I HAVE just read the article by Greens leader Richard Di Natale in (The Examiner, April 28).
I found it hard to believe that even a politician could come out with so much rubbish.
Our economy is going gangbusters because of the Greens.
Please Richard, show us where your party has made us strong and reduced our unemployment.
Where are you going to get the $40 million to fix our hospitals?
Your party says that tourism is the way forward for Tasmanian jobs but where are they? Show us where they can come from?
Unfortunately too many jobs over the years have been lost by your party's policy and I think that the majority of Tasmanian voters have had enough.
Cyril Patmore, Poatina.
Back in Black
YOU have to give Prime Minister Scott Morrison credit for courage in basing his party's economic credentials on the "Back in Black" slogan.
When the Liberals won the 2013 election, they promised their first full budget, and then every budget thereafter, would return a financial surplus.
Unfortunately, that first budget in 2015 did not result in a surplus, and years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 also finished with budgets in negative territory.
Scott Morrison as Treasurer delivered some of those negative results.
So the current promise of a surplus in 2020 is built on rather shifting sand, particularly as the March quarter results have already fallen well short of critical budget assumptions in GDP and wage growth.
While it's OK for political parties to be optimistic in their advertising, they should be honest.
Their advertising stating that the last Labor government plunged the country into recession is not honest, Australia has enjoyed over a quarter century of sustained growth, with not a recession in sight since the Hawke/Keating government modernised the Australian economy in the 1990s.
That false advertising should be withdrawn.
Bob Cohen, East Launceston.
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