Brash calls for return to failed policies
Hon Jim Anderton
Member of Parliament for Wigram
30 November 2009
Brash calls for return to failed policies of the past
“It’s like the return of Dracula.”
That’s how Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton is describing Don Brash’s recommendations released today.
“Don Brash and David Caygill were cheerleaders for the asset sales, deep spending cuts and wage cuts that only worsened the income gap with Australia. When they started New Zealand had parity with Australia and when they finished we were thirty per cent behind.
“Now they want to go back to the failed policies of the past.
“It’s not surprising that when Don Brash heads an inquiry at Act’s behest, he comes up with Act’s policies. Act is playing a very helpful footstool role for the government, where it takes all the hits and helps soften up the public for the National Party.
“More asset sales, deep spending cuts, radical policy change, and higher costs for low and middle income households wouldn’t make New Zealand better off.”