A selection of comments from Mr. Farrar’s budget commentary.
This is the most surprising Budget yet from this Government. While I expected the Government to spend a small amount of money on helping low income families, never did I think they would be announcing the first real increase in benefit rates in 43 years as part of an almost $800 million child poverty package.
It will be almost impossible for Labour and Greens to credibly attack this Budget, because it looks a lot like the sort of Budget they would deliver. I’m impressed with the politics of it, but not impressed with the economics.
I’m not impressed with the politics. This is the same old surrender to the left and just one more admission that National lack the ability and guts to fight NZ’s left wing and their media and academia cohorts. National today, under the disgustingly fake right winger John Key are just a pack of treacherous surrendering political cowards. There is more….
The Government is taking a big risk here. They may be forgiven for not making surplus this year, but with a mere $176 surplus projected for 2015/16, there is a real risk they may not even make it next year. This is not good enough.
It is very cunning budget politically. It is delivering the very thing the left have been demanding – an increase in benefit rates.
But it is not a Budget I support. Where are the tax cuts for hard working Kiwis? Instead of a surplus and likely tax cuts, we get a further deficit and lots of extra spending. The Government had up until now done a good job of fiscal restraint, but not so on this occasion.
This is a Budget that should be praised on The Standard and The Daily Blog. John Key and Bill English have delivered more to families on benefits than Norman Kirk, Bob Tizard, David Lange, Helen Clark and Michael Cullen ever have.
Nobody who is sincere about their concern for small government and the rights of the individual, in particular that individual’s right to the money he earns by his own labour, can continue to support these disgusting John Key lead surrender monkeys and political cowards.
I have suffered a lot of criticism for my refusal to validate National’s slide into socialism. Now that even a die hard Nat like Mr. Farrar is saying similar things, will those critics change their minds?