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Australia votes. Yay.

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Australia votes. Yay.

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 07, 2013 10:02AM

So who won .... Crotch wash or the turd burger (*horse*)

pulse Report This Comment
Date: September 07, 2013 08:21PM

it was turd sandwich in a landslide swing away from giant douche. New government in power (I guess kinda a little closer to your Republican party, replacing the other).

We have 3 real parties here

The liberal/national party coalition which is centre right
The Australian Labour party which is centre left
The greens which are further left, more socialist but pretend to care about the environment

The Independents got 2 seats, liberals picked up Estimated 89 seats to labours expected 57. The greens only got 1 seat but nearly 10% of the primary vote. They're growing fast because idiots have no idea what they stand for or their policies are but simply say 'I think we should do something to help the environment'.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 07, 2013 10:27PM

I don't think anyone cared about policy in this election.
They simply wanted the corrupt Labor government OUT.
Thankfully the recent hung parliament has taught the average voter to investigate preference votes and not to waste votes on minorities.
Kevin '07 was the biggest nightmare of my life and I have lost tens of thousands of dollars due to the policies of that douche and his corrupt union mates. Fuck them, they should be shot in front of their families.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: September 08, 2013 02:06AM

Yeah the hung parliament was a bit of a nightmare. A government in this country has enough difficulty governing at the best of times, let alone when they don't have a majority.

I'm worried about having Abbott in (any time somebody refers to him on the news/whatever as "Mr Abbott" sounds like "Mr Rabbit"winking
smiley but I am also of the view it couldn't be any worse than Rudd/Gillard/whoever else was PM this week. I'd have preferred Hockey or somebody over Abbott though.

Nobody has cost me anything yet, I've done fairly well in the past 3 years - but I'm very concerned about the next few years, especially in my industry. Liberal's policies don't help me, either (that said neither do Labour's, really). I'm not concerned because of the government - but in general because things are going down the toilet and going fast.

I dunno. I reckon we're pretty well fucked either way.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 08, 2013 08:15AM

Sounds a lot like what's been goin on here. With progressive Dems in charge, corruption, nepotism and generally just draggin all their underlings along and promoting them to unelected positions of authority the liberal/tree huggin/we know what's best for you (which always increases taxes!) crowd has made a mess of the economy.

Obozo has taken the stalemate in congress as a reason to lawlessly make Executive Orders (decrees)to implement what he couldn't get through congress and then allowed regulatory agencies to basically write policies, then enforce them as if they're laws and all this is wreaking havoc here.

I've all but given up on our electorial process here. I wish Texas would quit fuckin around and just secede, as has been bandied about. Many of us here have grown waaay tired of inane over-regulation, intrusive govt. intervention and the abuse/misuse of the taxes we pay.

The US needs Texas a lot more than we need the US up yours

GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: September 08, 2013 02:28PM

So Misty Rabbit on your side of the ditch and Donkey (What John Key sounds like in the media sometimes) on our side - let's hope together they don't turn this part of the world into a zoo.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2013 04:05AM

Gak I always thought NZ elections were the ideal for a democratic government. Because of the smaller population and higher educational standards (per capita) it would seem you really get the best as opposed to Australia getting the least worst. Maybe that is changing.
It makes me cringe to think that Kevin and Juliar will be paid handsomely for the rest of their lives. I accept that an ongoing pension for politicians is required but the amounts are insane.
"Each former PM is entitled to at least two staff, including a senior private secretary, and the annual wages bill of each is nearly $300,000.
The former PMs also have their home and mobile phone bills paid by taxpayers, as well as unlimited allowances for publications, a private self-drive car, and air fares for them and their spouse.
These are in addition to their pensions under the generous former Parliamentary superannuation scheme, which gives them a pension indexed to current MPs' salaries for life.
Each PM can usually expect to receive about 70 per cent of the incumbent's salary, unless they chose to take a lump sum on retirement.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's was on $370,000, making the indicative pension for each former PM $250,000 a year.
The figures were supplied by the Department of Finance using Freedom of Information laws and cover a 30-month period from December 1, 2007, to May 31, 2010.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2013 09:45AM

If you think that's bad, all our Senate and House of Representative members get a retirement after having served only 1 term, filled with plenty of perks!

All former presidents are given the same, with even MORE perks, but are also supplied with a lifetime security detail additionally.

Much hubub was made when Clinton left office, bought a mansion and had a separate housing unit constructed on site that they then leased to the Secret Service detail assigned to them at an astronomical monthly figure (headexplode)