The Speaker accused a parliamentary staffer of rape in June 2019. Tonight he explains why.
This seems to be a festering sore that isn't going away
no, they are simply saying that the speaker is out of order doing what he is doing and it has already cost millions for the tax payer.Interesting that National is sideing with the guy accused of sexual offending, with a police investigation still on going.
But then it shouldn't surprise that they promoted a guy who in my opinion was grooming 12 year olds on snapchat.
But theres a left wing agenda shutting everything down...
Huge borrowing, rents increases have been restricted, pay increases frozen, interfering with the independence of the Reserve Bank, looking at reintroducing stamp duty, rising inflation, low productivity. I wonder whose book on economic theory Grant Robinson has been reading?Inflation ramping up... rents ramping up... but pay freeze for teachers, police, nurses, public sector for the next 3 years. Owww... Essentially pay cuts!
THIS is the result of our massive debt. I hope some party political people reflect that this is the the same tough choices that National had to make after 2008.
I hope those same people bitch about the government running government services down now. But non politically it’s the price you pay for economic shocks. I didn’t blame National then and I don’t blame Labour now. Debt projections are dire and we have to prepare for any potential future shocks.
What I find interesting is some of the similarities between what National did after the GFC and what Labour are currently doing such as targeted expense reduction. And then other parts are polar opposites designed to appeal to their voter base. While National reduced government spending they also (foolishly in my opinion) gave tax cuts to top earners. In my opinion, they should have kept the top tax rates the same (but increased the thresholds where it changes from one bracket to the next) and reduced the lower tax rates.Where is Grant getting his advice from?
Debt reduction, at this time, seems foolish.
Don't knock arts degrees. Plenty of smart folk have them.He’s drawing in his arts degree to think deeply about all his decisions...
He is one of the sharpest tools in a very blunt box...just saying like. I do feel sorry for him in this. Bill English did the same and because he did we were well placed to handle the pandemic.I like Grant, clearly a smart dude.
The wage freeze will also make filled positions harder. Who would want to work for the government knowing there was no chance of a salary increase for three years.He is one of the sharpest tools in a very blunt box...just saying like. I do feel sorry for him in this. Bill English did the same and because he did we were well placed to handle the pandemic.
Conversely Joe Biden is borrowing like there is no tomorrow.
I cannot honestly say who is doing the right thing, but the wage freeze is going to send more brains across the Tasman.
Mike, I see you subscribe to Bernard Hickey.The wage freeze will also make filled positions harder. Who would want to work for the government knowing there was no chance of a salary increase for three years.
Worse than that is a number of civil servants didn’t get an increase last year because of COVID. How many of us would like to go four years without an increase in pay? Will the PM instruct the Remuneration Authority not to give Ministers and MP’s a pay increase for the next three years?
It’s not so much a knock on an arts degree it’s just that economics is a complex, specialist area and he’s literally running the country.Don't knock arts degrees. Plenty of smart folk have them.
I like Grant, clearly a smart dude. He won't be making these decisions by himself.
There seems to be parallels with bad ideas from the past, which makes me think there is entrenched thinking somewhere within the system (treasury etc).