We’re just a couple of days away from Bill English’s fourth budget. Year after year they’ve set low expectations, and failed to meet them. It looks like this budget is going to be more of the same, with John Key already trying to move the goal-posts.
This morning David Parker gave a speech where he clearly set out how a Labour government would be different.
- We will create jobs by supporting our exporters to expand and earn more.
- We will help Kiwis to get the education and skills they need to seize the job opportunities of a 21st century economy.
- We will grow incomes by investing in science and innovation to create more high-wage businesses.
- We will make it easier for Kiwis to save for their first home and to build a retirement nest egg.
David’s speech points out that we need to significantly change how the New Zealand economy works in order to grow jobs and higher wages. It’s filled with detail (and even graphs!) – I highly recommend you take a read.
We’ve also put together this video to take a look at how National haven’t simply failed to deliver, they’ve also failed to meet their own low standards. I hope you enjoy it. Please share it around.