Luxon & Willis aren’t very good are they & we wouldn’t need ‘bandaid’ budgets if National didn’t keep chopping off limbs every time they are in power 

Nicola Willis at the opening of her Covid positive result

Ummmmm. They are not very good are they?

Here’s Nicola Willis’s weird mumblefuck mixed metaphor she endlessly tripped up over in the post-budget coverage…


Is it a spray and walk away budget or is it a band-aid? Why throw in the trip to Australia?

I feel dinner parties at Nicola’s place would be over egged, have way too much salt and a mix of foods that just never should be together, like peanut-butter and Turkey with spam and kidney bean entrees.

To me, Nicola Willis as Finance spokesperson is a bit like masturbating with a cheese grater, it doesn’t sound like a good idea and gets progressively worse as you go on.

There was a lot of hype about Nicola’s appointment as Finance Spokesperson, but she’s  only there to prop up Luxon’s image with women seeing as he is a Handmaid’s Tale level anti abortionist.

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David Seymour is so going to be the Finance Minister.

Let’s move on with Luxon’s latest boofhead fuck up…

Budget 2022: National’s Christopher Luxon would axe property tax, makes wages gaffe

Luxon was also asked a question about comparing growth in the LCI versus CPI.

The acronyms stand for two important measurements in the changing cost of things – LCI is the Labour Cost Index, measuring the cost of work, and the CPI is the Consumers Price Index which measures the changing cost of goods and services in the economy (inflation). It is the main measure of inflation.

The questioner asked Luxon to give his thoughts on LCI versus CPI, because over the longer term the cost of labour had increased more than the cost of goods and services.

The question appeared to stump the moderator Russell Moore, a National Managing Partner at Grant Thornton.

“LCI – local c..?” Moore said.

Luxon was not sure either.

“Sorry, I want to clarify – LCI, what do they mean?” Luxon asked.

“Are they talking about the local cost index,” Moore asked?

“Or are they talking about wages – because there are a couple of acronyms I just want to make sure we’re getting it right,” Luxon said.

…these acronyms mean little to us, but they matter to economists and political leaders. It’s like saying you want to buy a tank of petrol for an EV.

This question follows Luxon telling all media that ‘incomes are only up 3%’, while using the Labour Cost Index as his evidence – the problem is that the LCI doesn’t actually measure incomes.

When he was pushed on this at the post-Budget speech, it turned out that he didn’t even know what the fucking LCI was despite using it as evidence for his wage claims!

He’s fucking hopeless folks and that doesn’t matter, because National aren’t selling his brain power they are selling his self certainty.

Christopher believes in an evangelical prosperity theory where his 7 properties are evidence Jesus loves him and that he’s special.

That’s what National are selling a frightened and uneasy electorate, Christopher’s sense of self certainty.

Christopher is certain God loves him, and he imbues that certainty effortlessly in his 45 second CEO soundbite routine, but beyond that, he has zero intellectual curiosity in anything other than God loving him and allowing him to live his best blessed life.

Christopher cares about the first class passengers and when he wants to be ghetto and working class he talks to the pilots and first class cabin staff.

Christopher considers those who can’t afford to fly as bottom feeders.

Thankfully for National strategists, Christopher’s contempt for the little people doesn’t detract from his certainty, it probably boosts it.

NZers love being bossed around by rich men in suits. It fulfils a lot of suburban fantasies for both bored wives and repressed husbands.

Christopher’s ability to become David Shearer after 45 seconds won’t blunt Christopher’s appeal to frightened and angry voters who hate Jacinda, because Christopher’s certainty is what those voters desperately want and need.

Finally, the whole ‘band-aid budget’ metaphor is funny because we wouldn’t need a bloody band-aid if National didn’t keep chopping off limbs every time they are in power!

Many blokes have walked away from Labour and the Greens and are voting National because they are sick of Jacinda and our ever triggered woke hysterical activists.

There are 2 things everyone flirting with voting National need to recognise right now.

1: His policies will make things far far far worse in this country in terms of housing, inequality and poverty so don’t pretend voting against Jacinda for him makes you radical or edgy, it makes you a fuckwit

2: Luxon is such a boofhead, he’ll let David run rings around him in terms of pushing through crazy ACT Party policy because Luxon isn’t interested in philosophy, he’s interested in God’s love of him being the best he can be. Policy is something the little people do, and Christopher don’t do little people stuff. David Seymour will be able to get everything he wants through.

You vote National, you get ACT Far Right Policy.

If you think shit is bad now, a National/ACT Government will throw the baby, the bathroom, all the fittings, the towels and the toilet out with the bathwater.

Make no mistake, the smart yellow fox will jump over the lazy blue log.

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    • I’d put my money on Luxon defending your right to feel uneasy and have disbelief than have confidence in Labour’s single-source-of-truth, authoritarian group-think. ACT are probably even a safer bet.

      Regarding Luxon’s leadership; he may have fallen into the trap of making friends out of the wrong MPs and getting too close to people – perhaps even with regards to the Speaker of the House.

      Politics has been called a “blood sport” and next year will likely be a proverbial dogfight. Luxon comes across neutered. If Luxon has no fire in his belly he should step aside now.. next year’s election won’t be won by a cakewalk.

  1. I think the classic from Luxon was his comment that Robertson was out of touch and needed to get out more. The guy that hires a black Mercedes to cross the road, accuses the finance minister of being out of touch!

    He and ( “what you talkin’ about” )Willis both attack the $350 for being both in adequate and inflationary but somehow don’t see their tax cut as being both inadequate ( for the real strugglers) and inflationary? Willis also basically said avoiding three waters would help with inflation. I am not sure but I have some confidence that will not impact the cost of basic foods.

    You are not being honest with yourself if you think the National leadership is any more competent than Labour, if the National leadership genuinely believe what they are saying. At least that weasel David Seymour doesn’t pretend to care very often. That photo is very appropriate. He reminds of Frank in ‘ The Heater’ by the Mutton Birds. Wire and clay must be advising him.

    • Wheel. Luxon’s little more than another arrogant rich male who insults the whole population with goss or photo ops about going to Bunnings or assembling a barbecue to show that he’s an ordinary guy like everybody else.

      He/they assume we’re dumb enough to think that these sort of stunts will impress people but they show how limited they are in thinking this way. The collective brain power of the current Nats is pretty dismal.

      Their failure to recognise or to come up with solutions to basic issues like electricity costs and families living freezing cold is because they simply have no idea what it’s like and therefore they can’t relate to it as a problem, a massive health problem. Ditto all parties about exorbitant food costs and the ongoing struggle to feed a family healthily. They don’t know what it is like, but even if they did, there’s nothing to suggest that
      they care, so long as business reaps profit. That’s it. They’re simple, irresponsible,indolent, and foolish.

      I suggest that people like Christopher Luxon posturing as a practising Christian and ignoring Christianity’s basic teachings is not just a cheap bull-shitter, but a total hypocrite, and as such is as morally repulsive as he looks.

      • I dont think Jesus loves Luxon but will overturn his tables of property speculation $$$$$$ like he did with money lender John Key. Luxon lied about NZ’s inflation being the highest of our trading partners – its the lowest behind Australia. Willis as usual making up numbers, lying about everything and as useless as her predecessors. Remember Bridges being asked what caused the domestic portion of current inflation and he answered the proposed $6bn budget that hadn’t even been spent – dumb as. Still no solutions or policies, a typical do nothing tory party led by an irrelevant leader. Robertson is the best finance minister I have seen in last 50 years, a true social democrat – capitalists can still make as much money as they wish (within the law) but at same time looking after the less fortunate. Jacinda is a world leader and conveys the experts decisions to the citizens of NZ.

  2. This isn’t funny. Willis resorting to cliches and jargon is appalling, it’s government department floor meeting talk, and devoid of concrete facts or substance. Using mixed metaphors is even worse – she’d not get away with that in upper level secondary school, and I’d be surprised if even National supporters find her nebulous sort of waffling acceptable. People need facts which they can discuss or debate, not meaningless adolescent meanderings.

    If Luxon doesn’t know what acronyms mean, there’s nothing to stop him using the full terminology itself, except himself, and entering into public dialogue without knowing what he’s talking about, is unbelievable. His slap-dash demonising have-nots as “ bottom-feeders” wasn’t just crude and unacceptable, but yet again a grubby little Nat mechanism of trying create social divisiveness, and other political parties need to stop doing this too.

  3. labour have given us $100 million spent on more public servants, and $327 million to be spent on a merger of RNZ/TVNZ. Pharmac get crumbs. Labour’s idea of kindness? -81% get a form of welfare and want more. The country is doomed to increasing poverty on this political redistribution road

    • Well said gagarin, evidence is crucial although not so much for Bob/John, he’ll just agree with anything anti Labour.
      And Nationals form of kindness gagarin, giving those on the highest income an $18,000 a year tax cut whilst those on welfare get $104 a year, to assist with inflation, rent increases, food and petrol increases, seems fair?
      Confirmed by AOM how inept Luxon and Willis are.
      Did Roberston need a black Mercedes to deliver his budget?

  4. As a former Labour voter this mob are morons who only talk. They have full power and are doing nothing.
    I am voting ACT.

  5. ” NZers love being bossed around by rich men in suits. It fulfils a lot of suburban fantasies for both bored wives and repressed husbands ”

    Amen Bomber you read the room.

    Nasty Natz , ACT and their cheese grater policies ! Can’t wait for neo lib on meth part 4. ( sarc and fear )

  6. It’s worse than it looks. Willis is the National intelligence and security person, and she shows little evidence of intelligence herself, just babble. I spoke with one Nat candidate canvassing in a previous election, and I asked him about their policies. He was also unable to give any sort of coherent response, and just mumbled about cleaning up Labour’s messes. He served one term then quit.

  7. If Nicola Willis was finance minister there would be no inflation. None of them have a functioning brain cell between them, I thought that Nicola Willis did until she became Luxon’s acolyte sad really for a grown independent woman that used to be

  8. National have nothing to offer? They can bitch & moan about the Budget 2022 & the $350 cost of living payment but really, all their got to offer punters is a measly $2.3c ($809) Tax cut spread over 352 days while Luxon & his rich mates get $77 a day ($27,000)! And that’s it, no grand Plan, just Tax cuts for the Rich, removing all the Interest deduction restrictions Tax to rein in Property speculators, open up to unfettered cheap Immigration again to drive down wages & put more pressure on the Housing stock, Austerity cuts to Health, Infrastructure & everything else & more Neoliberal privatisation? Didn’t National do this before when they were in Govt, which was a dismal failure? And if Luxon was such a great CEO, why did he accept Billions of dollars in bailouts by the NZ Govt to prop up Air NZ while he ran this Company? And was this Bailout money ever paid back to the NZ Govt & the NZ Taxpayers & did he take a wage cut or forgo any bonus incentive payments while he ran Air NZ? I don’t think so, but he sure slashed the wages of Air NZ employees! Hypocrite! And he thinks he has the skills to run a Country? No thanks!

    • Yes …all sooo true….. National are all about image …but underneath …..vacuity …an empty room with nobody behind the counter…

  9. So much time and resources spent on attacking the odd comment here n there by a few who can talk as much shit as they like as we all know 99% of voters have a memory span measured in minutes.

    On the other hand an empty stomach or a visit to a ICU due to violence or your dwelling doubling as a bus shealter will be remembered come election day.

    And mean while the plant burns……

  10. National are absolutely uninspiring.

    There’s nothing to suggest they’ve turned a corner or rebuilt after the departure of John Key. They kind of toyed with it under Bridges but imploded. Their caucus seems equally bereft of talent as the other side of the house, none too surprising given the rapid turnover of talentless leaders and on top of that Judith scared the bejesus out of any prospective MP from applying for the job.

    Willis seems well out of her depth and Luxon, when also not appearing devoid of brain cells, just angry and in desperate need of a shoe shine boy to take his frustrations out on. There will be no McGehan Close moment for Christopher, no way is he ever going to soil himself with the riff raff. He sees no need, whatsoever!

    The future for this country under National looks suitably grim, probably spiteful to those already suffering under Labour and totally unimaginative. And that is about the only reason Labour will remain an outsider in the extreme sense of the word, come 2023.

    The upcoming election will come down to who out of the two can appear less shit! And people bothering to get out and vote in such a vacuum of incentives! Or hope.

    • ‘Christopher, no way is he ever going to soil himself with the riff raff. He sees no need, whatsoever!’ true and he never did when he ran Air New Zealand. ( Did you know he used to do that?) Workers never saw him at the coalface.

  11. Two things Martyn.
    1. National do not have a slick givt paid PR machine with 12000 consultants and actingcisches and speech coaches.
    2.National don’t have to be good. They just have to be ahead. That’ll do us. Because the current standard of ‘good’ is so fucking diabolically low that National will do just fine.

  12. assuming people think lab did badly over covid which seems not to be the case outside the hostelry you frequent nathan…most people seem to think the covid response is the one thing LINO did right.

    • Yes they did it right alright Yuri, my cosmonaut friend. But the next election will no be about what was – but what will be. On that score, Labour is fucked! It’s one thing right vs 20 things wrong.

    • But The Nats betray us everytime they’re in power. Cutting social networks, gutting benefits, making poverty the norm, selling off everything thats not nailed down. And this silly biartch is going to be finance minister? fuk shoot me now.

  13. There’s a speech bubble competition!

    While Lex Luther is talking. Willis says,” …BS!” Whilst hand on nose covering mouth!

  14. Just as an aside, I love all this juvenile name calling and great creativity in dissing Luxon and Willis. Hopefully you’ll be just as creative with blaming Jacinda when you get steamrolled next year. It will be fun to read.Y’all might be better off writing urgent letters to Jacinda as how she can save your bacon…what say? Or is that already a lost cause?

      • Jase
        Yes I may have done so creative keyboard warrior. But I haven’t yet resorted to stupid name calling. I’ll come up with some goodies soon…

        • You criticise “stupid name calling”, then turn around & say you’re going to do the exact same thing.
          FFS. Your spiteful adolescent comments are barely coherent.

          Martyn sticks by his free speech beliefs, which is fantastic. And the TDB publishes some fantastic articles from insightful writers.
          But good grief, the comments sections after those articles?
          A playground for shallow venal egotists trying to win the election for ‘their team’ all by themselves.

    • FFS the artist formerly known as pickled cabbage, what are you on about. There is just a river of sentiment expressing disappointment and dismay at the PM and Labour on this site ( and it’s not just from you). That doesn’t mean that those same people can’t point out that the National leadership is already looking equally disappointing, and David Seymour is just, well quite frankly, David Seymour.

    • Oh my goodness, clutching at straws, have you read many of these blogs to see what they are saying/said about Jacinda Ardern. The fact of the matter is the Nats want to take us back to the future in a world that doesn’t exist any more.

        • I think world events have overshadowed the work by the government if they don’t do enough, complaints if they do too much aka 3 waters etc etc. But tell me how on earth can you support a finance minister who publicly states there would be no inflation if she was finance minister, so in saying that it follows , no covid, no Ukraine war, maybe the messiah complex is rubbing off on her. Lets face it these 2 have been given an almost free ride with absolutely no media interrogation of their absolute rubbish statements with no real facts to back it up. What are they going to cut with the proposed tax cuts, watch this space

    • I read trevitts article in the tory times herald as she was salivating over John Key and the visits to USA presidents in his time. The NATZ nasty dirty politics team started the day off (with garner and Woodham) instructing the right wing to try and discredit Jacindas trip to USA and suggest snub by Biden. They seem to have pulled their heads in later in day after her zoom meeting with Biden and Asian leaders. The right wing are sick and nasty misoganists’ and “love being bossed around by rich men in suits.” Luxon will do the usual tory thing if he got into power, like John Key did and Bill English promised – he will borrow $2bn, give tax cuts to the rich and invite the property speculators with tax subsidies to buy up all the houses and rekindle the property crisis.

  15. Lol. Te Reo and Beltway Willis have one target – white females under the age of 30. The balance is already a lock against team left.

    Are they shit – fuck yes. Does it matter – fuck no. Our cousins a ross the ditch are about to vote in literally the more boring, dull, stupid individual as their PM whose wife left him on New Years Eve.

    New Zealand is heading for crime-ridden economic stagflation reminiscent of an African third world country. Beltway arguments won’t sway the turning sheeple. Labour will be flat out having a 3 in their polling come winter.

  16. “His policies will make things far far far worse in this country in terms of housing, inequality and poverty so don’t pretend voting against Jacinda for him makes you radical or edgy, it makes you a fuckwit”

    Loved that.

  17. West Auckland house wife’s or house wife’s anywhere decide elections. And they love a smart polite talker in a suit. Tick Luxton/ Willis.


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