Media Release: Taxpayers Call For A Fair Go Budget

Taxpayers Call For A Fair Go Budget


Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, will be available for in-person interviews & budget-related analysis in Canberra this week


The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a non-partisan grassroots advocacy body representing the interests of Australian taxpayers, today called for the Federal Government to make the tough decisions necessary to slash spending and revitalise the Australian economy in the 2013 Federal Budget.

“Wayne Swan does not have a deficit problem – he has an overspending problem” said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. “Australia cannot afford more big-spending, high taxing Budgets. We need to take the tough choices now to bring spending under control – before it is too late”

“We have a moral responsibility to future generations to not leave them burdened with crippling debt” continued Mr Andrews

“It is vital for our continued economic prosperity to rein in the size of government. We need to end crony capitalist corporate welfare, slash our ballooning bureaucracy, and take a scalpel to middle class welfare. Taxpayers’ simply cannot continue to fund programs which we just can’t afford.

“All major parties have doled out money hand over fist to every special interest group and lobbyist who comes with their hands outstretched – without thinking of who’s paying the bill. It’s time they put Australian taxpayers first.

“The $300,000 “Skywhale”– a bloated monstrosity full of hot air – is symbolic of the spending culture in Canberra.  From $10,000 for yoga at parliament house and $32 million in politician cab fares, to over $30 million in “market research” and a staggering $150 million for spin-doctors – the culture of waste has got to stop.

“A smaller, leaner government will boost consumption, reinvigorate businesses, and create jobs. Wayne Swan needs to reject the failed economic policies of the past, and deliver a real fair go budget.

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