John Key was called an “arsehole” by one of the self obsessed entitlement mentality welfare class that is crippling this country. What’s Key’s response to this charge? Just hopeless meaningless waffle. Here is an excellent chance for him to really send a message. The media is focused. Its a slow news day. Key should have said something with impact. But he cannot. He cannot because he just does not have the damn conviction that is needed to underpin his role as Prime Minister of a Conservative government. Key does not understand the cause and he does not believe in the cause and he does not believe in himself as a politician. It grows clearer and clearer by the minute that this guy is just in it for the personal glory.
All Key did in response to this selfish bludger’s whining was tell her to keep believing in the ponzi scheme of socialism. That eventually, if she just kept with the faith, big government would save her. “Its only a matter of time, but eventually, I will make it better for you. Socialism will start working, and you, with your six kids and no job will have the wealth and prosperity that everyone who lives in New Zealand and votes for Labour or National should have as their right.”
The NZ Herald- Mr Key said the Government had a broad approach to help those on low incomes, including lifting the minimum wage from $12 an hour to $13 an hour, across-the-board tax cuts and the 90-day trial period for new workers that has reportedly created more jobs. “We’ve done as good a job as we can in the conditions we’ve got to try and help low-income New Zealanders.” He said many houses in McGehan Close had benefited from the Government’s home-insulation programme. “It’s a long process, lifting the opportunities for New Zealanders on low incomes. No one is arguing that.”
Mostly just worthless platitudinous rubbish. Sure the tax cuts and the 90 day period are good ideas but they’re too little and too late, and canceled out by the other measure Key wrongly sees as beneficial anyway. But this piece is not meant to be a critique of what the government has done or has not done. Its purpose is to point out the shortcomings in John Key’s thinking and his rhetoric.
Key should have used this event to send a sharp message of truth. He should have said that we cannot go on expecting government to pick up the tab for every wrong decision people make in their lives. That if people make choices, they are going to have to face the consequences of those choices. He should have said that the burden of trying to make life comfortable for those who continually make bad choices is crippling the country, destroying its ability to create wealth, and will eventually see us all in the same gutter as the legion of bludgers who expect so much from the rest of NZ. As if it is their right.
He should have said that government could only do so much, and that it was up to each and every individual to make what they could of their lives. That a man making the right choices for himself and his family cannot continue to succeed if he is forced to pay for three other families in his street who continually make wrong choices. Eventually that man will go away, and the plight of those who were trained to be careless by the redistributive policies of socialist governments (like the one Key heads) will then worsen.
Key could have said so much in the same vein. But he didn’t. He just mumbled worn out cliches and lies about how socialism wasn’t working under Helen Klark but would work under the National government if we just kept tinkering around the edges for a bit longer. Hopeless. Utterly frigging hopeless. How this shallow weak and hollow buffoon got to be leader of any political party is beyond me, let alone one that so falsely postures as center right.
Popular? Pfft, of course he is popular. Pandering to the lowest common denominator in voters and in political ideology. The National Party so badly needs a complete clean out and it has to start with getting rid of this ineffectual poseur and his backers. Surely there are some people left in National who can see the futility of allowing this political wastrel to remain leader. For democracy to function, we must have at least a two party system, and not a series of parties merged into one.
For the sake of NZ’s future, we have to break out of this mould, and the need to do so is becoming more urgent every day. John Key is not only the wrong man, he’s the wrong man at the wrong time, and whatever the electoral cost, he has to go.