Skip to comments.My new Anglosphere hero is New Zealand's John Key
Posted on 05/28/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT by JSDude1
Is it possible for a Right-wing government to freeze spending and cut the deficit while remaining popular? As they say in New Zealand, yih. Ive remarked before that, while no country is physically further from Britain, none is temperamentally closer. Yet there is a difference when it comes to public expenditure. A slowing of the rate of increase in the UK there have, as yet, been no net cuts is howled down as an assault on the poor directed by a clique of ancien régime aristocrats. In New Zealand, by contrast, zero budgets are seen as prudent and sensible. Ah, you might say, thats because Kiwis have got away from the inherited inequalities and class hang-ups of the old country. Perhaps.
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