Kiwi families are doing it hard. I hear many stories about those who are struggling to pay power bills and meet rent – and that is just from those who are are fortunate enough to have a job. The National Government’s bad economic management – and view that cuts should hit those at the bottom of the heap – is having disasterous consequences in Dunedin, as it is around the country.
I’ve had plenty of feedback on a speech I gave today. It ranges from compliments about my analogy, to concerns about the creases in my tie. Someone suggested the Honda Motor Company wouldn’t be happy. But my beef is still with Bill English and the Key Government’s poor economic management. It is hurting everyday people.