Shorten getting desperate.

You hang in there Shorten. Not only are you lying about LNP selling Medicare but it doesn't even make sense.  Only the bottom end of the ALP demographic believe it and that's not enough.

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  • Probably a similar bottom end of the LNP demographic who believed Abbott before the last election when he said –

    “There will be “no cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS”

    See – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-hbWVXsyE

    By the way Kev, I don’t want to come over all school teacherish, but it’s “desperate” not “desparate”.

    • Ah yes…to answer your “look over there, a unicorn” distraction I do remember Abbott saying something like that. I also remember that when he got the keys to the treasury, opened the door and entered, the $50 billion Costello had left in there was all gone and in it’s place was a debit note from Swan. The world’s greatest Treasurer (2011) had spent the $50 billion and another $300 billion as well. To put that in perspective we could build a city hospital every month on the interest payments on Swans IOU.
      Swan and Shorten further undertook to stymie any plan LNP put to the Senate that attempted to work on this huge mortgage.
      Abbott didn’t have a choice so he had to go back on his word. He had to find money somewhere to try and fix the huge problem Labour had left.
      But wait, there’s more! The ALP had also come up with Gonski and NDIS, noble policies but totally unfunded.
      So Abbott was forced to change his word. Shorten, on the other hand has simply invented a straight out lie based on nothing but desperation to fraud punters. Some poor old girl with the attention span of a lightning strike and room temperature IQ will actually vote Labour because she’s scared that the LNP will sell Medicare.

      Now back to the basis of the post. Can you explain how anyone would buy Medicare when, as so graphically shown by Leak, it’s unsaleable.

      A bit like privatizing Defence.

      That’s just as believable.

  • The unions are even more worried than Shorton, they have been running more ads this campaign than ever before.
    Facebook is saturated.

  • “to answer your “look over there, a unicorn” distraction I do remember Abbott saying something like that”

    Hardly a “distraction”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’re discussing the credibility of a politician seeking election. Abbott was well aware of the state of the country’s finances when he made these promises. He’d been talking about a “budget emergency” non-stop, remember?

    The debt, by the way, has increased under the Abbott/Turnbull government. The deficit is expected to be $39.9 billion in 2015-16, a doubling since 2012-13 when Labor was in government.

    “But wait, there’s more! The ALP had also come up with Gonski and NDIS, noble policies but totally unfunded.”

    But wait, there’s more! Abbott promised to support both Gonski – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO30z5q7mCw
    and NDIS. Check the statement at 1.23 on this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BO5wQHYSdY

    Abbott clearly broke his promises (or to put it simply, he lied to the voters before the 2013 ballot). You’d have a point if these promises were qualified by any statement referencing affordability, but they never were.

    Why would anyone believe that Turnbull would not do the same?

    “Now back to the basis of the post. Can you explain how anyone would buy Medicare when, as so graphically shown by Leak, it’s unsaleable.”

    Depends how it’s booked. All you need is a smart accountant. Ask Mike Baird.

  • Kev,
    You might find this site of interest http://www.xyz.net.au/

  • Where’s Kev? Hope he’s okay. Anyway, here’s a story in case he missed it. Source: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2016/08/06/open-forum-august-6-2016/#comment-2111243 :

    About bloody time: Long Tan veterans to receive gallantry awards 50 years after battle.

    Australian veterans from the Battle of Long Tan will next week receive official recognition for their gallantry, almost 50 years to the day after their heroic efforts in the Vietnam War.

    On 18 August, 1966, members of D Company who were outnumbered 20 to 1, fought against enormous odds to defeat the Viet Cong in one of the most well-known Australian engagements of the war.

    For half a century, many of the men have received no official recognition of their courage, despite sustained campaigning from D Company commander, retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith.

    Look who blocked these war heroes:

    In April last year, former army chief David Morrison refused to recommend a range of gallantry awards for 13 Australian Army members who had fought at Long Tan, prompting Lieutenant Colonel Smith to approach the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal.

    That’s right. The heavily decorated poser who never saw a single war or a single battle.

    Compare and contrast:

    Last month the retired Lt Col told the ABC’s 7.30 program this latest effort would probably be his final attempt to gain recognition for his company.

    “I owe it to my soldiers to follow through on what I recommended in 1966,” Mr Smith said.

    Probably if we don’t win with the current review, at age 83, I’ll probably decide to get on with my sailing and maybe let it go.”

    Now that’s a leader. That’s an officer men will fight and bleed for.
    Lieutenant Colonel Smith should be Australian of The Year. Congratulations, sir.

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