What the actual hell is this is?
National leader Judith Collins has walked back her party’s draft debt target after criticism it would be unachievable without serious cuts to public services, describing it as “aspirational” and not “set in stone”.
Her finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith had used a speech to tease out a rough target, pledging to set a path to get net core Crown debt to 30 per cent of GDP within a roughly a decade.
“Our sense is we need to demonstrate a path back below 30 per cent, in the first instance, within a decade, give or take a few years,” he said.
But Collins told Stuff podcast Tick. Tick she wasn’t wedded to the target, saying “it’s not set in stone”.
Let me get this straight – cutting $8billion a year for 10 years out of public services is ‘aspirational’???
Who the fuck aspires to destroy public services like that?
So the National Party are as ‘aspirational’ as Sauron is when it comes to destroying public services?
This is the third backdown in a week by National, the second one was Gerry Brownlee now admitting he had no evidence that the Government was hiding Covid information and the first one was earlier this week when Woodhouse’s claim a homeless man getting 5 star hotel was also a lie.
It’s difficult to know when National aren’t lying these days.
There is no tactic that is beneath this National Party in their lust for power – this Virus is exposing far more than a precarious workforce and community resilience, it is showing us the true values of the National Party.
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