“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.