Applies not only to America, but most of the western democracies.
Most on the right know one thing. High taxes kill off economies. There’s a pretty well known economics rule that anything above 20 cents in the dollar is counterproductive. In other words, the further above 20% you go, the more you kill off the economy relative to what you get in taxes.
When Reagan cut taxes revenue increased. Socialist will never admit this of course, and go spare if you point it out, for its a truth that really messes with the old Marxist plan to grind the middle class between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Here is what the grinning idiot Key said as reported in The Dominion today-
“Of course, if we could have lower personal taxes, we think that would stimulate the economy – but we just can’t afford it,”
Read that guys and girls- John Key’s Nats “can’t afford” an improvement in the economy. This is the kind of wonder boy economic literacy that is going to save us from economic disaster? Yeah right.
Key is just another Keynesian socialist without a clue, and that’s a description that you could probably apply to almost every National Party member. After all, Key is their leader and they all support him. Read more »
Well, we tried to tell ‘em. For some years we on the real right have been telling the fake right like John Key and Bill English, usurpers who have made the National Party a sub branch of Labour, to take steps to save NZ from the coming economic tsunami.
They haven’t listened, and now its far too late. When the tsunami arrives, NZ will be far more devastated than if English and Key had done what they should have done, ie closed off all leaks of taxpayer money, stopped borrowing millions a week to keep the public service going, stopped redistributing wealth that doesn’t really exist, stopped dolling out more money that doesn’t exist to tribalistic separatists, stopped picking “winners”, refused to participate in the Kyoto ETS scam, and a hundred other things that should have been done with the objective of reducing government spending by at least 75%.
Instead John “Mr. Popular” Key just smiled and Bill just waffled.
After the 2009 election of National, we saw the same old unnecessary ministries with the same old unnecessary budgets and the same old unnecessary bureaucrats, dragging this country down into the socialist gutter. Like Europe has been dragged down.
This election, no change.
So far, politicians in Europe have held 19 high-level emergency meetings in an attempt to solve their crisis. All of their efforts have failed. Right now, this is the situation in Europe-
-Most EU governments are drowning in toxic levels of debt
-Bond yields have risen dramatically this year and this has caused borrowing costs for most EU members to soar
-In an attempt to get debt under control, governments all over Europe are implementing brutal austerity measures and this is causing European economies to slow down substantially
-There is a tremendous lack of confidence in the European financial system at this point and this is causing a massive credit crunch
-The credit crunch is causing the money supply to drop significantly in almost every nation in the EU
-Major banks all over Europe are massively overleveraged and are on the verge of failing
This is all so similar to what occurred back during the early 1930s. Brace yourselves readers, change is on its way.
Kalifornia is one of the states the left sought to conquer first in their long march to take over the United States of America. Along with New York and Illinois and some mid western states of economic importance, this would be the jewel in the left’s grand plan.
Conquer it they did, and as the left do everywhere they gain control, they ruined Kalifornia. Its now a bankrupt derelict shell facing massive economic collapse.
I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news readers, but if there is one lesson I have learned in life it is that one must always strive to see things as they really are. Delusion is for the left. We on the right deal in reality.
Kalifornia has been ruled by leftists delusionists for too long and now pays the price. (don’t mention Schwarzneggar, just a hopeless Hollywod commie posing as a Republican, like so many of them) They have spent far too much money for decades. When it was obvious to even blind Freddy that they were spending too much, they went on spending.
California’s three largest pension systems have promised $500 billion beyond their current ability to make those payments to retirees, according to a study released to today by Stanford University Professor and former Democratic Assemblyman Joe Nation and a student researcher
The worthless Schwarzneggar was replaced by Gerry Brown, another communist who knows no other way to govern other than tax and spend. There’s no way out for Kalifornia. They have voted themselves into economic oblivion.
Look for the parallels readers.
John Key said some time ago there was nothing he could do to help NZers suffering financial disadvantage because of the global economic downturn.
I thought of this comment as I read the amazing list of Ministries and government services we apparently cannot do without. The list identifies the politicians who have been given charge of these departments. That is depressing enough on its own, but how many of these ministries are duplicated, and how many are unnecessary.
John Key can help those suffering, and he can do it by reducing the number of Ministries and firing all of the pen pushers therein in employed. Key needs to know that there is no unending supply of money to support these extravagances.
They are supported by taxation of the private sector, and if the private sector goes down, there’s no tax and therefore no government departments.
Here’s my (rough) list of Ministries and services Key should abandon if he truly wants to financially help NZers-
Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Minister for Social Development, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Climate Change Issues, Minister of Local Government, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Racing, Minister of Science and Innovation, Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Transport, Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Education, Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Minister of State Services, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister of Trade, Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Housing, Minister of Tourism, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Minister of Conservation, Minister of Labour, Minister for Food Safety, Associate Minister of Immigration, Associate Minister for Primary Industries, Minister of Commerce, Minister of Broadcasting, Associate Minister for ACC, Associate Minister of Education, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Minister for Building and Construction, Minister of Civil Defence, Associate Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Transport, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens, Associate Minister of Health, Minister of Courts, Associate Minister of Justice, Associate Minister of Social Development, Minister of Revenue, Associate Minister of Conservation, Associate Minister of Health, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Minister for Small Business, Associate Minister of Commerce, Associate Minister of Education, Minister of Maori Affairs, Associate Minister of Corrections, Associate Minister of Education, Minister for Whanau Ora, Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister of Health, Associate Minister of Housing, Associate Minister for Social Development, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
These are selected for a couple of reasons-
1) because they’re useless politically correct and costly farces, or
2) because they could easily be part of another Ministry. The problems caused by duplication of responsibilities must be unending.
The elimination of even half of these useless departments would save the NZ productive sector billions.
Can’t help NZers in financial difficulty John Key?
Hollow words from a hollow man at the head of a hollow party.
NZ political commentators are not nearly so varied in their media opinions as their Australian colleagues. A large part of that difference is I think, down to The Australian newspaper and private education. The left still control Australia, but the counter offensive is much stronger there than in NZ. (hence Bob Brown’s attacks on The Australian)
NZ media identify pretty constantly with the left, but I have noticed over the last few years, a gradual drift away from the Labour style of leftism, to the Green style of leftism.
I guess this is due to new journalists being completely soaked in green propaganda by the Green’s use of the education system to force their religious convictions on gullible and impressionable youth. Much like Hitler did with his brown shirted Hitler Jugend.
Well, I guess that’s one way to do it if your arguments cannot be seen as convincing to rational and worldly wise adults.
So we’re seeing a shift away from Labour style leftism to the equally as destructive leftism of the watermelons, and most of this shift is driven by the mainstream media, which is today determined to propagandise for the “green” left.
The media’s sympathy for nakedly Marxist left wing causes has brought it far enough into disrepute, and I wonder just what it now seeks to do to the craft of journalism by turning it into an even worse propaganda device for “green” Marxism.
Whereas the routine Marxist style left only relied on a kind of ideological untruth, the Green Marxists have to actually lie straight out. For example, the old left would say something conceptual like “Nirvana awaits all who embrace Marxism”.
Whereas the new “green” left says capitalism is destroying the world and the truth of this statement can be demonstrated by means of the fact that Tuvalu is being submerged by rising sea levels.
Tuvalu is not being submerged by rising sea levels. This is a lie. However the media, and the pathetic little brainwashed noobs working within that discredited profession, stubbornly cling to this lie.
So we have a much more serious distortion of truth than we had before. Journalists who are brainwashed with Green propaganda straight out lie for their cause. They present distortions of fact and perversions of truth and they do it often and unashamedly.
In NZ there is virtually no dissent from the green Marxist political line in the mainstream media. So we have the trade of journalism being utterly abused to bring us not only Marxist driven ideological rubbish, but also to weave into that deceit, straight out lies to benefit the Green Party.
NZ is awash in green lies. These lies emanate from the mouths of politicians, but are just as widely propagated by a perverted media filled with Goebbels like propagandists rather than traditional journalists.
I think many people are awake to the fact that NZ’s media are a bunch of lying watermelons. This awareness can only grow as the lies become more widespread and more blatant. You would think real journalists would do something to preserve their craft wouldn’t you?
I guess they are just too few in numbers these days. Or maybe they too recognise that its just too late for journalism, and all they can do is mourn its death. Just another of our many public institutions destroyed by the left.
Anti-capitalist leftist loons across the globe are attacking western economies on many fronts. Among the more significant of these attacks is their current assault on hydraulic fracturing, or fraccing as it is called in the industry.
Fraccing is the process of pumping special fluids into an oil or gas bearing formation at very high pressure with the aim of increasing the flow potential of the productive formation. These fluids can be very specialized or they can be plain water, depending on the situation. Sometimes explosives are used rather than fluid under pressure.
Shale gas is a cheap energy source that will allow tremendous economic growth in the west. Naturally the communists want to undermine it, and the attacks on fraccing are part of this strategy.
The Marcellus Shale field in Ohio has had around 80,000 wells drilled into its production zones and most if not all of these have been fracced. The fraccing operations have been strictly monitored by Ohio’s state Environmental Protection Agency. There have been no damaging or destructive side effects recorded. No hazards were ever posed to drinking water in the surrounding areas.
Fraccing has proved to be one of the safest and cleanest methods for extracting natural gas. In 2009 it created 72,000 jobs in the US.
We need it here in NZ, and we can do so much better than listen to the incoherent whining and the fifth rate unscientific and technically ignorant analysis of fear mongering Watermelons like Catherine Delahunty and her mainstream media comrades (like Tracy Barnett).
We need the gas, we need the energy and we need the employment, and given there’s really no rational case against fraccing then let’s get the hell on with it.