The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

says it all really


Don't worry, normal critique of Labour will resume once afterglow has faded ;-)

14 comments:

Gooner said...

I like it, despite my right leanings!

Phantasmagoric Political Junkie said...

legendary, deserves a medal.

Fi said...

Nice one Span.

span said...

hey sorry i should clarify that it wasn't my work! i got it through the grapevine, i suspect it comes from the university students :-)

glad you all like it as much as i do though!

Anonymous said...

Whoever did it, it's bloody good.

Really pleased about the Loans policy. Love seeing the right-wingers ranting and raving about it too. It's good policy, easily trumps the meagre offering the Nats have put up and it might actually retain graduates too.

Just wondering, could a right winger please let us know when Don's tax policy will be coming... anytime soon or should we just wait till after the election?

Gooner said...

Ask Rico Gear, he's a right winger.

Phantasmagoric Political Junkie said...

But Tana votes Labour

thecoolestblog said...

Cool blog and cool message

span said...

why thank you kind sir/madam.

gpjwatson said...

While it is poor public policy it is definitely a vote winner for Labour.

After many years institutionalised I managed to rack up a large debt, and under this policy stand to save thousands per annum, probably more than a tax cut whenever the details are announced. Under Labour's policy i would discontinue voluntary repayments, and either invest in interest bearing accounts those funds or apply them to my interest attracting mortgage, and only pay the bare minimum off my student loan. Assuming individuals are rational self maximisers one would be crazy not to.

However for many self maximising at the expense of others may not be a decision influencer when it comes to voting.

Blatant self interest at the expense of overtaxed low wage earners in south Auckland factories will not be the basis upon which I vote.

I will vote for what is best for the country, which at this stage seems clearly to be National, rather than be bribed by a party desperate to cling to power.

Anonymous said...

But Watson you accumulated a large debt becasue you were off your face on weed the whole time. No wonder you spent a decade and a half at university.

span said...

now dear Anon that's not very pleasant. it's never as straight forward as it seems. i myself spent much longer at university than was strictly required to earn my degree, but then i didn't always do the full compliment of papers and actually i started a second degree which i ditched two years in.

in terms of voting in your own self interest, what are tax cut based votes about then?

gpjwatson said...

I see anonymous ad hominem attacks creeping on to your blog Span.

Surely that person would know if one didn't pass papers they would be excluded from enrolment.

I enjoyed many years to complete my degrees (and a range of extra papers for personal interest) not because I spoke in favour of a relaxation of the cannabis laws, but because I studied part time while working, engaged heavily in student life and pursued personal interests.

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