Thursday, July 19, 2012

Battles won Banks - not wars

The Social Security (blah, blah, blah) Bill passed yesterday. John Banks spoke (I was going to say on behalf of the ACT Party but not sure if there is one any more).

After summarising ACT's long crusade against welfare (nothing to do with me and everything to do with Muriel Newman)  his closing sentence had my eyes rolling backwards.

This bill is the arrival of that long march, and I am glad to be supporting it as Leader of the ACT Party.

Get off the grass John. This legislation represents some new attempts for New Zealand. It's a date on what will be a very long time-line.


Brendan W said...

I just home that in 3 years time there is not a hart warming, string but sadly wrong speech from Labour/Greens announcing the reversal of the welfare reforms.

This would be a step backwards.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

If they did get in the possibility is strong Brendan. Especially if the Greens hsve a strong hand. That's what Labour set about doing as soon as they won in 1999. EG killed the DPB work-testing regime.