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Monday, October 03, 2005

Clark Takes Howard's Unemployment

This morning's RLW news commentary carried a reference to record low unemployment in Australia. The lowest for thirty years, apparently. So now we find the truth of New Zealand Labour's much trumpeted local unemplyment figures. They did it by transferring the unemployed onto sickness and invalid benefits and by creating jobs for all the others in AUSTRALIA.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/03/2005 08:18:00 AM

8 Comments:

Blogger David said...

With 100 NZers a day fleeing Helen Clark to come here, that's going to be another 100,000 if the government runs a full three years. They're going to need 50,000 houses. And schools, shops, and other supporting infrastructure. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone is working full time in construction.

It's like NZ is losing, and Australia gaining, a city the size of Hamilton every three years. Meaning that Clark is to NZ what dodgy potatos were to Ireland.

10/03/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger darren said...

And let us not forget the unemployed who went to the Wananga or other similar institutions where the educational value was dubious to say the least.
CoolIT anyone!

10/03/2005 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous rotifer said...

Um. You might want to have a look at the Aus methodology for counting employed / unemployed before you go weilding those figures like a Sword of Rightousness. Just saying.

10/03/2005 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you add the sickness invalid etc to the unemployed and compare to 1999 then you see the true picture and it aint as good as the Leftie liars pretend
gd

10/03/2005 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

But Rotifer, every-one knows the Aus stats are based on:

1. Forward projections of unemployed taking into account many unemployed people choose to surf - and a fair proportion will be taken by crocodiles, sharks, stonefish, box jellyfish, hard to detect sandbars, high bacteria content and waterborne funnel webs.

2. Numbers are only counted during picking season.

3. Another 100,000 people are counted as employed on the basis of the cash economy.

4. The huge size of the Councils, State and Federal Government employee levels count double.

5. Tasmania stats are excluded if at all negative.

6. NZ stats are included in a subsection if the stats are at all favourable.

7. All unemployed people in Sydney and Brisbane are assumed to be Kiwis, or European backpackers, and adjusted accordingly (the irony being that most of those guys are actually working hard, but see point 3.

Based on what is pubically known, I'm not sure I see any problem with the latest figures.

10/03/2005 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger darren said...

I think it is shocking that a talented parliamentarian like Nandor Tanczos is unemployed.
Those brutal Greens placing him so low on the list that he doesn't get re-elected.
How heartless could Rod and Jeanette get!
This is in Stuff, today.
"I've been tossing a few ideas around, but I need to really clear my mind, do a bit of meditation and see what's available," said New Zealand's first Rastafarian MP.

"I'll take off to the forest and go sit with the trees for a while. I find often when I'm at a crossroads in my life that the best thing I can do is go and sit somewhere beautiful with some trees, or by a body of water or something like that, do some meditation, clear my head, pray for a bit of guidance and open myself up, really."

We all need to pray for him. Get the Exclusive Bretheren involved too. I am sure Wussell Bwown has their number!

10/03/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

There's quite a few beautiful places like that around NZ. Mind you, there's also a fair number of illegal cannabis plantations nestled in amongst them. Do you think he's going to meditate on getting a small business grant to cultivate a few of them (for the hemp of course).

10/03/2005 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Psycho Milt said...

David: "...Clark is to NZ what dodgy potatos were to Ireland."
Yeah, they're all fleeing this socialist govt. The higher wages and standard of living, and the better weather, have nothing to do with it. Perhaps you're too young to remember a time before Helen Clark, but those of us who've made it past primary school recall this as a feature of NZ life going way back. We also recall reducing unemployment figures by reclassifying the unemployed as an old trick, or at least I recall it as far back as Muldoon. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun.

10/03/2005 07:59:00 PM  

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