Thursday, July 22, 2004

Whingers and moaners

It looks like the Auckalnd Chamber of Commerce agrees with Jim Anderton that business critics of government are "whingers and moaners":

For years, we’ve expressed an attitude that New Zealand is programmed for failure, and facing years of tough economic and social difficulties.

However, there is a major problem with this view of ourselves and our nation - the "here and now" of the economy is telling a different story. There is a mismatch between what we believe and what is actually happening at the coalface of the economy. It seems that our attitudes about how well we are doing as a nation are not connecting with the very real successes the nation is achieving.

Unfortunately, I suspect that the majority of the business community, egged on by National and ACT, would rather continue to pout and stamp their feet than accept the facts.