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  1. 3 points
    And the current jokers haven't? All I hear from the LNP side is how fantastic it is to have a budget surplus, the first in 12 years apparently, while conveniently ignoring the fact that for the previous 6 years they have been in government. So does that mean the LNP where useless before now or is it only bad when the ALP has a deficit. Also how much of this wonderful surplus is because they have deferred spending to the next budget, or cut or delayed other projects just to cook the current books?
  2. 1 point
    So this up there, I took the wrong way then
  3. 1 point
    Yeah, but no. I'd posit that people like a nice emotive narrative, and that is why people talking about children dying or being mentally scarred is what has caused vaccine rates to drop. Because just talking about statistics, rationally and calmly, isn't engaging them.
  4. 1 point
    lol, pouty mouth i guess what youre saying is that when it comes to Trump, things are not always what they seem. i believe that is a good general rule to live by. for instance, your fixation on Cody's artificial dishevellement over and above all else seems like a childish defence mechanism to protect you from the discomfort you might feel if you actually engaged with the content of his arguments. but i am wise enough to know that just because thats exactly how it seems, it doesnt necessarily mean its the case — not at all. ...although, i must confess to wondering, if it isnt the case, why you would be so intent on letting it seem that way
  5. 1 point
    You are most correct (in both answer and loving Mike Patton)
  6. 1 point
    Personally, his delivery gives me the shits, but there isn't much of his content I take issue with. If you have some legit comments about *what* he's saying, rather than how, I'd really like to hear them. I'm actually curious - every time I ask that, people dodge, or assume I'm being hostile; I just want to know what you're seeing that I'm not.
  7. 1 point
    I'll be horrified if Clive the Charlatan wins even one single seat.
  8. 1 point
    In the end it's really numbers that probably most pollies do not understand let alone Joe Public. There is nothing wrong with being in deficit so long as the imported cash is needed for national projects that will eventually return a profit to the nation so long as the interest can be afforded. Various projects that Australia has externally funded in that regard have worked out well, pity about the fucking NBN... The GDP of this country is huge, a bit of debt is really not an issue, especially in a country that has one of the highest per capita wealth figures on earth. But people think of the figures in relation to their home budget - it doesn't work that way. The problems that long term the country has to be allowing for are loss of manufacturing, which immediately increases imports which increases deficit and privatising publicly funded assets that should never have been immorally sold off by pollies who do not understand that such assets are not theirs to sell. Nonetheless, not a bad budget, it won't win an election though - half the country no longer knows who the PM is after the Canberra musical chairs fiasco. Cheers
  9. 1 point
    It would be so much better putting it into community projects or anything that uses the money as a collective really. Who is really going to have their lives changed in any meaningful way by these sorts of concessions. I do wonder if these sorts of things actually work to make people happier or if most people see it as pointless.
  10. 1 point
    Yeah...I think I'm happy to forgo my 50c a week if only they'd reinstate the reductions in state funding they have made in recent years. Anyone in a high income job willing to forgo their $4 per week?
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