It’s great that Jacinda is getting plenty of global praise on Social Media for all the ‘achievement’s of her first 2 years in power…
Amazing reaction to #NZ 🇳🇿 Prime Minister @JacindaArdern video: in 2 minutes she sets out achevements of government she leads. At a time when protesters in many countries are demanding that their governments address inequality & sustainability, the progress in NZ is refreshing: https://t.co/ZvP9g164nK
— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) November 4, 2019
…and she is totally correct, she has done lots…
Ardern, sitting at her desk, spoke about how her government created 92,000 jobs, banned semi-automatic and assault rifles, built more than 2200 state houses, introduced the zero carbon bill, deployed over 1600 new police officers, and banned single-use plastic bags.
…b-u-t there’s also a lot of things, and I mean A LOT that still hasn’t been done.
- 14000 NZers are waiting for emergency housing. That’s a record and 2200 State Houses aren’t anywhere near enough.
- There are still 295 000 kids in poverty
- We still have 40 000 homeless
- We have 668 suicides per year
- We have appalling domestic violence rate
- Generations are still locked out of home ownership
- Infrastructure gridlock continues.
- DHB debt continues to build.
- We have a measles outbreak that is bigger than most of the planet combined.
- We capitulated on Capital gains and Climate emissions.
- The Families package increased the “clawback” rate of Working for Families to 25 per cent once the $42,700 threshold is reached
- The Best Start Payment does not apply to children born before the start date and therefore cannot address the plight of many of those under the 40% poverty line.
- Sure we planted 140million tress but we were supposed to have planted 212 302 700 trees by now.
- Kiwibuild. Say no more.
- The Zero Carbon Bill doesn’t take effect for another 31 years.
- Oranga Tamariki weaponised child uplifts that target Māori
Brothers & Sisters, while we must never allow the perfect to defeat the good, Labour were swept to power on the promise of transformational change that simply hasn’t happened. Yes, we’ve got some gains, but sweet Jesus on close scrutiny they are very, very, very thin wins.
Then Jacinda will have something to genuinely feel pride in.