The changes to stationary and signage will bankrupt the country alone.
Those ragged few that are left once the state
With regards to the changes Key said: "Some people will feel threatened by that (those people who are getting fired) and others won't (those people in the top jobs that I'm friends with). But ... I don't think we should stop doing things because they're challenging, and that's always been my approach to both firing people and my sex life."
Rumours that the Ministers holding the seperate portfolios would be genetically modified into a single Super Minister blob was quickly quashed as Key explained that he looked after his own, and by that he meant those who earned as much as Ministers did. "Sure, it would make more sense that if we think one Ministry can undertake all the work that one Minister could do the same thing, but I can't take away their portfolios from them when they've grown so close to the perks and the prestige that they bring. I'm not a monster."
As a side note I think we're all shocked that a man who was known in the private sector as "the smiling assassin" for the cheery way he axed hundred of jobs, would have one of his lasting legacies as Prime Minister be that he cheerfully axed thousands of jobs. Where the hell did that come from?!
When John Key said that National would give us a brighter future he meant that it was the light that we'd all see shining brightly as the lifeblood of NZ was drained away. On the plus side Michael Joseph Savage and Norman Kirk will be there to meet us all, smiling and waving, ready for Key to turn up so they can kick him in the balls.