Lindy Edwards says that the Labor Government has missed the opportunity to return to traditional values with the 2009 Budget.
She claims in Business Day that Rudd and Swan are taking easy options now that will create problems in the future.
For Labor, social justice traditionally meant providing a level playing field so that everyone had an equal chance to succeed. It was quite different to the perspective of the right that accepted income inequality and supported a safety net to prevent the worst suffering among the very poor. By limiting themselves to targeting those at the very bottom, Labor is ceding the ground.
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