Friday, January 11, 2013

Emmerson on taxing matters

Herald cartoonist Rod Emmerson turns his attention to matters of taxation this morning, with Revenue Minister Peter Dunne being his "victim; here 'tis:


Peter Dunne may not be Parliament's most popular MP, but he is a competent Revenue Minister, working well in a portfolio that no-one else leaps out of their seat to take. 

But credit to Rod Emmerson; in creating a segue between the Novopay and student loan issues, he might just have stumbled onto a clever idea!

13 comments:

bsprout said...

It is interesting how quickly sympathy for teachers quickly switches to the usual attacks. Teachers are now being collectively damned because it is rumoured that some have spent their overpayments. However suggesting using money that wasn't theirs in the first place to pay of student loans...? I'm not sure where you are going with this, KS, you are joking?

George Peterson said...

Dunne is a disreputable dick-head. As Minister of Revenue, he has not breathed one word about the TPP. Why? Because he knows how to cover-up for dodgy behaviours, thanks to his long career in doing just that.

Keeping Stock said...

Lighten up bsprout. Emmerson's specialty is tying together two unrelated issues through a common denominator; in this case Peter Dunne. I thought it was both clever and funny. There's no subliminal attack on your profession.

pdm said...

There remains this question re Dunne - did his United Future party pay back all of the money he misappropriated in 2005?

The last I recall seeing is that like Peters they had some outstanding - $64,000 approx as I recall.

bsprout said...

Hence the question, KS, it's sometimes hard to tell. I have been reading a few blogs recently that seem determined to shift the focus back on teachers despite the obvious faults of Novapay. As you can imagine when the profession has been under constant attack for some time we are inclined to be a little sensitive and defensive.

Suki Baba said...

"As you can imagine when the profession has been under constant attack for some time we are inclined to be a little sensitive and defensive."

Oh dear!
Given your constant attacks on Hekia Parata, John Key, Stephen Joyce, anything National, your cry-baby indignation is a bit surprising.
But then again, maybe not.

PM of NZ said...

the profession has been under constant attack for some time

Profession? It is nothing but a pit of unionised vipers that deserves to be constantly poked and prodded.

Teaching Pete said...

PMofNZ provides the perfect example of a right-wing teacher-basher. It drives so much of what National has buggered-up since it came into office and is epitomized in Hekia Parata and her arrogance - which we can all see has produced excellent results for New Zealand education. Couple that debacle with the John Banks 'inspired' Charter School plans and you begin to see just how nasty National and its adherents are toward New Zealand education and the harm we all are suffering as a result.

Suki Baba said...

Yes, even Keeping Stock recognises the FUBAR that is Parata and wants her ejected. Lil' Jonny doesn't want to do that though, does he. Lacks the balls.

Keeping Stock said...

@ Teaching Pete - would it surprise you to know that PMofNZ was cheerleading for Winston Peters prior to the 2011 General Election, and was dismissive of National?

Ruby Guyton said...

I agree with Suki Baba at 11.13am

PM of NZ said...

And still remains totally dismissive of National, who has wasted four years gifted to them to rout the tossers that remain unionised, not only in education but other critical industries like the ports.

Lazarus and NZ First espouses where the Nats should be, much further right, but unfortunately like Winston, Johnny Key has proven they too cannot be trusted. Especially with getting into bed with the separatist natives freely exploiting race to remain at the trough.

Mind you Winnie still always gives master classes in pushing the buttons of xenophobes.

National has not buggered any thing in education, it was always buggered at the hands of the unions. Like in welfare, the Nats only problem with education is that they need to go a hell of a lot harder to get the necessary results to quell the never ending sense of entitlement.



Calvin Brock said...

Peter Dunne may not be Parliament's most popular MP, but he is a competent Revenue Minister, working well in a portfolio that no-one else leaps out of their seat to take.