Comments on Lenore Taylor “Crisis endangers Swan's career”, 20/06/2009, http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25662847-5017906,00.html
This is a good example why government should not be involved in commercial dealings. Government uses taxpayers’ money and is likely to generate political scandals and corruption.
Whether it is Oz Cars, the Rudd bank, or whatever, it is not advisable to have government directly involved. The Rudd government should reconsider its approaches to commercial matters. It should rely on the private sector. If government has to be involved, it has to be at arm’s length and mainly provides avenues for the private sector to conduct businesses to achieve government policy objectives.
The email evidences are clearly showing that Swan has, whether inadvertently or not, misled the parliament. Given his incompetent ability to handle government budget and economic policies, he should resign from the Treasurer position.
It is in the nation’s, Labour’s and Swan’s own interest. Swan should have the courage to do that any decent person should do. Don’t be a hopeless politician and be pitied forever by everyone. Leave some dignity for yourself please!