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    'Smiling assassin' targets rich immigrants
    By William Mellor
    5:30 AM Wednesday Aug 25, 2010

    When he was Merrill Lynch's global head of foreign exchange in London in 1998, the ever-cheerful John Key was nicknamed "the smiling assassin" after he fired some 50 members of his team.

    Today, as Prime Minister of New Zealand, population 4.4 million, he's using his trademark grin to woo billionaire immigrants, foreign investors and high-end tourists to one of the planet's most remote developed countries, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its October issue.

    Key, 49, even took time out from a session of the United Nations General Assembly last year to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman to talk up New Zealand.

    He encouraged visitors to take a "convenient" 20-hour, one- or two-stop flight from New York.

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    Mother Bear, you are a busy blogger. Yes John Key was an investment banker for Merrill Lynch who were involved with Enron. We are in a lot of trouble as New Zealanders and most people do not know the half of it. Check below email from a researcher i know:

    Re: New Zealanders Foreign Debts to International Bankers

    If you look at this link under John Pemberton's Data Table 13, which sets forth our country's total debt to December 2008, you will see in round figures it is:

    Total Debt:............................................. ......................$431 billion
    Total Interest:......................................... ......................$39 billion
    Population:....................................... .............................4.29million
    Average interest now being paid per person.............. $9147 p.a.

    * PM John Key last year said the Government was borrowing another $40 billion (mainly from the Asian Development Bank I understand) to fund its massive deficit spending for 2009, 2010 and 2011, so, using John Pemberton's figures, by next near year our Total Debt will be around $471 billion!

    * The Government's total projected budgeted spending on Health, Education and Social Welfare this financial year is $42.9 billion. By next year in 2011, we as a nation will be spending MORE on interest being paid to these foreign banking criminals than we are spending in total on Health, Education and Social Welfare! What a disgrace!

    * In this morning's New Zealand Herald, August 17, 2010, is an article, 'Kiwis softening on compulsory super, says Key' in which PM Key says, "our total debt is $180 billion today and is forecast to reach about about $250 billion in 2014."

    Somebody is having the wool pulled over their eyes - bigtime a- are they not?

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