Political JOTD

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by JulieW, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. raven

    raven Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I would say Turnbull is the next pm !
    :)
     
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    Abbott seems to have lost any credibility with those whom voted for him... and won't survive another backbench rebellion.
     
  3. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Insistent? Really?

    Could the Speaker really kick out all the Opposition if they went a few choruses of 'Big Spender'?
     
  4. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The continuing leadership dramas Australia has been persecuted with over the past 7 years just further damages business confidence.

    And it's not likely to change in the future, the media, the unions and the electorate aren't willing to accept the type of change that is required.
     
  5. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    People don't give two visits to the loo about this sort of rubbish anymore. Business confidence is related to the globalised world condition, not some self-entitled political pinata swinging in the wind.
     
  6. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That's not true. Political stability is a key ingredient in economic growth. It's why NZ is streaks ahead of Australia for example.
     
  7. mmm....shiney!

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    What leadership?
     
  9. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    There's a part of me that applauds every faux pas they make, then there's a part of me that despairs at what is occurring. :/
     
  10. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes. This political joke is no longer funny.

    And at 71 after decades at the pollies free money trough, her pensions will ensure her lifestyle continues with continuing access.
     
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    $260,000 getting driven around in 5 years?! What the effing fuckk!
    She is spending a full time wage just getting driven around.

    I think we need to talk to France about borrowing a guillotine.
     
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  13. SpacePete

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    "It's ok to rort the taxpayer because everyone's doing it" ~ Abbott Government Minister
     
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    Next he'll be telling us they hate their job but they do it because they care so much for us.


    FFS.
     
  15. col0016

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    "We're all scum leaching off the public" - Barnaby Joyce
     
  16. SpacePete

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    Here we go....

    Barnaby Joyce: "I can assure you a lot of politicians don't like the life of a politician, you do it because it's a service to your community and there are expectations of a whole range of things people expect you to do, raise money, go to events," he said

    Source: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-po...politicians-entitlements-20150801-gipkv4.html
     
  17. SpacePete

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    Taking The Age of Entitlement to the next level...

    "News Corp reported that Ms Bishop prefers to be chauffeured in BMWs because unlike Comcars, they are allowed to use bus lanes."



    FFS.
     
  18. SpacePete

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    What's the current position on paying for access to politicians to influence their policy? Because, while talking about fundraising events, Barnaby said:

    "People invite you along most of the time because they want to chew your ear ... once you get into these events, people spend their whole time badgering you and lobbying you," he said.


    Pay for access? Party policy for sale?
     
  19. mmm....shiney!

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    I don't get most of the posts in this thread, (it's not just yours SP). It seems most have a problem with the political system and the gravy trains that are associated with it, yet many are great supporters of the State.

    What don't you understand? This is exactly how democracy functions. It is ingrained in the system - majority rule. To expect it to be any different is lunacy.

    Just move on, it's a waste of emotion.
     
  20. SpacePete

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    The spotlight on politicians with their noses in the trough is part of the game. If we all looked away they'd go on to greater excess. Being able to publicly criticise politicians, with the occasional sacrificial lamb offered up to appease public outrage, helps to ensure we don't go down the path of political and electoral violence that plagues some countries.
     

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