As Key, is apparently swanning off with his family to Hawaii tomorrow following his shock resignation, likely deserting the ship he’s helped sink, let’s reflect on our ‘esteemed’ leader’s honesty or lack thereof for the past terms we’ve had him installed with his wrecking ball. He wasn’t a banker for nothing. Our post war leaders will be turning in their graves.
“Yep, its that time again when readers are reminded of some of the lies John Key told in the lead-up to and in the seven years since his National Ltd™ came to power. No doubt there will be a bunch more lies to be added later today when John Key presents his “State Of The Nation” address and, in doing so, further bolsters his legacy as the most dishonest Prime Minister New Zealand has ever had. So, from the top . . .
- I promise to always be honest
- I will not be hiring Crosby/Textor
- The Government I lead will be a Government of good standards.
- we are not going to sack public servants, the attrition rate will reduce costs
- we are not going to cut working for families
- I firmly believe in climate change and always have
- We seek a 50% reduction in New Zealand’s carbon-equivalent net emissions, as compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. 50 by 50. We will write the target into law.
- National Ltd™ will provide a consistent incentive for both biofuel and biodieselby exempting them from excise tax or road user charges
- National Ltd™ will increase the number of front line police officers by 600before the end of 2011
- there is no truth in Nicky Hager’s book “The Hollowmen”
- I didn’t know about The Bretheren election tactics
- If they came to us now with that proposal [re trans-Tasman Therapeutic Goods regime], we will sign it
- I can’t remember my position on the 1981 Springbok Tour
- Tranzrail shares
- I did not mislead the House (1)
- Lord Ashcroft
- National Ltd™ would not have sent troops into Iraq
- Standard & Poors credit downgrade
- the double-down grade doesn’t really matter and its only about private sector debt
- I did not mislead the House (2)
- I didn’t say I want wages to drop
- I can’t remember why I voted against increasing the minimum wage
- lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase unemployment
- the real rate of inflation is 3.3 percent.
- the tourism sector has not lost 7,000 jobs
- no I have never heard of Whitechapel
- I won’t raise GST