Have your say: Will a new National coalition govt improve the economy?
17th Nov 08, 7:46am
The formation of the National-ACT-Maori Party government might actually make some changes to the way government and the economy is run. ACT leader Rodney Hide will be local government and regulatory reform minister and has forced National to set up a taskforce to review government spending. Local government is a big problem area with heavy over spending, inflationary pressures and massive infrastructure problems. Rodney Hide might have a few ideas on how to change that. Meanwhile Pita Sharples will be Maori Affairs Minister and is likely to make changes in how that department is run and how the money is spent. We all might be surprised at how market friendly they might be. Peter Dunne remains as Revenue Minister, but has managed to get his income splitting bill through a first reading under National. What do you think?