Tuesday, January 1, 2013

the learn and earn scam part 3


I’ve commented before on the Labor Party’s move to bring forward the time by which single parents will be shunted on to the pittance known as the dole.

And, okay, it’s a done deed and I’m almost ready to roll over on the issue. I would even go so far as to say the Labor Party’s slogan of “learn or earn” reflects a good idea in principle but even the principle has been abused by this latest appalling con.

Today, the Honorable Jenny Macklin Minister for Families – gosh I feel like I’m channelling Orwell here – stated distinctly and clearly that she could live on the dole. It rolled off her tongue and onto Sky News footage with barely a second’s thought on her part.

Macklin’s office has now released a transcript of the interview in which the words “I could” have been replaced by the word “inaudible”. Perhaps someone in her office has realised this was a transparently idiotic statement that should be buried as quickly as possible. Perhaps they have no contacts at Sky News. Or perhaps they simply don’t have an online subscription to a newspaper and are therefore unable to check what she said.

The traditional costume for Speaker in Australia’s House of Representatives included a horsehair wig.

Archie Cameron, Spkr 1950-1956


The wig might be gone, but the place is still knee deep in horseshit.

Granted, Macklin is not exactly Stalin, but when did re-writing history become okay?


10 comments:

  1. Whenever I hear things like this, it makes me think of that program 'Yes Minister' did you ever see it FC . The horrified faces of the, I don't know what they are officially called, but the guys who write the speeches for the ministers when the ministers 'ad lib' and make wild claims, it was so funny and I see, true haha! Here's wishing you all the best for 2013, catch you there.

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    1. How can you tell when a politician is saying something stupid? Their mouth's moving.

      Grace, it's going to be a great year.

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  2. To be a politician one must be a psychopath. I think I've said that before but the thing is they are better ignored since we can't lock them away.

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    1. Hmmm... lock them away. Or maybe pay them a pittance and they would run screaming from the building?

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  3. Doesn't matter which word Jenny Macklin used she agreed she would be able to live on the dole i heard it clear as a bell on channel ten news last night.

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    1. It's good to know people actually heard it, Windsmoke.

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  4. Inaudible? What she said was perfectly clear.

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    1. Hard to argue with the tape, isn't it?

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  5. Hahaha! NOW I know to whom you were referring with your clever comment on my recent blogpost showing a rocky-headed politician!!!! The profile's not hers - but the rocks in head?? I leave that to your judgement!!!

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    1. I wouldn't go so far as to mention a heart of stone.

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