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  Reply # 1684850 8-Dec-2016 19:23
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That was certainly a remarkably awful performance by Paul Henry. Closed-minded, ignorant, and thoroughly opinionated, talking over Gareth all the time, making the interview a completely pointless contest.

 

 

 

 

Really? Back chat by Gareth when he got the non positive result. Name calling is the greatest form of weakness.


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Fred99:

 

That was certainly a remarkably awful performance by Paul Henry. Closed-minded, ignorant, and thoroughly opinionated, talking over Gareth all the time, making the interview a completely pointless contest.

 

 

 

 

It depends on how you interpret it.  I saw it the exact opposite way.  Morgan wouldn't shut up enough to let Henry complete one question.

 

 

Because your a .......  mate.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1684854 8-Dec-2016 19:25
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Geektastic:

 

He's a certifiable loon.

 

His idea of 'fair' seems to be the usual left wing one of dragging everyone down to the lowest common denominator.

 

 

Its easy to be left wing, when your worth a bob. 

 

 

 

Cake, have, eat it too


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  Reply # 1684855 8-Dec-2016 19:26
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It failed because Morgan failed to defend the indefensible, he then just started to mutter rubbish.

 

 

And name calling. 


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  Reply # 1684858 8-Dec-2016 19:29
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Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

Fred99:

 

That was certainly a remarkably awful performance by Paul Henry. Closed-minded, ignorant, and thoroughly opinionated, talking over Gareth all the time, making the interview a completely pointless contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At least Paul Henry stopped the rubbish that Gareth Morgan was spewing. Morgan crazy ideas would wreck our economy and he is supposed to be an economist, I wonder where he purchased his diploma from.

 

 

Nice one Mike.

 

So you think it's the place of an interviewer to stop someone being interviewed from spouting what in your opinion is "rubbish" so that nobody else gets to hear what he's got to say, then you launch into an ad-hominem attack against him yourself?

 

I suggest you calm down, think about that with reference to how you've reacted at times to others when they've tried to shut people down on these forums.

 

I don't agree with GM's "equity tax" BTW, but I do respect his expertise, and would have liked to hear him discuss it in more detail rather than just seeing him being shouted down.

 

 

Name calling isn't cool.

 

"Nice one Mike."

 

"you launch into an ad-hominem attack against him yourself"

 

"I suggest you calm down"

 

" shut people down on these forums."

 

 

 

Pot , Black, Kettle?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1684860 8-Dec-2016 19:30
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Wade:

 

MikeB4:

 

Fred99:

 

That was certainly a remarkably awful performance by Paul Henry. Closed-minded, ignorant, and thoroughly opinionated, talking over Gareth all the time, making the interview a completely pointless contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At least Paul Henry stopped the rubbish that Gareth Morgan was spewing. Morgan crazy ideas would wreck our economy and he is supposed to be an economist, I wonder where he purchased his diploma from.

 

 

 

 

TradeMe?

 

 

 

 

Weetbix, I thought, but some here say that Sanitarium is run by a religious group.


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  Reply # 1684862 8-Dec-2016 19:32
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Satch:

 

Fred99: 

 

You must be kidding.  

 

 

 

Not at all.

 

Feel free to support this loony.  Then spend your life trying to get ahead only to be taxed for the privilege sending you backwards again (aka being told what to do with YOUR money).

 

 

If you'd have opened your mind a bit, then I presume that the argument would have been that with an equity tax replacing (all or part of) income taxes, then you'd be able to spend time getting ahead by working to increase income rather than equity.  I presume that would also create jobs/wealth, rather than encourage dead non-productive investment which doesn't.

 

Calling him a loony for expressing new ideas confirms how closed-minded people can be.  

 

It reflects poorly on you too.

 

 

Sorry, more name calling to those that don't agree with you. These are THEIR opinions, and YOUR opinions.


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  Reply # 1684864 8-Dec-2016 19:38
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Something here sounds awfully familiar.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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  Reply # 1684868 8-Dec-2016 19:41
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mudguard:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

 

 

He also forgets that buying a home is part of saving for retirement.

 

 

I don't think it will be for my generation (mid thirties). I honestly cannot see universal super existing by the time I get there. I've read Morgan's Big Kahuna (I forget who co-wrote it). His equity tax makes sense from a fairness point of view, after all, we have GST which is somewhat of an unfair tax, and most other income is taxed. However it would be terribly unpopular given the that possibly the bulk of voters are home owners. However there is potential for drastic change in perhaps another generation when the bulk of the voter base is renting.

 

On a sidenote, I don't watch Paul Henry because of these type of interviews, my partner watches it every morning, but I tire of adversarial style and just generally talking over his guests. 

 

 

Fair enough, but in this case, GM was reverse adversarial. Simple questions, but not suitable for him. Weak. His money doesnt insure against weak. 


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  Reply # 1684872 8-Dec-2016 19:46
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Dingbatt: , however his example which posited that homeowners should effectively be renting their own homes

 

 

 

To some degree we are effectively already renting our homes if we own them, as we have to pay rates, (plus body corporate fees, insurance etc) There are people who have to pay over 10k a year on rates, because they happen to live in a high value area and have a high value home, relative to other homes in the area. Rates is effectively a wealth tax already, because much of it bears no relationship to the services it gets from the council. 

 

 

 

I don't think he is calling for any capital gains tax is he? Isn't that the whole problem with CGT and loopholes? I think it is solely this asset tax he is after, where assets should earn income. So if you have money, you should put it into something that creates income, which then covers the tax that is paid on it. On the surface, it makes some sense. But applying it to a family home is stupid, because it is impossible for a family home to generate income, unless you are renting out rooms etc.

 

 

Agree. A home is a home. 1 Mill, 800 equity. So the F what? I/we live in it, are we supposed to derive an income from it, and if we don't we get taxed on it??? He needs a hobby, or to be a real economist

 

What about my lawnmower? Should I buy a $6000 ride on, or another $350 one? Like my own home, its mine, its not a business.


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  Reply # 1684876 8-Dec-2016 19:57
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Rikkitic:

 

Something here sounds awfully familiar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yup.

 

It's the turbocharged whoosh of something flying straight in one ear - and straight out the other.

 

 


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Rikkitic:

 

Something here sounds awfully familiar.

 

 

 

 

Yes it does. 


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Fred99:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Something here sounds awfully familiar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yup.

 

It's the turbocharged whoosh of something flying straight in one ear - and straight out the other.

 

 

 

 

of the ones that don't subscribe to your opinions ]on this topic?


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Fred99:

 

Satch:

 

Fred99: 

 

You must be kidding.  

 

 

 

Not at all.

 

Feel free to support this loony.  Then spend your life trying to get ahead only to be taxed for the privilege sending you backwards again (aka being told what to do with YOUR money).

 

 

If you'd have opened your mind a bit, then I presume that the argument would have been that with an equity tax replacing (all or part of) income taxes, then you'd be able to spend time getting ahead by working to increase income rather than equity.  I presume that would also create jobs/wealth, rather than encourage dead non-productive investment which doesn't.

 

Calling him a loony for expressing new ideas confirms how closed-minded people can be.  

 

It reflects poorly on you too.

 

 

Sorry, more name calling to those that don't agree with you. These are THEIR opinions, and YOUR opinions.

 

 

Saying that something "reflects poorly on you" isn't in that context and with that example "name calling".

 

Calling people "loonies" is.

 

 

 

 


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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Fred99:

 

Satch:

 

Fred99: 

 

You must be kidding.  

 

 

 

Not at all.

 

Feel free to support this loony.  Then spend your life trying to get ahead only to be taxed for the privilege sending you backwards again (aka being told what to do with YOUR money).

 

 

If you'd have opened your mind a bit, then I presume that the argument would have been that with an equity tax replacing (all or part of) income taxes, then you'd be able to spend time getting ahead by working to increase income rather than equity.  I presume that would also create jobs/wealth, rather than encourage dead non-productive investment which doesn't.

 

Calling him a loony for expressing new ideas confirms how closed-minded people can be.  

 

It reflects poorly on you too.

 

 

Sorry, more name calling to those that don't agree with you. These are THEIR opinions, and YOUR opinions.

 

 

Saying that something "reflects poorly on you" isn't in that context and with that example "name calling".

 

Calling people "loonies" is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I see is the continual attitude when you don't get your way. 


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