Sunday, August 13, 2006

Politician Admit: We'll Waste Your Money

In his speech in Stockholm suburb Vaxholm, Fredrik Reinfeldt, leader of the conservative Moderate Party, promised that he'll spend whatever the Social Democrats promises to spend on the government sector and more.

That's right: he openly admits that he have no objective criteria for spending on these areas, but will simply spend for the sake of being able to say that he'll spend more than the Social Democrats on these areas. A truly amazing and despicable statement, as this means that he openly admit that he'll spend the hard earned money forcibly confiscated from the people for no valid reason at all.

In a way, though, it is good that he openly admits this. I've always thought this was their principle as they in the past year or so have kept making a big deal of the fact that they want to spend more than the Social Democrats on these areas. Now it's made explicit, and that is really a good thing since there can be no doubt now about how politicians want to literally waste money earned by tax payers.

Perhaps some would think that I am unfair to Reinfeldt since he after all wants to spend a lot less than the Social Democrats on government transfer payment programs and that overall government spending and taxing would still be lower than for the Social Democrats. That is to some extent a valid point, but that does not take away the deplorable nature of his principles on spending on the government sector.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's been proven over and over that you don't win elections in Sweden by promising to lower taxes and decrease government spending, since it would appear the average voter believes that government spending = education/healthcare funding.

11:43 PM  

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