So Hockey Loves The NBN Then?

Despite his constant disapproval for the National Broadband Network, Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey, when discussing the so-called ”gold plating” of electricity infrastructure, was heard today to say:

“Never heard before the argument that too much infrastructure in essential infrastructure is a bad thing.”

Dooesn’t Joe tell us that the government shouldn’t be building the NBN?

“Well, what it illustrates is that they are just reckless with money. The absurdity of it is that the government is going to be spending money rolling out a National Broadband Network.”

Essential infrastructure.

So for someone who has “never heard before the argument”, it certainly seams he said it, even if he didn’t hear it.

In one breath, spending big on essential infrastructure is good, yet in another, it is bad.