Yes, it's all part of an education. I'd love to see motorshop in schools.
Otherwise, we are actually, factually, all totally at the behest of foriegn insurance companies, and all, totally - fucked-
any muscled insurance company
I'm more thinking of advocacy/legal, engineering and geotech expert advice free for the dispossessed.
And that comes from ?
And that comes from ?
Sorry don't understand that....
’m more thinking of advocacy/legal, engineering and geotech expert advice free for the dispossessed.
really interested to know - cheers n/n Keri
Comes from me; I see people who don't know where to turn; bewildered by process, and big words with no outcomes.
But back to the Budget... I find the mean-spiritedness of taxing kids' after-school jobs amazing.
Me too - but we need to get at the big bastards. With pick-axes-
I find the mean-spiritedness of taxing kids' after-school jobs amazing.
When is austerity not austerity? When it's socialism for the rich and the market for everyone else.
Key weaseled that it was cleaning up the tax code, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808483, yeah John cutting the top rate was that too? Fiscally neutral, may it haunt him.
It's blatantly obvious that National are kicking the guts out of everyone except the very top. How much tax you pay last year John?
Socialise losses, privatise profits. I'm not an economist so ob-viously I'm missing something vital that enables me to understand that system.
One of the few useful staements I ever heard at a union meeting was: "to get trickle-down economics ya gotta punch holes in the ceiling."
Any one know – the 10% bonus for paying off a student loan early is going away – anyone know when – I want to pay off some of the kids loans if I can
Given how the bonus is paid, it's unlikely that it'll take effect until the end of this tax year - 31 March 2013. At the very earliest it won't take effect until Monday, realistically 1 June, and that would be law-making at its most incredibly rapid: a speed not normally associated with something so trivial.
The change has been signalled, but because it's got tax implications and a bunch of other things tied in I would be stunned if it kicks in earlier than the end of this tax year. It's only a saving of a few million dollars, really not worth the out-of-cycle changes to how IRD handles student loan repayment calculations.
they didn't need to run RONS through cost benefit analysis
they did (not that it changes your general point)
“to get trickle-down economics ya gotta punch holes in the ceiling.”
What I've heard of the trickle-down effect:
Heavy rain at the top; showers in the middle; and fog at the bottom.
Good point, I cannot seem to exactly recall the instance, perhaps it was that they didn't need to adhere to the lack of cost benefit for RONS. Same logic perhaps applied to asset sales and the dubious return...HEY! We have a mandate.
Sad things is I don't even have to make this stuff up.
What I've heard of the trickle-down effect is that it's the rich pissing on the poor.
That’s confounding DeepRed, great work! Back home over Easter the road we were travelling was blocked (by mud and a tree that had slipped down the hill in the rain), we and everyone else without a DeLorean were forced to backtrack and hold up overnight, queuing until the road was reopened at 4pm the following day. Admittedly the Government can’t control the weather and sure it was only State Highway number 2 that was closed, but with the Talleys protest in Wairoa and murmurings about the amalgamation of local district councils and fire districts I was left with the distinct image of a nation tourniqeting itself off the map piece by miserable piece.
Play Misty for me...
Heavy rain at the top;
showers in the middle;
and fog at the bottom.
For some reason that
reminds me of Tom Waits'
Emotional Weather Report
...high tonight, low tomorrow,
and precipitation is expected
it's a grey day here in Chchch....
In essence the budget shows that this government is not serious about anything.
Downsixing MFat to meet low expectations:
but with the Talleys protest in Wairoa
To update. The protest has finished. It was Local and outside Iwi that negotiated a fair deal for the workers.
the reason given as to why they didn’t need to run RONS through cost benefit analysis… because we have a mandate.
Can’t argue with that logic.
Well, yeah, we can. The Roads of Dubious Significance concept didn’t exist until it was uttered by Steven Joyce in 2009. National did not campaign on it in 2008, and the idea of a four-lane motorway north of Alpurt as any kind of significant project was, similarly, not on the national radar until Joyce made it thus in 2009 (after getting stuck in traffic during the 2008/2009 summer holidays).
I’ll grant that the RODS were a campaign promise for National last year, but between 2009 and last year there was plenty of time to have subjected the entire concept to rigorous benefit-cost analyses. Treasury’s guidelines were established in 2010, still leaving plenty of time for National to have done proper costings and evaluations.
So, no, we can’t leave their “logic” to lie, because there is no logic and certainly there’s no sign of anything resembling fiscal rectitude.
The PM yet again "REJECTS" everything . Can we just reject him and his cronies. Keep counting Deep Red.
I'd love to see motorshop in schools.
This Town, Otorohanga, has got it right in many ways that others could learn from. Has anyone listened? Doubt it.
The PM yet again "REJECTS" everything .
He rejected criticism the Government was picking on paperboys and said he had never claimed the exemption.
Did the exemption even exist when Key was a paperboy?
Can he tell us how much tax he did pay as a paperboy?
Or is 'paperboy' just a euphemism for Forex dealers?
But now for some good news!
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