In its attitudes to tax, New Zealand has been the last colonial outpost of Thatcherism. Change, however, may be in the air.
Simon Bridges has unveiled a heavenly vision of a “Not Tax But Still Spend” government.
These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point.
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit
The really compelling modern evidence that the magic potion doesn’t work is the state of Kansas under governor Sam Brownback
Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging.
To quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, “Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?”
Using a softline pitch to women, to sell hardline policies
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