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DANCING WITH THE STARS: THE JULIA GILLARD SIDE-STEP

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on July 29, 2010

 

In the nationally televised debate with Opposition leader Abbott, Gillard listed her government’s ‘achievements’,

and she took credit for the $30 per week pension increase (although technically the decision was made in the

Rudd, not Gillard, government).

Information is later leaked to the media that Gillard opposed the pension increase in Cabinet discussions on the

matter.

Gillard calls a press conference and admits that she did raise objections to a pension increase, but did so out of a

 fiscal responsibility, a concern as to whether Australia could afford the increase. So being the cynical

political operator that she is, Gillard attempts to deflect criticism of her being disingenuous, if not dishonest, by

saying it  proves she is a prudent financial manager by having made the objections.

Perhaps more information will surface as to her exact objections in Cabinet, but let’s take it on face value. Gillard as

a prudent financial manager??!!!! She oversaw the government’s  Building the Education Revolution stimulus

program, all $16 billion of it, yet there is increasing evidence of hundreds of millions of dollars, and perhaps

billions of dollars, of gross errors in the program. But Gillard rejects calls for a full audit or enquiry.

Given this, it is clearly preposterous for Gillard to present herself as a prudent financial manager. Such gall! She is

a cynical political operator.

And the Australian people are being asked to choose between her,  and Abbott, a lunatic conservative.

Oh lovely . . .

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  1. Ralph said, on July 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I believe there is an independent representative in Leichardt (Cairns) called Steve, who claims that he knows little of the current political big issues, but would like to hear from voters. Sadly I am not in Leichardt as he would have to be a better chance than the two loonies running for the big seat.


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