AMI: Govt should get into profitable businesses too
Hon Jim Anderton
Member of Parliament for
2011 Media Statement
bail-out: Government should sometimes get involved in
profitable businesses too
The necessity for a
government bail-out of AMI is a slap in the face for people
who say government should have no role in the economy,
Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.
“Just as with
South Canterbury Finance, Air NZ, Kiwirail and Kiwibank -
sometimes the government has no responsible choice but to
get involved in the economy.
“The difference between me
and the National party is that National only gets involved
in catastrophes, while I think that if we are going to be
there in the bad times, taxpayers should share in some of
the good times too.” Jim Anderton
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