15 Dec 2012

Amateur Government

The people running Tasmania are not up to the task. Their default economic strategy is to bludge funds from the rest of Australia to prop-up the uneconomic industries they think deliver them votes. Example. Lara Giddings and Bryan Green have poured an obscene amount of money into 'gold plating' the logging industry. An employer of only 1% of the Tasmanian work force. This industry has priced itself out of the world markets thanks to the unions that support Giddings. The Giddings-Green solution? More taxpayer funds to prop it up. None of the people above seem to realise they have almost succeeded in creating a Soviet-style welfare state in Tasmania. How long can it last and what happens if the local economy fails to pick-up the slack and return to self-sufficiency? As usual for Tasmania there is no 'Plan B'. They just blunder on using the same limited thinking until the lowest educated demographic in Australia elect another team of total amateurs. Pathetic isn't it?

1 comment:

Mike Bolan said...

Gee, I might have written this myself!