Monday, February 28, 2011


The government announced its initial earthquake relief package today. According to John Key, it will cost around $120 million over six weeks, or about $20 million a week. By way of comparison, that's about a quarter of what they are currently borrowing every week to spend on tax cuts for their rich mates.

That's National's priorities in a nutshell, really. Billions for people who don't need it, and crumbs for those who do.