Thursday, May 20, 2010

Budget day

Today is Budget day. In just a few hours, we'll learn what Bill English and John Key have in store for us.

In the Herald, Claire Trevett compares it to christmas:

Only the parents know what is in the big box under the tree. They sit there smugly repeating "wait and see" while the children do their damnedest to get just one peek under the wrapping or a shake to see whether it rattles.
Except that its christmas only for the few. That big box under the tree? Bill English is giving it to himself. As for the rest of us, we don't even get a lump of coal. Instead, we get to pay for Bill English's greed through higher GST and reduced services.

This is classic National: line their own pockets and those of their rich mates by fucking over everybody else.