Super Fund payments  even though the return on investments make it worthwhile but you didn,t or don,t object to tax cuts for the rich or eg corporate handouts of  saudisheepgate or vanity projects like  Flaggate?The NZ SUPER Fund has a return rate of around 10 percent.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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