What if…

This is a hypothetical idea, but it’s actually a serious suggestion from a committee in the Australian Parliament. They proposed the idea of linking the Aussie and the Kiwi Dollars, their markets, or even going all the way to merge the countries (a la the European Union). To me, it’s not the story that’s the most interesting, it’s the resultant (and long) discussion casued when a blog posting was made about it on the Sydney Morning Herald’s site.

I gotta say that my favourite ones are the folks who say that the only reason that this has been proposed is so that the Aussies could claim the All Blacks as their own – thusly being able to win the Bledisloe Cup every single year…

One thing mentioned as a way that the two nations are already very close is the fact that citizens of either country can work in the other without requiring a visa to work there, also, the fact that it is so easy to go back and forth which I find very ironic since here in the States, new rules go into effect shortly that will require everyone crossing our border to show their passport..