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  •  Unfortunately, the National Party Government... (1+ / 0-)
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    ....has been doing an excellent job in busting unions and weakening the social safety net.

    They outsourced a rail modernization contract, worth hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, to China; so they could break the union at the rail workshops. It's been a disaster for most New Zealanders.  

    It is very obvious that, to the National Party, the political benefit of weakening labour unions outweighed the economic benefits of having the money kept in the New Zealand economy and also having the contracted work done correctly.

    The cheap, overseas manufactured railcars have failed to live up to the standards required and have required expensive refits.

    In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

    by xynz on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 04:42:52 PM PDT

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    •  Well, our ruling party is at work on (0+ / 0-)

      tattering the social safety net, and if our unions weren't so docile to the point of complicity in their own demise . . .

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 04:46:07 PM PDT

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