BREAKING: TVNZ Poll – Cannabis referendum 35% yes, 53% no

DeepThinkers welcome hearty, non idealogical, evidence based debate.  Here is a comment from a deepthinker on marijuana legalization A professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School says that the cannabis legalisation debate is based on one of the most visible cases of science denial she has seen in decades. Bertha Madras PhD is a Professor

2020-09-28T19:59:11+00:00September 28th, 2020|3 Comments

Act leader David Seymour says Kiwis being told ‘two massive falsehoods’ about Covid-19 response

NEWSHUB Election 2020: Act leader David Seymour says the Government is serving up "two massive falsehoods" about the Covid-19 response "to cover up the fact we got lucky". "The simple truth is, they were just making it up as they went along," he told supporters in Christchurch. Seymour said it was "nauseating" to be constantly

2020-09-27T20:01:51+00:00September 27th, 2020|3 Comments

Latest Reid Research Poll shows Labour extending their lead

POLLINGCHART For voters who understand basic management principals and the opportunity cost of poorly spent taxpayer money, this poll will be depressing. 3 more years of Labour mismanagement will result in poorer health outcomes for Kiwis, more ailing businesses, ever growing gang number, more prevalent drug use in our society, rising gun crime, and more

2020-09-27T16:43:07+00:00September 27th, 2020|2 Comments

NZ Election 2020: National’s aim of reducing child poverty by targeting material hardship ‘contradictory’ – Jacinda Ardern

During the TVNZ leaders' debate earlier this week, National leader Judith Collins accused Ardern of doing nothing to address child poverty like she had promised. Ardern pushed back, highlighting the seven measures that had improved, but her statement has been ruled as "misleading" by AAP FactCheck, who said the changes were "not statistically significant and

2020-09-26T19:11:09+00:00September 26th, 2020|3 Comments

More Andrew Little hypocrisy

If elected, Bridges said National would look to give police new powers that would allow them to charge people who withhold information about child abuse. The new offence would carry a maximum jail sentence of three years. On Friday, National’s spokeswoman on children Louise Upston re-announced the party's plan to punish those who remain silent.

2020-09-25T19:20:18+00:00September 25th, 2020|2 Comments

Do NZ voters really want another 3 years of state failure?

The following is an op-ed from Taxpayers' Union Campaigns Manager Louis Houlbrooke. Phil Twyford says he will build light rail in Auckland if Labour wins the next election. Of course, he promised exactly the same thing at the last election and, after spending two and a half years in discussions and $5 million of taxpayers’

2020-09-24T19:41:41+00:00September 24th, 2020|3 Comments

Wealth tax ‘a bottom line’ for the Greens

Newstalk ZB / NZ Herald, A fracture has been driven into the Greens-Labour Party relationship after the Greens demanded a wealth tax be part of any future Coalition government agreement. The Greens election policies include a plan to make Kiwis with a net-worth greater than $1 million, pay 1 per cent of their wealth to

2020-09-23T18:06:33+00:00September 23rd, 2020|2 Comments

The polling gap between National and Labour continues to shrink

Did Judith Collins do enough in the Leader debate? Although the political commentators gave the debate to Judith Collins, and Peter Goodfellow sent an email saying Judith crushed it, DeepThink didn't see enough in Judith's performance to suggest a significant shifting of the polls. Although Judith did bring up the failed child poverty promises Jacinda

2020-09-22T17:25:34+00:00September 22nd, 2020|3 Comments

National will nurture New Zealand’s technology talent

DeepThink's view on government's role for rebuilding a better NZ is being put into practise by the National Party Analysis of NZ to establish which sectors have the highest potential for returns (which I’m guessing won’t include rail and skypath). Sir Peter Gluckman has made a start for free, what is the Prime Minister’s Chief

2020-09-21T16:58:26+00:00September 21st, 2020|3 Comments

Is Jacinda Ardern on the team of five million?

“New Zealanders will be asking whether Jacinda Ardern is part of the team of five million after she clearly flouted the rules she has asked us to live by,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Ardern was photographed on Thursday taking a selfie with at least a dozen people in close proximity to her. “Hospitality businesses

2020-09-20T18:25:29+00:00September 20th, 2020|3 Comments
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