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Oct 8, 2012

Abbott; best political line of the day

“The government is a bit like the tenant trashing the house before it gets evicted.” 

 On yesterdays Bolt Report Tony Abbott did fairly well including the line quoted above. (Around the 5:30 mark). He doesn’t do so well in the area of some of his own big spending promises such as the paid parental leave scheme, which is worse than Labor’s, or his billion dollar climate change funding:


 The problem Abbott has is an inability to come up with any new vision, essentially because both the Liberals and Labor/Greens are parties of big government. Neither of them wants to, nor are they capable of imagining a new concept other than the total state. Neither party is capable of doing much more than avariciously eyeing each other’s policies and adopting and adapting them to call them their own.

 As result, political debate tends to be centred on arguing about conflicting nuances of the same policies, each aiming to get a similar result but with their own stamp on it.

 For real policies, go here.


  1. profoundly_disturbedOctober 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    " The problem Abbott has is an inability to come up with any new vision".

    Why can't we stick with the old vision, it seemed to work ok?

  2. Sorry to take so long PD. The idea of a government which just gets out of the way and lets the people get on with it, is an old vision but here where it has never been tried before; it is bright, shiny, and just off the assembly line.

  3. profoundly_disturbedOctober 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    And dead in the water!

    The global "Big Government" policy has failed spectacularly or, perhaps I’m viewing from the perspective of "The Emperors New Clothes".

    Why the hell can’t this current tranche of no-hope politicians just try and concentrate on running Australia Pty Ltd rather than waste time at playground tactics?

    From your post today; I like “Handbag Hit Squad”. I’m going to refer to them as “The Purse Snatchers” or maybe that’s too close to a Slipperism!