Telling businesses to be confident doesn’t cut it
21 November 2019
Telling businesses to be confident
doesn’t cut it
Simply telling businesses to be
confident isn’t going to turn around their declining
optimism, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith
“The Prime Minister has today warned businesses
about talking themselves ‘into a funk’, especially when
the economy is, according to her, in ‘good
“Simply telling businesses to be confident
doesn’t cut it. All the Prime Minister is trying to do is
brush these very real concerns businesses are feeling under
“This Government is driving down business
confidence by adding costs, creating uncertainty, making a
hash of key projects like KiwiBuild, as well as overseeing a
looming infrastructure crisis.
“Instead of falling back
on excuses like ‘global headwinds’, the Government needs
to start delivering for businesses.
“The effects of low
business confidence is flowing into our weakening labour
market, with job growth stalling under this Government’s
mismanagement of the economy.
“If National is elected in
2020 we’ll stop the excuses and get on with implementing
our positive economic plan to restore business confidence
and revive the
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