Start of Senate Deliberations on the 2011 National Budget

23 November 2010

Nov23-BudgetDeliberationMy concern with the National Budget deliberated on this afternoon at the Senate is that it seems to favor a "welfare state" approach not unlike those seen in Europe in the 70's, the UK in particular, which caused them to become "the sick man of Europe" then. We are cognizant of the poverty that exists but we must resist palliatives & focus on real economic growth such as job creation and other solid economic building blocks.