A funny comment I happened upon somewhere on the net, wherein the author was arguing with a liberal who wanted to increase taxes to reduce the deficit-
Barak Obama’s federal budget for the next year is 3.4 trillion dollars. Bill Gates, richest American, is worth about 50 billion. If you confiscated all of Gate’s money, stocks and bonds, real estate, furniture, shirts, pants, shoes and socks and put him out in the street in his underwear, what would you have?
Enough money to run the federal government for a big fat friggin’ 5 days. Do the same to number two, Warren Buffett and you get another four days. And the FedGuv will still be about 14 TRILLION dollars in debt.
Even if you stole everything they have, there aren’t enough “rich” people with enough wealth to keep your good ship lolly pop fantasy afloat.
Why was this guy ever let off the plane, (look him up, his reputation stinks) and if he ever turns up here again, could someone jail the little race baiting communist propagandist for fraud?
A United Nations report has highlighted what it says is the “extreme disadvantage” of Maori in comparison to the rest of the country. The report was tabled in the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya. In a mixed review, however, he hails the “significant strides” taken to advance the rights of Maori in recent years.
“The Special Rapporteur cannot help but note the extreme disadvantage in the social and economic conditions of Maori people in comparison to the rest of New Zealand society,” the UN report says. “This disadvantage, which manifests itself across a range of indicators, including education, health, and income, is certainly detrimental to Maori people’s ability to act in partnership with the Crown, as contemplated under the Treaty of Waitangi.
“The Special Rapporteur notes that this disadvantage especially manifests itself among Maori people living in urban areas.” Anaya notes that “regrettably” New Zealand continues to incarcerate Maori at a high rate. He said Maori made up 51 per cent of the prison population despite making up only 15 per cent of the total population.
“In addition to the negative impacts on individual incarcerated individuals and their families, high incarceration rates have a potentially significant impact on Maori political participation, as the New Zealand electoral law specifies that citizens who have been sentenced and imprisoned lose their voting rights,” the report says.