Back in August Paula Rebstock, a former commerce commission head and therefore the most appropriate person to make these sorts of life-and-death decisions, released her welfare working group’s issue paper which set us off like a firecracker in episode 50 (highlight here). Rebstock is back this week, with her group’s recommendations. Claiming our economy cannot support our society, she makes the dual mistake of forgetting that it’s our society that should come before our economy in that sentence, and that economies do tend to behave rather catastrophically when you base them on bullshit figures.
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Welfare reform – it’s about time those social parasites learnt a lesson about the value of the dollar; Don Brash, John Key, Paula Rebstock – we’re looking at you.
FIFTIETH EPISODE! Well, the fiftieth episode that we’ve released, that is. To celebrate this milestone, we suggest that our listeners have a drink.
In this episode we talk about K-Strass, a purported Yo-yo expert who has been pranking local news shows in America with is yo yo “act”. Also, the UK election results are in, Paula Bennett’s an idiot, and Dave unveils his own new single-issue, special interest political party, the CAIP.
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Gallipoli and the Budget – portents of the end of times? Sure. But meanwhile the Egonomist is charting up wins by… by making the Pope cry. Way to go!
EPISODE TEN! What a milestone. For what was supposed to be a weekly podcast, hitting episode 10 in week 3 of our existence is an incredible testament to the productivity of good, hardworking New Zealanders. So too is this episode. We talk about election promises, parity with Australia, labour unions – ALL THE FUN STUFF! God, we’re a crack up.
Phil Goff’s speech to the Grey Power AGM, mentioned constantly in this episode, can be read here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1004/S00131.htm