Bernard Hickey is confused

Bernard Hickey is becoming ever shrill theses days. Take his latest article in the Herald. He is having a fit about John Key and borrowing and a swipe at selling the Crafar Farms to the highest bidder rather than the knock down price that Michael Fay was seeking.

But the single line that makes his whole article farcical is this one:

The only way to end our addiction to overspending is to throw out the enablers of foreign borrowing and selling assets to foreign interests.

As one of my commenters notes that is “one” way, but i’m not even sure that Hickey’s suggestion would break the addiction to overspending.

Electing fiscal conservatives and responsible guardians of the public purse is probably the best way. Weaning the population fo their addiction to welfare is certainly another way too..in fact fiscal conservatism, weaning off welfarism, and the time honoured proven method of cutting our coat according to our cloth would solve a great many ills in this country.

This country has an entitlement epidemic. We need to inoculate ourselves from debt fueled by “entitlements” voted by a population of net tax takers rather than the net tax payers.

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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