Yesterday Nick Smith was thinking of taxing plastic bags. Today John Key threatened legislative intervention in an employment dispute. Now the government’s planning to spend $1.5b on telecommunications infrastructure. Now I’m not necessarily opposed to what they’re doing, but they do seem awfully interventionist for a right wing government.
How do people that voted for limited government and a retreat from the recent years of big government feel about all this? Is John Key living up to his promise to pull back from the days of the government ‘meddling’ in people’s lives?