Labour's call for the dole to be paid to redundant workers even if their partners were on high incomes would cost about $1 billion over three years, Prime Minister John Key said today.
"It demonstrates (Labour) haven't got their heads around what's happening in 2009," Mr Key said.
"It's not that I don't have sympathy for those people but in the end someone has to pay the bill - and there aren't little pixies at the bottom of the garden printing cash."
Oh dear. Just what has Poor Phil been doing all these years? Certainly not studying economies! Then again, he'll be counting himself lucky that David Cunliffe and Shane Jones are damaged goods as a result of the Bill Liu citizenship scandal, so the leadership spill won't come this week. Well, not unless Maryan Street had a fondue party at the weekend!