Reality Check Please!

One Whaleoil commenter isn’t allowing others to wallow in self-pity

by Terra_Watt

You people keep whinging about socialism and yet National spent $1 Billion just on a prison! It also spent many billions on road infrastructure, a failure of a bike track, shitty helicopters from Australia etc etc or and National maintained Welfare over its course.

Were you people blind in those times?

Is socialism only an issue when another party does it?


My personal take is you need both Capitalism and Socialism.

New Zealand is a nation, not a rental place. It needs an army, a police, air force, navy, road infrastructure, communications infrastructure, research into science and engineering that are beyond the return initiative of the market etc etc.

If you hate welfare, then just name the particular government service you think is a waste of money. Because it’s very likely that you are secretly are a socialist!

Just socialist lite.


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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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