工党财经发言人:English不靠谱,奇谈妄语论薪资

英格里希不靠谱,奇谈妄语论薪资

工党财经事务发言人大卫康利夫(Hon David Cunliffe

 

财政部长比尔英格里希已经昏了头,居然要推动新西兰向低薪型经济发展。

作出上述表示的工党财经事务发言人大卫康利夫昨天批评说:财政部长在澳纽领导力论坛以及周末电视节目中的言论引发民众对现政府在创造就业、提升收入等方面乏术可陈的无比担忧。

比尔英格里希、约翰基以及同党们在2008年信誓旦旦要缩小澳大利亚和新西兰人薪资收入的差距。他们食言了。如今两国之间的薪资差距不但没有缩小,反而大幅拉开到超过34%

国家党没有老实承认失败――当然现在甚至连比尔英格里希本人也不再相信自己了――也并不从此着手寻求振兴经济和提升收入的途径,他们一心只求从窘境中脱身。

大卫康利夫说,“比尔英格里希辩称低薪型经济是竞争力所在,其实已经拐进一条死胡同,令人悲哀的是他还领着成千上万的国民朝死路上奔。我不知道有哪个拿着低薪干活的新西兰人会当这是优势的!”

我们永远无法、也根本不应当拿低薪经济跟崛起的亚洲经济竞争。那样做的结果只会是一个社会和经济的悲剧。

大卫康利夫特别指出,最近几周以来英格里希先生的表现有越来越不靠谱的势头,诸如:

  • 先前他要为地震后的重建全面举债,现在却计划要出台一个“零预算”;
  • 先前他力主勤俭节约,后来却放款给大员们的宝马车买单,资助彼塔沙坡(Pita Sharple)们的塑料毛利战船,和传媒、电影公司秘密交易;
  • 主要由于他本人的一系列糟糕决策,导致严重浪费了预算――7亿多纽元巨款被拨给南坎特伯雷金融公司;
  • 在对AMI保险公司的状况以及政府倒底要花多少钱来救这家公司并不知情的情况下,给了AMI一张空白支票。

与此同时,新西兰人却过着日益艰困的日子。

DavidCUNLIFFE 

Finance Spokesperson

11 April 2011                                  MEDIA STATEMENT
Erratic English loses plot on wages

Finance Minister Bill English has lost the plot, pushing the case for New Zealand to be a low-wage economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

David Cunliffe said the Finance Minister’s comments at the Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum and on a weekend television programme have raised huge concerns about the Government’s lack of a plan to create jobs and raise incomes.

“Bill English, John Key and company promised in 2008 to close the wage gap with Australia. They have failed. Instead it has blown out to more than 34 percent.

“Rather than honestly admitting that failure — surely even Bill English can’t believe in himself any longer —- and adopting a plan to lift wages and growth, National is trying to spin its way out of its embarrassment.

“By arguing the advantages of a low-wage economy, Bill English has turned into a dead end street, and sadly he’s taking hundreds of thousands of Kiwis with him. I don’t know any low-wage Kiwi who sees that status as an advantage!

“We will never, and should never, aim to compete with an emerging Asian economy on low wages,” David Cunliffe said. “To do so would be a social and economic tragedy.

“Mr English’s comments have become increasingly erratic over recent weeks. He has:

  • Wanted to borrow the entire cost of earthquake recovery, and now plans a ‘zero budget’;
  • Advocated austerity, but funds seat-warmers for his BMW fleet, a tupperwaka for Pita Sharples, and sly deals with media companies and film studios;
  • Blew the budget for South Canterbury Finance by more than $700 million, largely through his own poor decisions;
  • Gave a blank cheque to AMI, without knowing the costs or the state of the company.

“All the while Kiwis are doing it tough, and finding it harder to make ends meet,” David Cunliffe said.

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