It’s easy really, the Government has a 100% fail rate in everything that it set out to fix, resolve, improve or eliminate based on its pre 2017 election promises. So why was Covid any different?
Was it the Governments “go hard and go early” slogan that did it? Given the response wasn’t early, and who evens knows what the “go hard” part means, unless we were going to fight COVID with premature ejaculation. no? I somehow doubt it was that catchy slogan that fought off the virus.
Perhaps it just may have been (or as Ardern says “bin”) the same geographical benefit that all isolated and sparsely populated island nations located thousands kilometres away from anywhere enjoy when it comes to human communicable diseases. the best place to be in a pandemic. as a 2019 report stated, “New Zealand, Australia and Iceland could act as island refuges to save humanity from extinction in the event of a catastrophic global pandemic, researchers have found.” https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago719254.html
Let us look at the Government’s success rate both pre and post the Corona outbreak on the issues of our time.
Before Covid we had challenges that were front of mind. Some real, some more propaganda-based exaggerations. But the labour government was going to sort it all out quick smart after “9 long years.” and they were going to be the “most open and honest, transformational” or now “foundational” while they righted the wrongs. Well we all know how the “open and honest” part has worked out. fail number one.
Here’s a list of the issues.
And lastly the latest attempt of rolling out the Covid vaccination.
All the hard-hitting crises that Labour bleated about when they were on the opposition benches have been tackled by Ardern and her cronies. And one after the other they have not only failed to do anything meaningful to improve on them, but in most cases have worsened them so spectacularly that the only way you could improve things for them is to invent time travel and set the clock backwards.
If time were set in reverse, we would see a rapid improvement in housing affordability, an increase in new jobs, GDP would skyrocket, house prices would rapidly become more affordable, child poverty would improve and the only thing that would grow is immigration numbers – and the irony here is it was COVID that sorted immigration out.
The other big difference of setting the clock back would also be a lot less money being spent on what is improving.
Labour have achieved remarkably well in one area, which is no mean feat I may add. They have managed to throw huge amounts of money at everything that has then gone on to get worse or get less of a result than before they tried to fix it.
They are the equivalent of windows 8 which is a software update so bad that Microsoft changed their numbering to help people forget about it. It reminds me of the joke that goes something like; a tornado hit Huntly late on Friday evening and did $50,000,000 worth of improvements.
So back to Covid.
We are meant to believe that the Government who promised 16,000 affordable new houses in their first term and produced next to nothing, who promised sweeping changes to mental health to save lives from being victims of suicide, only to see the highest suicide rates on record we are to believe they are the team who fought and won the war on covid?
Are we to believe the Government that promised to reduce child poverty, who said they would make housing affordable, that climate change was our nuclear free moment and that all New Zealanders would be housed in 3 weeks from them taking office, only to see the wait list for social housing quadruple, for CO2 emissions to start to rise after they had been slowly dropping prior to Labour taking office, to have house prices rocket up faster than ever and continue to keep the poor poorer by increasing tax on petrol, and policies that increased weekly rent payments and housing affordability overall. but they nailed it when it comes to the “tricky little virus?”
So, now they have had a year to get used to COVID and finish patting themselves on the back for such a good job. We are learning our border has actually been leaking like a sieve, MIQ workers aren’t being tested and as for the vaccination roll out….mmmm, after all the Covid-19 “success” that they are meant to have achieved eh?. And we are to believe they saved us from COViD-19?
Yeah Na, or perhaps yeah right…
There is a reason we didnt get COVID-19 and here is a geography lesson for those of you who don’t get it