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March 9, 2021

Rudd’s ruddy reputation

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  1. In reply to Nestor and of course Norman… The Mad Monk lied about the Health Safety Net prior to an election. His emotional/Christian disposition on the medication ‘RU486’ was a disgrace to the women of Australia who are also voter’s and his stupidity when asked about the ABN on 7:30 just presents to the Australian voter why one would vote for the Abbott led Lib/Nat Party.
    Come on Norman, you can do better than that.
    Instead of ‘scare-tactics’ by the opposition, let’s give the government a go before the election to see what footing that they will take. KR said so poetically that, the libs/nats have had four leaders since JH was in government… it’s not what I call a good track record.

  2. The problem with public comment on politics I find – it’s like some sort of dumbed down banter between Ford Vs Holden supporters during a Bathusrt race. “You must be a Ford driver to say that about Holden etc etc”

    Both car manufactures and political parties have produced lemons over the years.

    I’m a swinging voter and think Tony is a bit of a lemon, but we all have very good reason to suspect that the union fed political manufacturing plant that is the Aust Labor party has turned into lemon tree that produces a few sweet ones, with the majority being very bitter & twisted at present unfortunately!

  3. Well, Norman, if you want to find differences between the two major party leaders just look to what they’re saying today. Abbott, talking to party supporters, was negative and nasty. Rudd, talking to the media, refused to badmouth Gillard and said she should receive the respect that the office deserves. Sure, politics is a hard ball game. But when it comes to being worried, Norman, yes I agree. You should be very VERY worried that someone with consummate skill is now on the scene to stop Abbott from getting away with the amount of BS he has been feeding to those simple enough to be taken in by him and to force Abbott to confront POLICY debating rather than taking the cheap shots that Gillard was not up to effectively rebutting.

  4. Norman do you understand that a vote 1 Abbott will cost you personally & or members of your family over $110,000!!!
    (1) Fibre NBN $6000+ (2) Delayed Award super up to $150,000 in reduced retirement payout (about $7500 LESS in retirement income) (3) Around $10,000 more in education costs per child due to Gonski being scrapped (4) A reduction in income 20% to 30% over time due to Work Choices Mark 11 (5) Thousands more in Health Costs due to much higher Private Health premiums & reduced funding to Public Hospitals & reduced Medicare payouts. (6) Reduced income due to lack of action on Climate Change (most of Abbott crew are climate change deniers..tell that to the people in California who are suffering from record heat waves..58 degrees C)
    Abbott will introduce austerity economics & you will get your surplus budget at the cost of deep recession & the loss of about 150,000 jobs (may be YOURS) This is what the Tory government did in the UK. Abbott has said he will follow the Tory model.
    May be you don’t know these facts or may be you do but don’t care about anything but yourself! Which is it…matey?


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