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Unemployed Youth

John Key this week announced his grand plans to solve the youth unemployment issue. not much there really apart from the normal "blame the young people". The real issue is that in times of reasonably high unemployment young people always fair worst. And so at such times there is always a big push to keep young people in education so that they are more employable. And so that they do not appear on the unemployment statistics.

I am not blaming National or Labour for this current recession. I laugh at people who do. We have done reasonably well in this crisis, and that is due to both the previous and current governments. This crisis was caused overseas by poor government (thanks George W and others) and greed. WE are not immune to the greed however.

However, I have never thought we needed tax cuts. They were a bad idea. What we needed was expenditure to keep jobs going and to create new jobs. We needed big jobs being given to New Zealand companies and not being shipped offshore…