Mark the Week: Giving $3 billion to beneficiaries is criminal

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 10:36AM
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Mark the Week: Giving $3 billion to beneficiaries is criminal

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 10:36AM

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.

The Week Overall.

6/10.

"Because with a lot to deal with, a lot to think about, and a lot of change, things, by in large, feel okay."

Information.

9/10.

"Like most things, information is working.

If you are of a mind, this is a time to learn, read, listen, and watch.

It’s a time to know a lot, about a lot of things you might never have bothered with."

Jacinda Ardern.

5/10.

"I am giving her a little benefit of the doubt, but she looks increasingly shakey, indecisive, and torn.

The stimulus package helped.

But when you're giving three billion dollars to beneficiaries for no good virus related reason that’s politics over economic practicality.

And it's criminal."

Grant Robertson.

4/10.

"He's down in my estimation. He's still on top of his portfolio and the communication of it.

But the Winter Energy Payment, and the aforementioned benefits increase was a dreadful political mistake."

Simon Bridges.

4/10.

"He looked dreadful in the House talking about the package response.

He was outshone by both Paul Goldsmith and Michael Woodhouse, and by some margin.

He needs a major improvement fast, if you're going to be called the Opposition actually be it."

The Sports Administrators.

8/10.

"From the Warriors, to the Phoenix, to New Zealand Rugby, and their Australian counterparts.

In the most dire of times to try and forge on with creative thinking is to be admired."

Panic.

0/10.

"There is no room for it."

Hope and Perspective.

10/10.

"Most of life is perfectly normal, and most stuff works fine.

There is an end to this,and there aren't actually all that many unknowns.

Never forget that."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW