This ad outlines the case against Government being the agent of growth, something of a mantra for Republicans. This is very different to here where the allegedly right wing National government wastes hundreds of millions of dollars on corporate welfare. Steven Joyce thinks governments can pick winners, or at least he can, and is frantically picking them all over the place, including massive subsidies for farming intensification.
Lord only knows why the Labour Party haven’t seized on this. They could be bashing Joyce and Bennett as scrooges who will reef money back from the minor league bludgers on the DPB and the dole, but keep dishing it out to the wealthy business bludgers or farming bludgers who keep sticking their hand out.
The Republicans call this for what it is. Socialism. Steven Joyce’s market distorting department and their corporate welfare programs should be cut quicker than the NZSO.