Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.
Here's a taste of what he reckons.
"As a spectacle, there is little that beats a good day out at the American politics.
The outcome, well that was something too. The Democrats have taken the house, and it's a handbrake on the President."
"The equity changes to Kiwibuild are a rort.
It's a flagrant change of policy, and yet again shows what a scam Kiwibuild really is, and how this lot make stuff up as they go."
The Unemployment rate.
"You can't argue with good economic fact and 3.9 percent unemployment is globally right up there.
It's world class, and we are rolling."
"It's simple, he needs to go.
It looks further down the hole than he did last week, and he looked pretty much buried then.
This Sroubek thing is a disaster."
The Kaikoura Road and the International Award.
"The biggest civil engineering prize in the world handed out for it.
We beat a $150 billion rail project in India, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Again, we are world class."
The Banking Report.
"It was a complete waste of time, and buzzword recommendations made to make it look like it wasn’t a waste of time."
The All Blacks.
"These next couple of tests are the real deal and will remind us, once again, when it really counts no one touches the greatest team in the world."
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