Strip out the one off re-valuation of Kiwirail and the change in how IRD books tax, and you have $4billion in real surplus.
That’s a problem.
The second problem is that you can’t have a 130 000 shortage in affordable homes, record high suicides, 13000 waiting for emergency housing, 295,000 children in poverty and DHB debt exploding to over $400million when you have $4billion in surpluses.
A Labour Government with billion dollar surpluses is like a billionaire socialist – not to be respected or trusted.
Start spending the bloody money Grant!