No tax cuts show Nats all about polling not principles

Here’s how the Nat’s policy strategy works. When an issue arises, they go look at  their founding principles. Then they work out a solution to the issue that aligns with these principles.  Then they formulate an argument to present to the voters. An argument that explains what needs to be done and why, and how…

Bill English not quite the invertebrate PM John Key was

English deserves credit for some guts in attempting to deal with NZ’s massive superannuation problem. A problem his spineless govern-by-opinion-polls predecessor refused to face up to. When Treasury forecast govt debt to rise to 200% of GDP (from the 25% it is today) by 2060, John Key scoffed that they were talking nonsense. Because he’s never…

Are ACT going to finally be a real political party again?

I haven’t had much time for ACT in the past, believing they were virtual John Key lapdogs lacking the guts to attack the Nats as they should if their own party principles ever meant anything to them. More interested in socially liberal hogwash than real policy. A change seems to have taken place. I’m not…