I wonder whether our government really has a plan, or just thinks cutting expenditure will solve all ills? What will the long term cost to this country be?
What will the long term cost to families be? What will the cost to our industries, and to those involved in retail. As the government works hard to reduce its debt (which is not high compared to other countries, it is private debt that is the killer here) there is much less money benign put into the economy, less people working and paying taxes, less being raised on GST, which all cycles though with lower government income, and therefore the squeeze to reduce expenditure further. Services are cut further. And the wealthy keep investing off shore. Brilliant!
As the rich are given more, to invest offshore, the middle class and low income are left to struggle. I fear for our trades people, that there will not be enough left int his country for when things rebound, because so many will have left for Australia?
My passion is for a church that takes young people and youth ministry seriously. I am looking for how that might be.
I am a Third Order Franciscan and a Priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa - New Zealand. I have been involved in ministry among young people for the last 23 years. I am now a vicar of a small parish on a very historic site here in Tauranga, trying to live out all I have learnt about faith, life and ministry.
I am married with three great children.