Bitch fight over research fund

Rivals battle over $700m fund – 13 Mar 2008 – Politics: New Zealand Political News, Analysis and Comment including 2008 election coverage – NZ Herald

John Key says the fund is a gimmick, Clark says he has his facts wrong. The fact is both of them have neglected to tell Kiwis the reason by this massive increase in research funding in an industry that through Labours own stupid and flawed carbon trading scheme is exempt from and is now essentially subsidised by every other industry in New Zealand. It isn’t often you will find me agreeing with the Greens, but wonders will never cease.

Silly me thinking that the time of subsidies had long passed.