Who would you vote for?
(Note for poll: Greens = left, Labor = center-left, Liberals = center-right.)
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That being said I would vote for Labor because just not Abbott.
EDIT: Hey triple sevens.
EDIT: Actually no I'll vote Greens 1 but Labor 2 but a Greens vote is pretty much wasted but on the off chance neither of the two big parties get in and someone with a (hopefully existent) spine gets in...
On January 30 2013 21:40 rob.au wrote:
Cracks me up that you vote greens thinking it doesn't matter, it's why we got a carbon tax despite the overwelming majority of Australians voting for parties that were not going to implement one.
Mitt Romney's economic adviser Greg Mankiw:
Even right-wing, conservative, American economists agree with a carbon tax. Indeed, anyone who's taken a 1st year microeconomics course would easily understand that carbon is an externality and hence a carbon tax is good policy,
At the same time, it's naiive to think that parties wait for the official announcement before getting into 'campaign mode', as if announcing it later would spare us from electioneering in an election year.
At least this way, we are spared all the endless, groundless speculation about when the election will be called. I'm pretty grateful for that.
On January 30 2013 22:10 Aeropunk wrote:
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On January 30 2013 21:56 PiPoGevy wrote:
They are all bad...
That's pretty close to my views on the matter. I'm voting Liberal, because they'll screw up the economy a lot less than a Gillard led Labor will.
What exactly about the economy is screwed up?
Have a look at GDP growth, the unemployment rate and inflation in the US, UK, Europe and Japan. Then look at Australia.
Totally voting sex party. I don't care who wins so long as there isn't another minority government, one side needs a majority this time.
Also lol at how quickly this thread has produced unbridled idiocy. Pretty much sums up Aussie politics
On January 30 2013 22:19 DropBear wrote:
Neither side has any policies bar the other side are idiots. Neither leader is qualified to run things and there aren't any obvious alternatives.
Totally voting sex party. I don't care who wins so long as there isn't another minority government, one side needs a majority this time
Hell, no. The minority government is the best thing to happen to Australian politics after Rudd was removed.
I cannot bring myself to vote for Gillard given that she's a pathological and proven liar and a horrible person. With a minority government, I can vote for the Greens and have Labor policies without voting for Labor and without having Labor in power in it's own right.
It's long been clear from polling that the electorate doesn't regard the government as good at managing the economy.
Why this should be so is a puzzle. As Gillard rightly claimed last week: ''As the global economy still splutters, unlike the rest of the world we have managed our economy so we have low inflation, low interest rates, low unemployment, solid growth, strong public finances and a triple-A rating with a stable outlook from all three of the major ratings agencies.''
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/why-voters-believe-the-economy-is-in-trouble-20130203-2dsgp.html
This is ridiculous, probably illegal, and an embarrassment to the country. What other country tows boats of refugees back to their origin?
And if the boats are in international waters, what right does the Australian Navy have to tow them? According the the UN, the way that Australia treats refugees is already a disgrace, and inconsistent with international rules. We don't need an even worse and more heartless reputation.
People like to bitch and moan about our politicians but both sides do a decent enough job. As long as they don't meddle too drastically in our business interests, she'll be right mate.
Liberal, Labor--it's all pretty much the same. Most of their differences are on values based issues anyway.
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