We have the books being cooked, that's bad enough, but what we have then is senior managers engaging in paying hush money to cover up their misdeeds.
"Rodney Philip Hide", Queen's Service Order/QSO, is a former New Zealand politician of the ACT New Zealand/ACT Party. Hide was a Member of Parliament for ACT from 1996 until 2011, was ACT's leader between 2004 and 2011, and represented the from 2005 to 2011. In the Fifth National Government of New Zealand/Fifth National Government, Hide was Minister of Local Government, Associate Minister of Commerce and Minister of Regulatory Reform until 2011.
He stepped down as ACT leader in April 2011 after a leadership challenge from Don Brash and retired from Parliament at the New Zealand general election, 2011/general election later that year.More Rodney Hide on Wikipedia.
He can't sort of make a whole lot of comments that he wishes he hadn't, then turn up to the house and not be held up to account.
Taxpayer money shouldn't be spent on horoscopes, if the top military brass want their horoscopes done they should pay for it like everyone else.
What we've had is hand outs to business like this one, but that can't compensate for poor economic policy.