Friday, June 12, 2009

Out of touch II

And while we're on the subject of National MPs who are out of touch, Tony Milne highlights John Key's comments at the South Island Forum on Tuesday night:

There was one line that struck me. John Key (around 2.45 in the video) says "Treasury have unemployment at 8% by the sort of end of next year, the Reserve Bank are 7% and change I think, 7.3% or something".
As Tony points out, that "change" is 6,000 people who will lose their jobs and have their lives made that much harder as a result. And Key thinks that deserves flippancy. It shows how much he cares, I guess - and shows that despite his origins, he now thinks it can never happen to him.