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Back to the Future?

6 October 2011 2 comments

This piece in the media reminded me of issues in the late 1990s…

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Some things never change, it seems. Tides. The rise and setting of the sun and moon. Human nature. And politicians who cut social services,  because they harbour the naive notion that money is more important than the health and well-being of our young and elderly.

As the following media articles, from 1997 and 1998 show, National has not changes any of it’s stripes or spots,

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Otago Daily Times

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Otago Daily Times

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The Dominion

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Thirteen years later, and nothing has changed.

What is surprising is that people seem to forget National’s policies of cutting social services. Really – what were voters expecting, in 2008?

And what services will National cut, if they are voted back in, in November?

Finally: note who the Minister of Health was, in 1997 – Bill English.

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