Phil’s Flip Flop on Super

In July 2011 Phil Goff had this to say about raising the retirement age:

Labour leader Phil Goff says his party has a plan to meet the future costs of superannuation without raising the pension age.

Mr Goff says Labour does not believe raising the age of eligibility is necessary.

“We think that we can avoid that alternative through the mechanisms that we’ve put in place in the past that the Government has stopped funding – the Cullen Fund – and through a policy that’s not a one-off sale of state assets, but one that will raise tax revenue on an ongoing basis.”

Nek minnit!

Good grief  only 4 months later and his is now telling the nation the exact opposite, I just bet that if he got elected he would flip flop again.

He said labour wouldn’t do a capital gains tax in February and then announced a capital gains tax in August. He said labour wouldn’t raise the retirement age in July and then announced in October they would. Labour and Phil Goff simply can’t be trusted.

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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.