May 18, 2008

Ralston on Cullen?

Bill Ralston asks

What is happening when barely three dozen Canterbury manufacturers and exporters can drag themselves to a pre-Budget lunch with Finance Minister Michael Cullen?

We answer

Cullen is doing quite well. the CMA is a dinosaur organisation that has no credibility in wider business circles. These pople hanker after a return of Robert Muldoon so they could rip us all off by being protected by high tariffs and import licensing. The membership of the organisation is a joke (and has declined recently with a few deaths and one on a rather unfortunate forced leave of absence). Cullen has done well to get such a high proportion of its members to turn up.