Oct 7, 2008

Dominion Post Editorial Spot On

We quote from today's Editorial in the Dominion Post

Government spending has grown strongly during Labour's years in government, sustained by the ever-growing tax take delivered by good economic growth. However, there are legitimate doubts that the taxpayer has received enough in return when it comes to better health services, better education, and improved infrastructure.
The spending has been large, but the quality of some of it has been questionable. A relatively minor example offered by National is a 112 per cent increase to 505 in the past six years in the number of public relations, communications, media staff and contractors employed by government departments.

The focus of the next Government must be on quality of expenditure.