Monthly Archives: June 2021

More employees and higher costs every year

The New Zealand public service cost around $50-60 billion to run each year, and employs close to 450,000 people. Given the whole NZ budget is only around $100 billion, you’d think the average person would want to know why it costs half of what is collected in taxes to feed the other half back into the economy. Strangely, no one

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NZ Farmers feed the crocodile

In a 1940 speech, Winston Churchill described countries wanting to remain neutral during the war as appeasers, and said each one is “feeding the crocodile in the hope they will be the last to be eaten”. Perhaps someone needs to say something similar to farmers in New Zealand today. The founder of the NZ Farmer facebook page is Tyler Fifield

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