Abbott asked to step aside as PM - Turnbull about to make statement

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    "The problem with the Liberal Party is, it's not the jockey, it's the horse."
    - Paul Keating

    but that aside, interesting article on Zero Hedge

    Then an excerpt from Matt Taibbi's excellent article on the bubble making Goldman Sachs, and in conclusion

     
  2. SpacePete

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    Ugh. The reason they kept pushing for audits is to create FUD -- fear, uncertainty and doubt -- for a political agenda. If there was a smoking gun then they'd be crowing about it from the rooftops.

    The article completely avoids mention the outcome of the latest review:
    Now that's inconvenient!
     
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    Occam's Razor seems to have been dulled. No need for shadowy conspiracies. Internal LNP politics and polling disasters guaranteed Abbott's removal. The public was truly fed up with Abbott. The Libs new this and they knew they were heading into almost certain defeat at the next election. Turnbull has now virtually annihilated any chance Labor had, and he's totally annihilated Shorten in the approval ratings. Shorten is dead in the water as a viable opponent now.
     
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    500k is nothing considering Labor spent 43 billion on stimulus measures like handing out $950 cheques like confetti and the disastrous pink batts scheme that left 4 dead and hundreds of homes burnt down.You want to start making a dent cut politicians pensions, good luck on getting them to agree on that.
     
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    I disagree.Labor will win by a large margin.
    People have caught on to what the Lib$ arelike.
     
  6. mmm....shiney!

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    I reckon even Rip Van Winkle would be hard pressed to note any difference between them and Labor.
     
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    There are heaps of differences. Labor puts union leaders' interests ahead of the public, while the libs put big business interests before ours (spending more to collect gst than it will make).

    There are more differences, I just can't think of them off the top of my head.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    So in other words, they both fuck us over. :rolleyes:
     
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    labor at least give the small guy the reach around
     
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    Lib$ are for big business and the rich.
    Labor are for people who work.
     
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    Do the current generation of Libs stand for anything at all beyond whatever will keep them in power?
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That's coz it makes them feel bigger.
     
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    I'm not sure if serious...
     
  14. JulieW

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    QOTD from Turnbull, as reported in the MSM, in mounting the leadership challenge, was "this guy is settling fire to the place".

    Or as Keating said:
    If you've read my posts you know my view of Abbott - brain damage and hidebound in religious dogma, and Keating sums up his performance.

    To quote Keating again:

    Since the leadership spill Abbott has convinced me even further that he was so far out of his depth and his supporters so out of touch with the modern world, that it was inevitable the Libs would be tipped out at the next election. Now with Turnbull I'm not sure. He's undone a fair bit of damage from Abbott and his Tea Party-like rightwing supporters and is re-establishing the Libs as something relevant to its history and philosophy. It remains to be seen whether the hidden hand will allow them to bring those 'small l, liberal' values forward.

    One last quote:

    I remain hopeful that Turnbull can fulfill some of his promise. Putting some of those war mongering dinosaurs out to pasture was a good first step.
     
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    Unfortunately he is.
     
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    What sort of "big business interests" do you mean?
     
  17. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just a thought:

     
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    What rules are you referring to? Occupational licencing regulations? Intellectual property rights laws? Onerous regulations preventing/severely hindering individuals or small businesses from entering existing markets?
     
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    If the rules bend to the rich opportunity, employment, consumption etc still exist. It's when the rules make everyone poor that revolt is the only solution.
     
  20. JulieW

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    It's their report, but I think we're talking about the development of the corporate state. As an example, the rich can afford lobbyists to gain their specific advantage.
     

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