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Shane Jones is destroying jobs, not creating them

Published: Fri 7 Sep 2018 12:07 PM
7 SEPTEMBER 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shane Jones’ spending in Kawakawa will destroy jobs, not create them, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Taxpayers might think that $2.4 million for three jobs is a bad deal. Actually, it's far worse than that. Taking this much money out of the private sector destroys jobs. It’s $2.4 million fewer dollars that taxpayers could have spent in their communities.”
“What’s most terrifying about the Provincial Growth Fund is that, so far, Shane Jones has only spent four percent of his $3 billion. There is so much more spending to come that the public risks becoming desensitised to Shane Jones’ flagrant waste, when we should be outraged.”
“It looks like Shane Jones actually has far more money in the Provincial Growth Fund than he knows what to do with. In that case, he needs to simply give the money back.”
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
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