Speech to Wellington Public Meeting
9 August 2009
Hardly a month goes by, it seems, without John Key announcing some bold new plan to tackle the economic crisis.
Even before they won the election, National had signed up to a scheme to guarantee bank deposits to head off a potential credit crunch.
In February they held the high profile Jobs Summit. In March the government announced a national cycleway and their "9 day fortnight" plan.
The Budget in May cancelled the tax cuts planned to 2010 and 2011 as the government deficit worsened.
Last month it was a subsidy scheme for McDonalds to take on unemployed workers.