Goff goofs the numbers

On the day that Phil Goff needed a faultless execution of his tax grab plan to appear credible he has goofed.

Labour has now spent these dividends many times over.

In Government Michael Cullen claimed the dividends from power companies would be used for new energy generation, then David Parker promised to spend the money to fund the uncosted home insulation programme.

In September 2009 Phil Goff said Labour wouldn’t actually take the dividends at all and yesterday Labour said they needed the dividends for something else altogether.

These power companies are amazing.  It seems you can spend their dividends over, and over, and over again.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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