Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
The state government actually has a budget allocated for a range of needs. You can't simply put 100% of it into "education and roads", because then people will complain about a lack of spending in other areas. I'm entirely supportive of spending on health, education and other basic services, but public works projects don't take up the majority of government spending and are more often than not just an easy scapegoat for people who want to complain about something.
That's not to say there are never any public works projects that are overpriced or pointless, but building a bridge and spending money on education aren't mutually exclusive things. I mean, Queensland's spending on health care (for example) has doubled in the last 8 years, and the current budget allocates almost 50% of its total spending to "health care and education". It's not as though these things are going totally neglected.
I understand that, and i understand that they aren't being totally neglected. My point was that there were far more important issues in all of queensland than a stadium. Would've though saving lives etc. should come first. But it seems in this state if your not in brisbane you might as well be in another state.