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Prime Minister Has a Rose Tinted View of the Economy

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader
23 January 2014

Prime Minister Has a Rose Tinted View of the Economy

Predictably, the Prime Minister today gave a feel good speech implying that all is rosy and that the country is heading in the right direction, says New Zealand First.

Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Prime Minister presented a particularly self-serving, selective view of what is actually happening in New Zealand.

“The Prime Minister omitted to mention that there are 150,000 people unemployed, not to mention the scores more that are underemployed throughout the country.

“He also failed to talk about the lack of action over the net $150 billion of overseas debt that New Zealand has.

“The ‘Kiwi dream’ of home ownership has vanished for young New Zealanders after his Government failed to do anything to stop the speculative housing bubble.

“And as for his educational changes, let’s hope Novopay can pay the new positions promptly and properly!

“The Prime Minister is fooling no one with his selective view, and many New Zealanders will let him know that at the polling booth this year,” says Mr Peters.

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