I recently had a letter from Mark McGowan, leader of the State Opposition in WA.
Mark McGowan has resorted to ‘vote buying’
, giving Western Australians an:
” Education ‘Cost of Living’ Payment: $200 for the parents of Year 11 and 12 students, and $400 for the parents of 16- and 17-year-old trainees and apprentices.”
What he neglects to mention, as every Labor politician would- is that this money comes from tax- meaning that he is merely refunding money that belonged to the people in the first place, not boosting the economy, just money going from one pocket into another, not benefits getting bigger.
Furthermore, an indirect way of ‘vote buying’ is his Jobs for the Future- WA Labor’s Commitment to Taining Young Workers, touted as:
“a policy aimed at ensuring young people have access to apprenticeships and traineeships in all WA Government building contracts over a certain value”
Not a bad policy, as long as it does not become an excuse to hire so many people that the State becomes an even larger employer, their salary of course, would come from tax and make government bigger – I would expect the worst from Labor.