In what could be the dumbest bit of the 2007 campaign to date, the party which are probably (and seemingly unfortunately) going to get my vote are acting like teenage haXX0R m0r0nz.
Da Gr33nz are running a ‘LOLpolz competition,’ where one applies a caption worded somewhere between haXX0R, 3-year-old-cutesy and Ebonics to a pic of a politician, supposedly to debase and unpopularise said pols.
No, Greens- it’s not funny, nor a vote getter. It’s lame. It’s somewhat less annoying with the cute kittens, but I’m not considering voting a cute kitten into Parliament.
More policy statements, more invoking the need for political change… and less dorking around, please, Greens.
The email just received from The Greens is much more informative:
The Greens oppose Costello’s election tax cuts. The $34 billion should go to schools, hospitals, water, tackling climate change and the poor.
The tax cuts are an irresponsible election bribe and fail Australia. The total cost of tax cuts announced in the last three years is now $100 billion.
Once again the rich get the biggest gains. The big end of town, those on $200,000 per annum will get $128 per week while battling households on $70,000 per annum will get just $20 per week.
The Australian Council of Social Services are also opposed to the tax cuts.
The ACTU has said the money won’t compensate workers for the impact of Howard’s workplace laws.
We should be using the surplus to invest in Australian infrastructure and services to safeguard against future problems.
Greens Leader Bob Brown called on Kevin Rudd to “resist the urge to get into a tax cutting auction with the Coalition.”
Yes indeed… spread the largesse from overtaxation to people who really need it, instead of giving the millionaires a burger and a shake.
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