The Civilian has a post about the Green’s flip flop on printing money willy-nilly. I’m not sure it is satire, it seems very accurate.
Green Party co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have admitted today that their policy of printing fake money and using it to pay for things was “not our best idea,” though they did believe it was “certainly up there.”
While the co-leaders said they were disappointed that the police had caught them attempting to purchase seven truckloads of Pink Batts with forged notes, they acknowledged that it was “time to give it up” and “move onto something else.”
For half a year now, under the direction of Norman, the Green Party has been forging counterfeit money and using it to purchase things as part of what it calls a “quantitative easing” scheme to help alleviate the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and bring down the New Zealand dollar. Read more »
It certainly looks like someone has leaked Labour’s internal polling to the Herald cartoonist.
Numbers starting with two aren’t much fun and certainly explains the panic and leaking going on from within Labour.
The Green/Labour bloc manufactured a manufacturing crisis and on Monday thy released their “report” in the matter. It was more of a strategic withdrawal after figures and statistics proved they had manufactured the crisis and that manufacturing is in fact on the rise.
Another report also pours scorn on the Green/Labour bloc’s manufactured crisis.
Another survey has dented claims by Opposition political parties that New Zealand’s exporting manufacturing industries are in a state of crisis.
Labour leader David Shearer and economic development spokesman David Clark were hot on the case yesterday, claiming the Government had its head buried when it came to the state of the manufacturing industries.
However, the annual DHL Export Barometer – which canvassed 277 firms in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and professional services sectors – found 59% of companies were confident export orders would increase in the next 12 months, up from the record low of 51% in last year’s survey.
Fifty-four percent of exporters were expecting profitability to rise over the same period, despite the strong currency. Read more »