Thursday, April 09, 2009

Appreciating Helen

I have been reflecting on Helen Clark's incumbency and how we should remember her.

In a nutshell Helen Clark re-grew the size and scope of government.

That's the same government that does a top job of running health, schools, the police, our defence force and ACC. The same government that unfailingly strengthens families with wonderful institutions like Working For Families, Paid Parental Leave, a non-work-tested DPB and laws that protect children. The same government that helped many more people onto sickness and invalid benefits. The same government that took a lot of our money, sometimes more than it needed, to make this the crime-free and prosperous country nobody wants to leave.

Some people just aren't trying hard enough to appreciate what Helen did.

9 comments:

MikeE said...

This post is 9 days late.

LW said...

Now Helen is in the position to also ignore (1967) United Nation resolution 242.

All governmental actors who helped their government into debt end up with a highly payed position in the UN.

Please read the 1937 ( ! ) article "Our financial Masters" on my weblog to understand how we got here...

Anonymous said...

I appreciate her being gone. Does that count?

Manolo said...

Good riddance (and do not ever come back) is all I can say!

Anonymous said...

I can think of one thing better. Can she take Winston with?!!!!

B Whitehead said...

We voted her out back in November & she's still here & still in the bloody news!..
I just wish she would hurry up & piss off, as I have never had the time for unashamed dishonest & corrupt people of her type & I never will.

Anonymous said...

The same government that bought three elections and tried to buy a fourth?

The same government that was clearly the most corrupt in the history of NZ?


The same government that is being rewarded with jobs and directorships and pensions

and that only David Garrett has the guts to say: they should all be jailed, every single one of them

Anonymous said...

Helen Clark did more than any other leadre to increase the dependancy syndrome which we are becoming almost addicted to.

If she had her way we would be a communist society where we all got a hand out from Government (eg: woring for familiesstyle) and had all sorts opf rights but no responsibilities.

Im very glad that shes gone.

Shane Pleasance said...

Lets hope she does an even better job at the UN and destroys it completely. Interesting corrupt synergy twixt helen and the UN, and they both have poor teeth.