HOW LABOR PLANNED THE LIBS’ POLL
From Larry Pickering
Mending a previous Government’s fences is never a popular pastime and Julia Gillard knew that was true when she went on her crazy spending spree. Crumbs, she couldn’t even get through lunch with Hugh Jackman without slipping him a cool $12 million.
If you’re certain to lose an upcoming election at least make sure the incoming government feels plenty of pain. And apportioning pain was about the only thing Gillard was very good at.
Joe Hockey faces an uphill battle to repair the damage purposefully wreaked by Gillard in time for a 2016 election.
The hapless Wayne Swan with his budget “surpluses” and his “pipelines” of foreign investment was just a sop to the true believers.
Even he must have blushed at the list of Gillard’s goodies she forced Abbott to match.
The cruel hoax of the NDIS, the aspirational Gonski, the most expensive UN seat in history and the NBN white elephant, which followed Rudd’s boat policy and his maniacal spending on fending off a GFC spectre, gave Hockey the headache they intended for him.
Polls are starting to reflect the pain of recovering that debt.
What better way to go out for a Labor Government that should never have been? Their victims are the workers they vowed to protect, innocent unemployed youth and insolvent businesses.
Oh well, voters will never blame an Opposition and the Opposition is having a field day pinning the results of their own infidelities on the Government. That’s the way it works.
Despite all of that, it is still confounding as to how an incompetent AWU thug’s personal polling can compare to that of Abbott’s.
There are still fools out there somewhere.