Friday, August 13, 2010

Lest we forget: Why we voted the Liberals out

OK, so this is a shameless referral to outdated content in the right sidebar, but DH has little heart for blogging, with Labor so craven, and the media preoccupied with gossip and drivel. It's disheartening to listen to smart women like Fran Kelly on Radio National carrying on like a bunch of hens at a pecking party. Who cares about Julia or Tony's clothes when, frinstance, grannies are sleeping rough. The best argument against voting liberal is to remember some of the awful things they did.

Not that Labor has reversed many of these policies. They're too busy still dancing to the tune of Howard's divisive, free market, racist, class warfare agenda. What a pity they were too gutless to chart a new course while they had the chance. Looks like they'll be turfed out anyway.

Darwinism masquerading as Christianity

  • Jesus would turn in his grave to see how Howard and Co created a dog-eat-dog,
    survival of the fittest, the-strong-shall-inherit-the-lot Australia,
    all in His name, meanwhile ...
  • Hypocrisy - Abbott's "Right to Life" for disabled people did not extend to the Right to a Good Life, which would have required a decent level of disability funding
  • They never spend money on planning or research, the plan was to dream something up overnight when the polls dipped, then send in the army to back it up
The NT intervention

  • See above
Robbing the Poor to give to the Rich

  • the transfer of $3 BILLION from public housing into the pockets of private
    landlords: result: inflation
  • the "budget surplus" extracted from the nation's rotting teeth
  • the transfer of funding from the poorest schools to the richest based on the sham of postcode
Pandering to religious extremists
  • for blurring the hard won boundaries between church and state
  • no worries about fundamentalist extremist lunatics if they're Exclusive Brethren adding to election coffers
  • inviting Hillsong to rip off the welfare system

Pandering to racists
  • thick as thieves with the loony anti-semites of the League of Rights
  • Nazi Croat propagandist Lyenko Urbancic leading light of the Liberal party
  • playing the Muslim card when it suits them
Robbing Women and Children

  • gutting the childcare system set up by Labor. Remember how it came to fruition with the collapse of ABC childcare
Robbing workers of hard won rights

  • Serfchoices
  • Welfare to Workhouse
  • fining individuals for striking
  • using the services of a a repressive Muslim state to secretly train strike breakers
  • the time-wasting conscription of disabled Australians into pointless low paid
The Wedgie Portfolio
  • taking every opportunity to “divide and rule” by appealing to resentment, fear, downward envy, xenophobia
  • the harassment and villification of battlers via Centrelink while pretending to be on their side
  • the deliverance of the effective CES (Commonwealth Employment Service) into
    the hands of unscrupulous private operators
  • Centrelink's punitive and humiliating regimes
  • the gutting of Centrelink’s administrative infrastructure subjecting welfare
    recipients to bungle after bungle and desperation-inducing delays in
  • miserable pensions that don’t keep up with the cost of living
  • breaching the weakest
The big lie, spin, propaganda

  • Is it $1 BILLION dollars of taxpayers money spent on Liberal Party
    advertising since they got in?
  • non-core promises
  • successfully slandering people with a social conscience as the “elites”, while the real
    elites have never been richer
Muzzling the press

Shaming Australia
  • Toadying to the imbecile Bush
  • Children Overboard
  • Christmas Island
  • detention centres run like concentration camps
  • incarcerating children in detention centres
  • Siev-x
  • the Tampa

  • It just wasn't...

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