Number of Ministries Shows Government Strangulation of the NZ Economy

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.

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9 thoughts on “Number of Ministries Shows Government Strangulation of the NZ Economy

  1. I second that. I agree. What must be a concern is just what skills could these types possibly offer the marketplace if they had to find a real job? The real reason for a lot of those govt organisations was to soak up a lot of the socialist detritis that we are shoulder deep in. The really bad thing is these people were, and still are, let loose to interfer, regulate, warm seats and sponge. And also to provide a living to leftist queer types. Lets face it How do you reprogramme a 100,000 deadbeats? Would any reader employ one? What could they possibly offer? Maybe offer a special on boat moorings?

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  2. I don’t honestly know. This does demonstrate the enormity of the problem that we face. Most of those deadbeats think that they are doing Gods work.That people will work harder, if they are taxed harder. And that the world owes them, in return, i.e. the leftist elite, a lifestyle.
    Realistically, inevitably, the socialists will screw the country, consume all the wealth, tax the productive into the ground, take everything and everybody down. They will starve. The end result of marxism is something like Somalia.

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  3. Part of the trouble is that there has not been enough public criticism of National Party policies from a right wing perspective.

    This blog aims to address that imbalance.

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  4. John Key is a socialist sick joke. This pathetic wimp needs to understand that joe average kiwi is tired of big government.These blowhards are good for nothing. Get them in a real job!

    Sack them all start again with little government and big public input.

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  5. elimination of even half of these useless departments would save the NZ productive sector billions.

    Oh dear RB. It seems you’ve fallen into the trap of state school maths. No it wouldn’t save billions. it would only save a few tens of millions at most. Chickenfeed.

    Want to save the big bucks? – well it’s not the departments! It’s the big four: welfare, super, health, education. Pick one of them and stop spending. Better still, stop the lot

    Closing down the ministry of womens affairs – saves almost nothing in comparison.

    What must be a concern is just what skills could these types possibly offer the marketplace if they had to find a real job?

    Live organ donor is about it.

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  6. How do you reprogramme a 100,000 deadbeats?

    That all vote left wing..

    put them all in wellington and just one W88 will do the trick

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  7. The argument to get rid of them is available on a plate too.. the CHC EQs have led to a re-rating of every single govt building in the land. 80% of them fail.
    The SOEs need to be sold to bring the worst up to 60% of code.
    Key should grow some balls, and say fuck it, heres a redundancy cheque. We were going to spend it on new buildings, but we can’t afford the new building and your do nothing jobs, so screw it, we’ll pay you ‘civil servants’ out so you can do something decent with your lives, rather than wearing a fluoro jacket and manically waving a clipboard.

    We’ll sell off the broken arse buildings and let the private sector decide if they are worthy of working in or replacing.

    So by culling 100k jobs and 5B in property upkeep/rent expenses every year, we could actually trim the deficit by a decent amount.

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