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Treasury Incompetence or Labour Lies?

Published: Wed 7 Nov 2007 10:14 AM
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Treasury Incompetence or Labour Lies?
"Is the Prime Minister misleading the Country or just hiring incompetents to run New Zealand's economy?" asks Libertarianz Leader, Bernard Darnton. "On many occasions, Ms Clark has justified enormous Civil Service salaries, telling taxpayers that their money must be lavished on the best people available. Yet now, the Prime Minister blames the lack of tax cuts in the past, on poor advice from Treasury officials!"
"Something doesn't add up, Prime Minister," muses Darnton. "Either you have been hiring incompetents to run Treasury, on which you blame this supposed poor advice, or you have been misleading the country, and your promised tax-cuts really are an election bribe."
"If the former is the case, I would expect to see heads roll at Treasury – the Prime Minister must act decisively to maintain what's left of her waning credibility," Darnton concludes. "If no Treasury officials are dismissed, we will know the truth – the hinted promise of a tax cut is nothing more than a blatant, desperate election bribe from a panicked Prime Minister".
ENDS Libertarianz - More Freedom, Less Government www.libertarianz.org.nz

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