Thursday, February 16, 2012

As he rolls another number and he counts

People are complaining that Finance Minister Bill English has no idea how much money will accrue from privatising gubblement assets. Back during the election a figure may well have been promised for the balancing of budgets and the proving of fiscal responsibility... but now “It’s not our best guess, it’s just a guess. It’s just some numbers, and that might mean they look roughly right for forecasting purposes.”

So what is their best guess?HA HA such figures are reserved for subscribers to the Premium Service. You cannot expect English to give them away.

The important thing is that the numbers “look roughly right for forecasting purposes.”

14 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"It was not intended to be a factual statement."

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

I guess Kyl was just RAZzing us.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Also, eff blooger's new word verification thinghie.

Prove that Sarah Palin isn't a robot and then I'll get back to you.
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Another Kiwi said...

Economics is for the rich folks and is not an exact science, peons!

M. Bouffant said...

People are complaining

They just never shut the fuck up, do they?

Another Kiwi said...

Bloody peasants!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They stink on ice.
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Substance McGravitas said...

If they privatize themselves they can make a good chunk of change pretty quickly.

wiley said...

test test test

Pontefract, orkestl

Why the comma?

Am I supposed to type the comma?

Robot confused.

I no type comma.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

So what is their best guess?HA HA such figures are reserved for subscribers to the Premium Service.

Do "Riddled After Dark" subscribers also get a sneak peek?

Another Kiwi said...

Fooking Blogger was not going to let me comment here.Is it fooked or what

Substance McGravitas said...

I think it might be another "discriminating against the upside-downies" hitch.

Smut Clyde said...

My understanding of the two-part capcha-word (as relayed to me by someone who heard it on a TED talk) is that one of the two words is known, though distorted to fool spambots with OCR, while the other part is some ambiguous text coming from various on-going projects to digitise books for the public domain.

So for purposes of proving your non-robothood, a correct response to that second half doesn't matter so much (though your response will be added to the crowd-sourced digitisation effort).

Such is the theory.

Smut Clyde said...

If they privatize themselves they can make a good chunk of change pretty quickly.

We have the glibertarian ACT party, who do believe in privatising govt. Their one MP in a nearly-hung parliament has made his support for the gubblement contingent on the creation of various policy initiatives to employ all the ACT politicians who *didn't* get into parliament.

Substance McGravitas said...

As if on cue I get "miſchief".