Catherine Delahunty

And a partridge in a pear tree

by Catherine Delahunty

It’s day three of our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign today. This isn’t really an official part of the campaign, but for your entertainment I’ve penned a wee ditty thanking John Key’s Government for all the lovely presents they got us this year.

Altogether now:

On the first day of Christmas, my Government gave to me… 1 week less holiday and a reduction in social equity.

On the second day of Christmas, my Government gave to me… 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a reduction in spending parity.

On the third day of Christmas, my Government gave to me… 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and an attack on justice equity.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my Government gave to me… foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a new breach of Te Tiriti.

On the fifth day of Xmas my Govt gave to me… 5 river deaths, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a toxic legacy.

On the sixth day of Christmas my Government gave to me… 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a denial of animal cruelty.

On the seventh day of Christmas my Government gave to me… 7 work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a collapse of welfare equity.

On the eighth day of Christmas my Government gave to me… 8 free trade partners, 7 work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a lockdown in national sovereignty.

On the ninth day of Christmas my Govt gave me to me… a 90 day sacking, 8 free trade partners, work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a loss of workplace equity.

On the tenth day of Christmas my Govt gave to me… 10 plastic Hobbits, a 90 day sacking, 8 free trade partners, work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a workforce as a casualty.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my Govt gave to me… 11th hour bailouts, 10 plastic Hobbits, a 90 day sacking, 8 free trade partners, work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and a hand-out to corporate treachery.

On the twelth day of Xmas my Government gave to me… 12 hungry children, 11th hour bailouts, 10 plastic Hobbits, a 90 day sacking, 8 free trade partners, work tests and sanctions, 6 battery chickens, 5 dead rivers, foreshore confiscation, 3 strikes in prison, 2.5 percent more GST, 1 week less holiday, and some rhetoric about the economy.

Published in Economy, Work, & Welfare | Health & Wellbeing by Catherine Delahunty on Wed, December 8th, 2010   

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