Monday, September 22, 2008

Doing it again

In the Dominion Post today John Key attacks spend-up pledges to lure voters :

National Party leader John Key has warned that there is no room for a lolly scramble this election as the world economy faces uncertain times.


Mr Key told a road transport forum yesterday that the country was facing "challenging economic conditions" and that could have serious effects on the economy for some time yet.

"This is not a time for a big- spending government with a careless attitude towards the public purse."

Of course, this would be a little more believable if it wasn't coming from a party promising everyone a $50 a week tax cut. But I guess its not a big-spending lolly scramble if you're a tory.