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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Prendegast’s campaign material showed photographs of her literally burning ratepayers’ money*, people voted in droves for her, and now Wellington’s through the roof at securing the rugby sevens in Wellington for another 6 years after she had earlier turned down the opportunity to host them permanently. You haven’t got a clue, have you? Meanwhile, local hero Terry Serepisos shares some get-rich-quick wisdom: Don’t pay your bills ever at all. And certainly not your tax, dummy.
Also: Why We Vote on a Wednesday. We being Americans and Wednesday being Tuesday because Dave’s mind is all wrong.
*Fireworks. I’m clever.