Australian Politics, Mark II


#7832

Wow.


#7833

There’s no way the country would be short of cash during the three weeks of the election if the Tories were any good at finance. This is worse that Joe Hockey’s incompetence. Why not follow Lieberal precedent and raid the futures fund ?

Anyway, this money isn’t going to pay for essential items like the old-age pension or the dole — it’s going to pay for politicians’ junkets and ministerial jets, and let the fiscally challenged Labor lot pick up the tab…


#7834

KAK’s your mother, right ?


#7835

And whos Bill shortens mother in law?


#7836

Julian Burnside?


#7837

The Liberals are incompetent at finance since the initial government debt and key personnel leaving
Labor are too.
Labor have good ideas but dont implement them properly.

Liberals have no ideas and just say Labor cant manage the economy.


#7838

Surely not.

Point is, the Greens are absolutely running on the fumes of being nearly Labor.
I’ve lost faith in them.
I liked the Democrats at their death better.


#7839

My suspicion is that Labor’s franking credit refund won’t get through the Senate without some tweaking.

Ditto for negative gearing.

What i’d suggest is that all income be declared on your tax return (currently post-60 pension income isn’t reported on a group certificate or whatever they’re called now). Refunds then cut out on a total income of $x (say $75k). Maybe sliding scale dropping to zero at $100k).

You can negatively gear 1 or 2 properties. Maximum of 2.

No minors able to claim on either, to avoid rorting by income splitting.

That should placate people on the margins of being affected…like me…even though I don’t object to their current policy on franking credits.


#7840

I got a text from Cory Bernardi this morning. I responded appropriately.


#7841

Ha, I have a similar screen shot of my response to One Nation. However I would crop that number Noonan or you’ll get Blitz cold calls and they’re the worst


#7842

This should have always been the case.
Friggin’ obscene that it’s still not.
How the fark are people who don’t have one property subsidising those who have four, and how the fark is that a hard sell?


#7843

Just sent your number off to Bill. Expect a call.


#7844

Oh, I agree.

They’ve been absolutely invisible from what I can tell and tbh if I didn’t already know they exist I doubt I’d suspect that they exist.

Actually, no. One of my daughter’s is now voting age and she’ll definitely vote Green, and has declared as much. So yes, I’m aware they’re still around.


#7845

Here’s what the Murdoch rags look like at the moment online. There’s nothing weird about this, or anything really, it’s all just dandy.


#7846

How much is purely because of the name, do you think?
And how much is ‘not the Liberal party’?


#7847

Pravda (or maybe Der Sturmer)


#7848

90% the name at least, and that’s based entirely on previously enunciated social policies. I think there’s also a “Not liberal or Labor” factor. A “habit” vote (even though this is her first national election) . In fairness, I guess, every party has their rusted-on, unthinking voters.


#7849

Wasn’t having a go.


#7850

I know.


#7851

I thought I heard someone from the Liberal Party say they would not oppose any of Labors promises saying if you vote Labor you get the whole package.

Should be fun to watch.