Today – three years after the last parliamentary election – the bourgeois government has manifested itself as Norway's biggest political scandal after Quisling. Indeed, the election was largely won on three promises: lower taxes, liquidation of housing benefits and (and this sounds incomprehensible in all countries that are not as technically underdeveloped as Norway) the elimination of the telephone shortage. Three years later, tax cuts have been achieved for the highest income groups, the telephone shortage is as it has been before, and housing needs are more devastating and more scary than ever before. The country is a haven for residential speculators. Never before has a Norwegian government so clearly revealed that the parties went to elections on promises they themselves knew were completely unsustainable.
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