Bee: And this is what happens when 2 crazy ideas collide...
John Minto - Spokesperson for the Mana Policy announcing policy and his speech starts by talking about the 1% that have ruled this country for the last 27 years.
"Labour and National policy for the past 27 years has been captured by the 1 per cent. And that 1 per cent in New Zealand has become obscenely wealthy while we have hundreds of thousands of kids living in poverty."
You missed the best bit..
"Other policies include a $15 dollar minimum wage from April 1 next year and then pegging the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage from April 1, 2013, and making the first $27,000 of income would be tax free - which Mana said would give workers on minimum wage an extra $200 per week."
Yeah... Minimum wage set to be 2/3 of the average wage. That'll work. I think he's been vegetarian for far too long. (See my previous post)
Cheers - N
ps... hahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahaa... Just noticed he's having an April Fools joke... Look when the 2/3 minimum wage comes into effect... Nice one Mr Minto - you got me!