Saturday, December 20, 2003

CYFPS, and government services in general

Andy MacLeod sums it up nicely with this rant:

In this life, sadly, you get what you pay for. And if you under fund critical services, services that are vital for the community, like say... a child protection agency, then bad things will happen. And if over 20 years, you vote for governments that reduce the tax base and remove or privatise public services, then you can hardly be surprised at the results. And when you don't want to pay any more tax, but you still complain on talkback about how the bloody gummint ain't doing its job then, you're either seriously stupid or some bizarre ideologue.

Not that I expect any of our local bizarre ideologues to understand this.