Thursday, 3 January 2019

Lies, damn lies and budgets


A new year provides the opportunity to start with a clean slate. Health Minister Ferguson missed his chance. His Talking Point article Rolling out the health fix for growing needs (published January 2nd) continued with the disingenuous claim that the current government is spending” an additional $757 million over the next 5½ years”.

Whilst not an outright lie, the claim nevertheless fits comfortably into the broader category of a Trumpian untruth.