Populism and handouts
政府開支升升升 民粹當道派糖成風非港之福

【明報專訊】THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL'S (Legco's) second reading of the Appropriation Bill resumes tomorrow, and some legislators are planning to press their demands by filibuster. Filibuster is just their method. There are serious problems unveiled by the Budget, of which one is that government spending has kept going up. The ratio of it to gross domestic product, which was 19.9% in 2012-13, will jump to 21.7% - again top the alert level (20%) - in 2013-14.