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New Zealand PM, ministers take pay cut as virus hits economy

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By Marty MELVILLE

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That's refreshing. Abe.....?. Aso?.... Got it, know exactly where you guys stand.

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Why not take an 80% paycut? 300K is still more than enough.

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Trump? Trudeau? Macron? Absolutely disgusting they haven't taken the cut either, know exactly where these morons stand. And 20%? Are you kidding me? Millions jobless and she takes 20%!? What a greedy girl.. That's why we're voting her out!

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Ardern is just virtue signalling as she has done for the last two years. The funny thing is that the last few weeks is the first time she has actually earned her salary, as she has been a part time prime minister. The best thing she has done in handling the COVID-19 crisis is to push her incompetent health minister out of the way and have the Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield take centre stage.

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@wellington

A bit harsh aren’t you - That’s 20% more than any other world leader.

And she has been a real leader in this crisis by being decisive & making the hard decisions early (unlike most countries).

not sure where you get the ‘millions jobless’ from, considering NZ’s small population.

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And let me be honest, despite the fact that overseas newspapers like the Guardian have pushed Jacinda to the moon and back (she was the former president of the International Union of Socialist Youth), she has done a terrible job outside crisis time. The likes of Helen Clark and John Key would not hesitate to axe an incompetent minister. Jacinda has kept some real detritus in her cabinet , such as the immigration minister who decided to give a jailed Czech drug dealer permanent residency. The economy was slowing prior to COVID-19 and she was incapable of keeping her coalition partners in line.

Hopefully New Zealanders see sense in September and kick this communist to the kerb.

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not sure where you get the ‘millions jobless’ from, considering NZ’s small population.

That’s what I thought. ‘Millions’ jobless in a country of less than 5 million?

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Any other politicians, big CEOs and fat cats around the world care to do the same?

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Well yeah. How about that Dan Price.

"CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise."

That was 5 years ago.

Then the other day: "Today I cut my pay to $0. I'm committed to laying off 0 of our employees."

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Pukey2:

Any other politicians, big CEOs and fat cats around the world care to do the same?

Err.... yeah, Donald Trump. And he did right off the bat, not as a Corona publicity stunt.

Sorry if learning that is bad for your blood pressure.

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