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Guaranteed Jobs? Big bloody ‘Tui’ to that!

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Frank Macskasy Frankly Speaking Blog

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National appears to be up to it’s old tricks, promising gold at the end of the rainbow,

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Frank Macskasy Frankly Speaking Blog

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So let’s get this straight; Energy and Resources minister Phil Heatley is promising  that if locals submit to National’s proposals to dig bloody great holes throughout the Northland countryside, that jobs will be “guaranteed” to New Zealanders?!

Oh… really?

Is this a Real Promise?

Or is it one of National’s “promises” – along the lines of,

  • 170,000 new jobs? (Source)
  • stemming rising migration to Australia? (Source)
  • raising wages to parity with Australia? (Wage rises lowest since 2001)
  • not raising GST? (Source)
  • that cutting taxes and raising gst are “fiscally neutral”? (Source)
  • that tax cuts are “affordable”? (Source)
  • to “cap” the state sector and not cut jobs? (Source)
  • to recover the bodies of the 29 Pike River miners?
  • “National’s rebalancing of the tax system is self-funding and requires no cuts to public services or additional borrowing.” (Source) (Source)
  • “If we ended up as tenants in our own country, then I can’t see how that would be in our best interests.” (Source)
  • “We will be unrelenting in our quest to lift our economic growth rate and raise wage rates.” (Source)
  • National promised not to cut or change any aspect of Kiwisaver. (Source)
  • There is no housing crisis in Christchurch? (Source)

The reader will excuse my cynicism, but this blogger has heard it all before from the Nats and their right wing allies. To be blunt, I wouldn’t believe a single word that came out of their mouths.

If Heatley is promising “guaranteed jobs for locals”, I’ll put my money on precisely the opposite.  As is happening in Christchurch, and elsewhere,

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Frank Macskasy Frankly Speaking Blog

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Frank Macskasy Frankly Speaking Blog

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Frank Macskasy Frankly Speaking Blog

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I rest my case.

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