election 2014

Nostalgia

I was just digging through some old posts and thought these would be fun to look back on, given that we are roughly in the same stage of the election cycle three years on.

Not even $5m was enough to get people to betray their country and fellow Kiwis to help out Kim. ? Read more »

That didn’t take long: loophole found in National’s Education Policy

loophole_yellowGood teachers can earn more money.

But there is a catch.

It is truly dreadful.

Only eagle-eyed PPTA and NZEI union officials with the help of militant teachers and school principals have been able to figure it out.

And it is devastating.

Even though teachers that deliver excellent results will get financially rewarded…

Get ready for the loophole…

Unless they keep performing at that level, the money will be taken away again.

Yeah. ?Let?that sink in for a minute. ? Read more »

Rich vs Poor? Yeah, that’s the battle for middle New Zealand

Labour are so beholden to their union faction, they can’t even make the shift to the political middle ground for the election. ?Tracy Watkins explains, poorly

The divide between the haves and have-nots is shaping up as a battleground issue at the election. With the political year barely past its first week, Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe are painting two starkly different pictures of New Zealand. In Key?s New Zealand, household incomes have been rising faster than the cost of living across the board and income inequality has been declining. “Despite what our political opponents try to claim, it is simply not true that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer,” Key told a business audience during his state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday. But Cunliffe?s reply next week will talk about a very different New Zealand ? one where the poor are being left behind by the economic recovery.

The poor. Define “the poor” David. ?? Read more »

Cartoon of the Day

Cunner's campaign

Credit: SonovaMin

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