Did anyone notice the contradiction in two of Labour’s policies?
Last week Dunedin North MP David Clark was trying to get support for his Bill to increase the minimum wage.
At the same time list MP David Parker was, and still is, trying to get the government to meddle with the exchange rate to decrease the value of the dollar which will in effect cutting the real wages of all New Zealanders.
Both policies are misguided and one contradicts the intent of the other.
One effective way to take pressure off the value of the dollar is tighter fiscal policy but Labour has fought tooth and nail against every policy National has introduced to cut costs in the public sector.