Bulletin 17/7/2017


The Greeens’ welfare policy continues to be a big deal, drawing responses from National and ACT.  Winston Peters announces plan to have a binding referendum on abolishing the Maori electoral seats.  Labour releases their first campaign ad, where Andrew Little outlines their main issues of housing and healthcare.  David Seymour makes false and ignorant statements.


Echo Chamber National:

On the Greens’ welfare policy:


Only “paid employment” is “work”:


Echo Chamber Labour:

On Maori electoral seats:


On homelessness:


On education:


Campaign ad, it’s about housing and healthcare:


Echo Chamber Green:

On welfare reform:


Echo Chamber New Zealand First:



Echo Chamber Maori Party:

On poverty:


On Maori electoral seats:


Echo Chamber ACT:

(!) “Communism”.  You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means:


(!) Actually, it has been proven empirically that social welfare programmes measurably reduces poverty (e.g. http://www2.hawaii.edu/~noy/300texts/poverty-comparative.pdf , “Detailed analysis confirms that higher levels of government spending as in Scandinavia and Northern Europe and more careful targeting of government transfers on the poor as in Canada, Sweden and Finland produce lower poverty rates”):


On coalitions:


Echo Chamber United Future:

Nothing significant.



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