Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More interesting facts from the Standard

Tane at the Standard presents a useful update on how the Labour government increased the largely unproductive sector (state sector - given you have to be forced to pay for it) from 1999 to 2008, whereas the previous National governments and the reformist Labour government cut it back tremendously (and of course unemployment also dropped from the mid 1990s).

Presumably the Standard intends to scare you into thinking that somehow you got a 50% added value from the 50% additional bureaucrats Labour hired over National.

Do you think you got your money's worth? Tane of course doesn't really consider it has been YOUR money that paid for it.

It's a pretty useful guide as to the bare minimum cuts the government should be implementing surely.

1 comment:

OECD rank 22 kiwi said...

The public service numbers should definitely be cut back. A 50% reduction in budget sounds like a good start.

It reminds me of the Health vote and how an additional 50% more funding under Labour was poured down a black hole for zero gain.