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John on John…

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john banks to stand trial

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He has had a long and distinguished career in central and local government, and I believe him to be a thoroughly honest guy.” – John Key, 4 December 2013

Source: Banks `thoroughly honest guy’, Key says

An endorsement from John Key – who himself has been caught out on numerous occassions beings “loose” with the truth – is hardly something to put on your CV.

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Letter to the Editor: more bene-bashing by desperate Nats?

4 December 2013 7 comments

In response to this recent headline…

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House call plan to nab benefit fraudsters

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FROM:     “f.macskasy”
SUBJECT: Letters to the editor
DATE:      Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:06:45 +1300
TO:            Dominion Post <letters@dompost.co.nz>

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The Editor
DOMINION POST

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The Nats are at it again; another ’bout of beneficiary-bashing, as Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows announces Stasi-style “visits” to the homes of solo-mothers to ensure they are still single.

To add insult to injury, Borrows uses Orwellian double-speak to make it sound as if the ‘government is here to help’ with platitudes like this,

” I imagine people respond in different ways. Hopefully they will see it as the department being helpful.

Relationships could develop quickly and some people might not be aware of their obligation to tell Work and Income. [It is] saying, ‘Are you still in the right space and have you still got what you need?’ “

Oh, very helpful. Spying on the poorest and most vulnerable in our society who are trying to raise a family. And all the while couching it in mealy-mouthed, warm fuzzy terms.

Meanwhile millionaires get away with $6 billion in tax fraud.

The Nats must be in serious trouble with their internal polling and their disastrous result in the recent Christchurch East by-election.

Otherwise, why default to their usual beneficiary bashing? What are they trying to deflect public attention from?

A lack of jobs, maybe?

-Frank Macskasy

(address & phone number supplied)

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References

Dominion Post: House call plan to nab benefit fraudsters

Gordon Campbell: Ten Myths About Welfare – The politics behind the government’s welfare reform process

TV3: Courts tougher on benefit fraud than tax dodging – study

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Bring in the clowns…

This has to be seen to be believed. I was trying to figure out who was the bigger clown – Banks or Craig.

Then I realised a simple truth…

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Banks and Craig(click on image)

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They’re both clowns.

The Right must be very proud?!

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References

TV3: In-fighting kicks off among National’s partners

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