The Daily Bork

May 19, 2005

Never mind the bollocks.

There comes a time when you just can't be fagged reading some sites. Two such have reached that point for me today.

One being the NZ Green party blog. Predictably leftist attitudes and rationalisations for things, but really this takes the cake...

Tax cuts for the rich

The Herald, guided by what it thinks Dr Cullen will do with the income tax thresholds today, is estimating that someone earning $70,000 a year will gain $22 a week by the changes, compared to $6 a week for someone earning $40,000 a year. This really is shameful for a social democratic government.

Let’s be clear: what Dr Cullen is doing amounts to cutting tax. If he raises the threshold for the top rate of tax from $60,000 to $70,000, he’s handing a tax cut to everyone who earns between those two amounts. And let’s also be clear: it will be the relatively wealthy who benefit most from these tax cuts.


The Labour government is FINALLY getting around to adjusting the tax bracket thresholds to account for inflation pushing peoples' salaries into higher brackets for no equivalent increase in spending power and what do they do? Whine that it is a tax cut! Shit a brick, but really! How can such small minded peons of the great envy machine be opposed to that? It is only fair, it makes your income effectively the same as it was "yesterday" before it was inflated. Of course it will "benefit" higher income earners more in absolute terms, but so fricking what? They paid more to start with and over-paid more tax due to inflation. It isn't rocket science, or even high school economics.

Oh and the petty hitjob they did on David Bellamy as well, along with their outstanding internet research to "disprove" his points.


Second on the list we have Hard(ly) News, which is about as devoid of news as you can be while still mentioning current events. Rather like CNN or BBC.

There are quite a number of reasons to dislike the expelled British Labour MP George Galloway, but it's hard not to admire the rhetorical flourish of his testimony this week to a US senate committee. He really did, as the Americans say, hand Senator Norm Coleman his ass.


More to the point, it would be hard to admire the rhetorical flourish of a fascist, racist, antisemtitic tosser who resorts to jew-baiting to get elected while being on the take from a fascist, racist, jew-baiting mass-murderer. But he got the better of a Republican senator (although not the Democrat Carl Levin who also interviewed him, strangely omitted here) so that makes him a good sport.


You might as well go read Kos or the Democratic Underground to get as much sense.

Plonk plonk plonk I say. There must be a couple of more worthy NZ sites worth visiting... off to find them.

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