Politicians are spending ‘like there is no tomorrow’

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    Sky News host Chris Kenny says our politicians are spending “like there is no tomorrow” and are using the coronavirus pandemic as a license to forget anything “so mundane as fiscal prudence”. “With the state budget delivered today in Victoria we’ve been reminded how none of the state governments, or Canberra for that matter, are wasting this crisis,” he said. “Victorian net debt will rise to $155 billion over the next five years, this year’s deficit will top $23 billion. “This is not the whole country, this is just one state,” he said. “The small government agenda is one of the biggest casualties of this pandemic, and we might not recover for decades. “Government is growing exponentially in this country, the states, the federal government, they are just reaching into every aspect of our lives, they believe that they are the solution to everything. “And no one, this year, seems to care a fig about the cost. “Future generations will pay for all of this, perhaps even while they’re dealing with another pandemic.” Mr Kenny also said the Queensland border face banning people from Sydney and Victoria is now coming to an end, but not until December.

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