WHY DIDN'T THEY THINK OF THAT BEFORE?
Paul Zanetti is a Walkley award winning syndicated cartoonist with over 30 years in the media. He blogs at www.zanettisview.com
So, Queensland Labor has devised the brilliant idea of keeping Queensland's assets, and using the profit to pay down the debt (you know, the $80 billion debt racked up by Qld Labor last time around).
So, the question is:
Q. Why didn't Qld State Labor do that last time they were in govt?
A. Because it's a crock.
The Qld State Government under Beattie and Bligh had every opportunity to utitlise State assets to 'pay down' debt but did the opposite.
It was not feasible.
If you think Newman is tooting your horn, you ain't seen nothing yet if Annastasia gets her mitts on the cheque book. The debt will spiral out of control - again.
Simply, governments have no business in business. They need to create the policies and conditions for business to thrive, employ and grow.
The less the government interferes in our lives, and the smaller the public sector, the better off we all are.