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    Moderator Note This topic seems to be drifting...

    Moderator Note

    This topic seems to be drifting a bit too far towards the Housing Crisis thread, here on PT, so please post housing crisis matters there.
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    Quick! Look Over Here. (Not There!)

    Look good with the little, (and nothing to do with ACC other than Herr Goffler's continuing campaign of curbing freedoms), all to deflect attention from how bad things are with the big things that...
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    The question is self-answering. If correct...

    The question is self-answering. If correct installation was proven, it was the council sign off. That then led to BRANZ. That then sort-of led to the gummint. Something it did not like.

    Source
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    Poll: Yeah - the idiots are running the asylum.

    Yeah - the idiots are running the asylum.
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    Poll: But the gummint's concerned about its tax losses...

    But the gummint's concerned about its tax losses - no one else's.
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    A lot of the leaky home affairs were material...

    A lot of the leaky home affairs were material failures which did not occur because of incorrect installation.

    Some grey-haired building inspectors told me they had no choice but to sign off on...
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    It's not that simple, as I understand it. The...

    It's not that simple, as I understand it.

    The materials utilised were approved by BRANZ - a gummint, or quasi-gummint, organisation. Both councils and builders have pointed that out. The gummint -...
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    Just like the co-discussion the Housing Crisis...

    Just like the co-discussion the Housing Crisis thread, here on PT, I can't escape the notion that all the hoo-hah, finger-pointing and blame-gaming is about a variety of symptoms and misses the...
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    So it's 'the market' that's at fault? See...

    So it's 'the market' that's at fault?

    See flyer's post, here.
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    Maybe - Maybe Not

    A very broad generalisation, that.

    It could be re-phrased thus:
    Unless you want the all-take-no-give-and-no-responsibility-COST-PLUS-PM hassle of dealing with repairs, costs, tenant problems,...
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    Or low wages compared to the cost of living....

    Or low wages compared to the cost of living. Wasn't it Blenglish who mumbled something about NZ becoming a low wage economy, servicing Oz?
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    "I presume that it's just a scenario that isn't going to happen," said Dhil Twitford

    https://www.propertytalk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1380&d=1539390776

    The crisis the Housing Minister created

    A report yesterday of a woman, 86, moving because of a 73 percent rent...
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    Already taken care of - the increase in the...

    Already taken care of - the increase in the minimum wage will fix it.
    That such a thing is inflationary, a two steps forward and three steps backward function, never occurs to the socialists.
    Well...
  14. Fair's Fare For Gummints

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    The word 'wise' does not sit comfortably with the word 'tax.'

    Worse - what was really meant was:

    "Taxing inflation: joining other modern governments so as to get something for...
  15. Never let the facts get in the way of some good...

    Never let the facts get in the way of some good political spin.
  16. Or perhaps that the Kiwibuild thing was a grand...

    Or perhaps that the Kiwibuild thing was a grand lie to sucker voters?


    I wonder what the euphemism "reset" will mean in practice?
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    You've got me worried, now, Keys. I thought...

    You've got me worried, now, Keys.

    I thought your position was that: while a LL cannot ask for more than two weeks in advance, that same LL did not breach s23, if a tenant volunteered (say) a month...
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    So GST up by about the same amount as income tax...

    So GST up by about the same amount as income tax is done.

    Would that be a 'zero sum game' for wage and salary earners?
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    Keep Smiling Atlas

    Individuals are carrying the tax burden
    3 June 2019



    And what portion of the total tax take does income tax comprise, I wonder? (Excluding stealth taxes, aka SOE dividends, etc.)
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    That's it? How's that working with SOE...

    That's it?

    How's that working with SOE electricity generators - for example?
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    That prediction was May 2015. Any signs of a...

    That prediction was May 2015.

    Any signs of a crash of note, yet?
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    Eri confirms what I suggested. Flexible figures,...

    Eri confirms what I suggested. Flexible figures, dubious accuracy and strained hypotheses.

    Flexible = fudged = politically spun = distortions = lies.
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    There are not enough details in what you refer...

    There are not enough details in what you refer to, to enable the question to be answered.

    One must also be careful of stats. Especially from ACC.

    E.g. If a person is domiciled in emergency...
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    Frying Pan or The Fire?

    Why does that have to be so?

    I've often wondered about the 'cost of government' involvement.

    E.g. for every dollar the gummint spends on welfare or housing supplement or whatever, how much must...
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    How do you define "market forces?"

    How do you define "market forces?"
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