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Business Roundtable Wake-Up Call Welcomed

Business Roundtable Wake-Up Call Welcomed

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the New Zealand Business Roundtable's wake-up call to Prime Minister Helen Clark's government was welcome.

"Helen Clark spent her first three years trying to "Close the Gaps". She failed so miserably she even banned her Ministers from ever referring to the goal.

"She has now declared her prime goal to be to boost economic growth. But virtually every action her government has taken has been anti-growth and has made it tougher for New Zealanders to work and produce.

"Business Roundtable Chairman Rob McLeod is to be congratulated for challenging Prime Minister Helen Clark to produce an economic strategy based on the economic lodestar of freedom that will achieve the ambitious growth targets that her government has mouthed but not actioned," concluded Rodney Hide.

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