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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Vote for less

Here's an unusual editorial from a Swedish daily paper,

Vote for those who promise the least

There is an election next year and the PM, Persson, is gearing up to bribe the voters. He is promising to tackle unemployment. How? No, not by making it easier to employ people, oh no that isn't the Social Democrat way. No, he is promising 8 billion Kronor (about $NZ1.6 billion) to employ people in public services. Yes, that's right, kneecap the economy to employ people the economy can't employ now. Brilliant! See, Cullen isn't the only one who can pull money out of his proverbial when needed. The editorial concludes with
God help the productive sectors of Swedish society who will support this merry-go-round of promises. If we have learnt anything from our political history, we should cast our 2006 vote for the party who promises least.
Remember this is in the country where the Social Democrats have been out of power *once* in decades.
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Posted by Chefen | 8/23/2005 08:42:00 PM


Blogger Lucyna said...

Grow the government, just wonderful.

Can't really get away with saying that yet here. All our parties can say is that they won't shrink the government. Haven't been red long enough, obviously.

8/23/2005 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Chefen said...

The number of jobs he is talking about buying, er creating, is literally in the tens of thousands. It is absolutely mindboggling that anyone believes that this could be a good idea.

8/23/2005 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

That's the mentality we're fighting in New Zealand, with Making the Middle Class Beneficiaries the thin edge of the wedge.

8/23/2005 11:23:00 PM  

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