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September 7, 2013

Election 2013 - B

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  1. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:20 am

    Good morning.

  2. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:39 am

    In hindsight the Ruddster should have called an election after he knifed Jools. The honeymoon period, full of promise, would have saved Labor from a rout.

    ‘During the election campaign Rudd’s personal approval fell from a positive net satisfaction to minus 26 – a faster, sharper slump than any leader in history…’

    Bruce Hawker

  3. OzFenric permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:54 am

    I don’t think that was the reason at all. (We’re all electoral analysts now, so my opinion is just as valid as the next man’s.) I think it was the negative, attack strategy that Labor adopted. Labor didn’t sell their vision for the future – even if this was only that they need another term to complete, bed down and future-proof the things they’ve already started.
    Then again, it’s questionable whether any feats of political legerdemain could have saved Labor from the depredations of Murdoch, Bolt & Abbott.

  4. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 10:10 am

    “saved Labor from the depredations of Murdoch, Bolt & Abbott.”

    Bwahahahaha.

  5. September 7, 2013 10:44 am

    I think the beginning of the end was when Julia knifed Kevin…..

  6. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:00 pm

    South Yarra exit-polls indicate a Labor Tonnihilation.

  7. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:05 pm

    ‘saved Labor from the depredations of Murdoch, Bolt & Abbott.’

    Its the rusted-on fall back position from now on.

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:30 pm

    Here in Kooyong the Liberals are expected to hold the seat.

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:31 pm

    But I voted for some

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:31 pm

    …old ALP bloke

  11. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 1:58 pm

    Australia is about to be Liberalised.

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 7, 2013 2:13 pm

    Lets hope so.

    Beats me what people see in the Labor Party. There seems to be a separation between reality and belief with labor supporters.

    Labor according to the true believers is the party of goodness. Too bad that whenever they get in they cause nothing but trouble.

  13. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 2:26 pm

    The punters have the Coalition winning around 100 seats, with labor picking up 48.

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 7, 2013 2:41 pm

    One of the school dads was handing out Greens cards. I felt a little guilty spitting at him.

  15. September 7, 2013 4:40 pm

    the real deal, the `only` poll that counts

  16. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 4:42 pm

    On Sky just now (at 4:39 pm) Michael Kroger has called the election result for the Coalition: “Tony Abbott is now prime minister of Australia.”

  17. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 4:43 pm

    The gall of the man.

  18. September 7, 2013 4:49 pm

    TV, pbs-newshour, the nsa has secretly put `backdoor` technology into computer-chips,
    l guess it explains how china is hacking into everything so easily and how small any snowden/manning/assange really are. More teabag theory back-fire.

  19. September 7, 2013 5:03 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ Kroger has called the election result for ‘ ‘ ‘ mr-rabbit,
    we better get confirmation from the boltblog 😆

  20. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 5:47 pm

    Kroger also says Swan is a goner!

  21. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 5:52 pm

    Let the counting begin.

  22. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:41 pm

    I thought there was a meeting here around 6 pm. My mistake. 😯

  23. September 7, 2013 6:46 pm

    George Pell, works in mysterious ways!

  24. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:46 pm

    Antony Green: “If I wanted to be daring I’d call the election now.”

    You’re two hours too late, Ant.

  25. September 7, 2013 6:47 pm

    It was the meeja what done it! 😯

    The Magnificent Rupert Bastard wins! FLAWLESS VICTORY!

    Gonna be interesting to see how many ‘Big Names’ get unceremoniously turfed.

  26. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:48 pm

    Rupe pwned the electorate.

  27. September 7, 2013 6:50 pm

    Just got out of bed after 12hr Nightshift…catching up (no pun intended) on the day’s news.

    GO FREO! 🙂

    go abbott! 😦

  28. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:53 pm

    Hope ya don’t have to work tonight. There should be plenty of gloating or sorrows-drowning to be done, depending on one’s persuasion.

  29. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:55 pm

    Abbott’s sex-appeal candidate for the win!

  30. September 7, 2013 6:57 pm

    In other news…I didn’t even vote.

    I had to do overtime this morning, so by the time I got home I’d been up nearly 24hrs. Fucked if I was gonna go stand in line at a polling booth.
    I went home & went to bed. When I arose just now all booths are closed.

    Not gonna pay a fine either. Gonna write a deceitful sob story to the AEC & get off, like a boss .

    Considering that the seat I’m in hasn’t changed hands since Federation, it’s neither here nor there. Ignored by the ALP coz they can’t win it…& shunned by the conservatards coz they always will.

  31. September 7, 2013 6:59 pm

    Yeah, unfortunately I do have to work tonight…which also makes it hard to watch the Tiges tomoz.

    BTW, did I mention…Fuck You Swans! …player poaching arsewipes!…and…Go Collingwood!

  32. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 6:59 pm

    My information is they don’t pursue those fines.

  33. September 7, 2013 7:01 pm

    I think the gloating is amusing & warranted.

    I’d certainly be indulging if I was in your camp.

    The true pain will be felt at tragic ALP wankathons like Café Subordination though…not here.

  34. September 7, 2013 7:06 pm

    A bloke I work with told me he failed to vote at 3 elections.

    They let him off the first time when he concocted some load of bullshit in a letter.

    Not so lucky on the 2nd & 3rd violations though.

    Even so, the fine is a negligible amount. More of an insult than an imposition, methinks.

    Hilariously, the Palmer Party candidate in this seat is called ‘Ballwinder’! 😆 I shit you not! With a turban & all! Bound to play so well in this neck of the woods 😯 . The rednecks just love a guy that looks like he’s from Bollywood & has a name which reminds them of having their agates twisted off.

    * Balwinder Singh

  35. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:07 pm

    Clive Palmer might win Fairfax (the seat, not the company). Unfknblvbl. What is it with Queenslanders and political nutjobz?

  36. September 7, 2013 7:09 pm

    I’ve been thinking that myself. 🙄

    We’d be better off with an Abbott majority (which we will get)…than some crank like Palmer with the balance of power.

  37. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:10 pm

    Barnaby Joyce currently 80%. Another unelectable …

  38. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:12 pm

    Sky’s seats called at 7:11 pm: Coalition 28, Labor 3.

  39. September 7, 2013 7:13 pm

    Tea, and footy, time.

    Back later to welcome the new hood ornament for jesus & Big Mining. 😉

  40. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:16 pm

    Kev’s turned up at his venue – to concede defeat, presumably.

  41. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:47 pm

    Some party this turned out to be.

  42. September 7, 2013 7:52 pm

    abc1, political weather-vane a-green says,
    kevin07 *safe*
    swanny wayne *safe*
    crazy clive in fairfax *make trouble, breathing down teabags neck*
    (too bad teabags)
    .
    annabel looking confident in fawn cardigan

  43. September 7, 2013 7:56 pm

    abc1, weather-vane says,
    adam bandt (melb-green-seat) *safe* but will be a `long` count due to 16-candidates running,
    .
    too bad teabags, alp is 2nd runner here

  44. September 7, 2013 7:59 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ Some party this turned out to be ‘ ‘ ‘
    cheer up dumpty,
    we may be serving `birthday-cake` later 😆

  45. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 8:01 pm

    Too funny. Labor is being slaughtered and 730laborwinpredictor sees this as bad news for teh teebagz. GUFFAW!

  46. September 7, 2013 8:01 pm

    one for the teabags,
    peter beatie won`t make it *teabags-win*

  47. September 7, 2013 8:12 pm

    emmerson, crean and combet`s seats,
    all 3-seats retained by alp *too-bad-teabags*

  48. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 8:18 pm

    “too-bad-teabags”

    The Bagz are crying into their Dom Perignon. By the case pallet!

  49. September 7, 2013 8:20 pm

    abc1 weather-vane says,
    all the qld polls pretty much worthless,
    minor party pup has collected votes,
    while alp, lnp, green have all dropped votes,
    same happened in 1998 with p-hanson that only `polled` 6%, but when the voting was done she got 23%, *point-of-interest*

  50. September 7, 2013 8:23 pm

    windsors new-england seat goes to barnaby *go-teabags*

  51. September 7, 2013 8:29 pm

    oakshots seat, Lyne has gone teabag too *nats*

  52. IPA permalink
    September 7, 2013 8:31 pm

    No surprises in New England. Backlash against turncoats..

  53. September 7, 2013 8:38 pm

    abc1 says, seat-indi *too-bad-teabags*
    mirrabella looks like losing to `independent` but count will go down to the wire

  54. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 8:44 pm

    Barnaby for Climate Change Minister to replace Hunt … just dreaming.

  55. September 7, 2013 8:48 pm

    both nanny roxon and joolya`s seats remain *teabag-free*
    .
    mr-poodle retains sturt *go-teabags*

  56. September 7, 2013 8:51 pm

    western sydney, bowen retains his alp seat
    *sorry-teabags*

  57. September 7, 2013 8:54 pm

    j-bishop says west coast voting closed `about` 45min ago

  58. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:09 pm

    What is a teabag??

    Good to see Barnaby won.

  59. September 7, 2013 9:14 pm

    dobell, craig thomson`s seat,
    thomson now independent *out*
    more counting needed, looking *teabag*

  60. September 7, 2013 9:16 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ Good to see Barnaby won ‘ ‘ ‘
    it is kneel,
    barnaby and clive will be great fun 😆

  61. September 7, 2013 9:24 pm

    No Whyalla wipeout there on my TV…

  62. September 7, 2013 9:24 pm

    weather-vane says, crazy clive `predicted` to win `fairfax`

  63. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:29 pm

    Lets hope we can get fairness back into our asylum seeker program. Under Howard we took people from UNHCR camps. Under Labor we take people with $$$10,000.

    What a joke.

  64. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 9:29 pm

    Clive and Barnaby are in in different houses, 7.30.

  65. September 7, 2013 9:35 pm

    dumpty, barnaby `was` in senate, now taking over windsors new-england seat in the Reps

  66. September 7, 2013 9:41 pm

    kevin07 has conceded defeat to mr-rabbit *go-teabags*

  67. September 7, 2013 9:45 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ No Whyalla wipeout there on my TV ‘ ‘ ‘
    new national slogan,
    Austerity, Austerity, Austerity,

  68. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 7, 2013 10:01 pm

    Looks like Rudd won his seat. That is great.

    He can now destabilise the Labor party for another three years.

  69. egg permalink
    September 7, 2013 10:04 pm

    Shorten for Opposition leader…. just jokin’.

  70. September 7, 2013 10:07 pm

    l wonder what happened to `deathstar` tonight,
    l was looking forward to him firing teabags at me all night.

  71. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 7, 2013 10:32 pm

    Well lots of Labor people said Abbott was unelectable and the Coalition should have Turnbull as leader.

    Wrong again. I only listen to ALP supporters to find out what not to believe.

  72. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 8, 2013 1:23 am

    A respectable showing by the ALP, far better than would have resulted under Gillard/Swan

  73. public toilet permalink
    September 8, 2013 2:39 am

    I agree, YomM.

    I daresay that Cafe Sycophant will sheet it all home to Rupert & Rudd though.

  74. IPA permalink
    September 8, 2013 3:14 am

    Respectable? Dunno about that, Labor got their lowest primary vote in over 100 years.

  75. public toilet permalink
    September 8, 2013 4:11 am

    I thought he meant that the damage would have been more severe under Gillard. I tend to agree.

    It was always Abbott’s to lose. He played it well enough to win comfortably.

  76. public toilet permalink
    September 8, 2013 4:13 am

    All of the excuses have had a couple of years rehearsal.

    They will be wheeled out with vigour, like a balm of ignorance to salve the tragic adherents.

  77. egg permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:37 am

    Clearly its a blatant case of hate media telling people how to think and I’m surprised that most of you (7.30 excluded) can’t see how the Murdocracy has manipulated political opinion on this big sandy island in the southern ocean.

  78. TB Queensland permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:38 am

    “Australia is now open for business” Tony Abbott (Winning Speech)

    The sky is still up and I’m off to the Daintree today … enjoy your day ….

    BTW the sky is still in place here …

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:40 am

    Oh, go Clivey!!!!

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:59 am

    Gina dropped in on Barnaby??????

  81. TB Queensland permalink
    September 8, 2013 8:02 am

    Let the Robber Baron Games begin ….

    The blood is till warm but money’s to be made …

  82. September 8, 2013 9:04 am

    Have the boats stopped yet?

  83. IPA permalink
    September 8, 2013 9:12 am

    ZOMFG! It’s the End Of The World As We Know It!

    Run for your lives, it’s the ROBOBARINZ!

    *squirt, squirt*

  84. egg permalink
    September 8, 2013 10:10 am

    No Death Star, a real anti climax.

  85. egg permalink
    September 8, 2013 11:07 am

    Hooray… a double dizzy in the offing.

    ‘TONY Abbott’s new coalition government will be forced to negotiate with minor parties and independents that will hold the balance of power in the Senate.

    ‘As the Liberal leader claimed a lower house victory, the party’s Senate representation looked set to fall short of the 39 spots necessary to give the coalition an upper house majority, despite collecting additional seats in Saturday’s poll.’

  86. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 8, 2013 11:48 am

    I see Craig Thomson got 4% of the vote.

  87. IPA permalink
    September 8, 2013 12:19 pm

    Thommo must have a big family.

  88. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 8, 2013 12:25 pm

    Now we can look forward to Bill Shorten leading the ALP, Bill will
    ➢ Reassure the MUA and CFMUE that the ALP is on their side when it comes to putting an industrial handbrake on development
    ➢ Make sure that he deals with the important people like hacks and warlords, reinstating them to their traditional all powerful role
    ➢ Mouth sentences as annoying and complicated as anything Simon Crean could ever come up with

    Bill Shorten as ALP leader will make sure that the Liberals get 2 or 3 terms

  89. September 8, 2013 2:14 pm

    Abbot in the Lodge and Clive Palmer in Parliament.. I can’t wait for the first boat..Clive will send in the Titanic 🙂 Oh thats right..we won’t hear about it..They are banning the reporting…gee

  90. September 8, 2013 3:45 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ They are banning the reporting ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

    yeah, and that was never recommended as part of the `mild` finkelstein proposals, my bet is troll-media won`t enjoy what Mr-Rabbit will throw at them on `prohibited-reporting` front,

    l bet my abc will a funding `clip` too, watch em squeal 😆

  91. September 8, 2013 3:58 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ Bill Shorten as ALP leader will make sure that ‘ ‘ ‘
    WRONG.

    ‘ ‘ ‘ the Liberals get 2 or 3 terms ‘ ‘ ‘
    the teabags will get at least 2-terms,
    (not coz of alp or some `future` leader like shortman,)
    but because it will take quite a while for the punters to realize they have been fooled into voting for the least worthy candidate, offering the least,
    .
    by the time they realize they are worse-off, it is usually mid-way of 2nd-term, (as_usual)

  92. September 8, 2013 4:22 pm

    there is some high quality teabag gloating on boltreportland this arvo, 🙄

  93. September 8, 2013 4:30 pm

    clive palmer already proving he`s good value,
    teabags on boltreportland already unhinging over clive coz he got a rep-seat, and two in senate, boltreportland already prepared with “buffoon-party“ graphic,
    .
    can`t dispute bolt calling clive `buffoon` tho,
    (under takes one to know one clause) 😆

  94. September 8, 2013 7:24 pm

    Dirtman is busy, whilst trying to indulge in a bit of hubris (which is a failing epic…as the post election statements by the Coalition & polling results prove his pre-election prognostications to be the gross overestimation of himself which all suspected) quoting parables about himself.

    “… absolutely no influence in the scheme of things.”

    The stupid is truly flammable in that one.

  95. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:24 pm

    Shorten will empower hacks and encourage politics by shady deal making. He won’t be able to break the lifetime habit.

  96. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:26 pm

    I think you mean “Mr” Dirtman

  97. September 8, 2013 7:38 pm

    I think you’re correct about the ALP, Tom.

    They’re likely to lapse back into hacklord influence. Likely ensuring several terms of irrelevance.

    I don’t see them being able to mount the same type of intensely negative, muscular opposition as Abbott was able to maintain; not any that will gain traction in the short to mid term at least.

    I see that gun nuts have done particularly well in the NSW Senate race. Joy. Although, upon reading some of their other libertarian stances, there seems to be some small merit (outside of stupidly empowering the population to carry sidearms for ‘self defence’).

  98. egg permalink
    September 8, 2013 7:55 pm

    My money is on Albo, because he’s not associated with unions.

  99. September 8, 2013 8:59 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ outside of stupidly empowering the population to carry sidearms ‘ ‘ ‘

    Normally l agree, but l have changed my mind on this dunny,
    it now seems much less problematic considering we are
    stupidly empowering the population to vote.

  100. September 8, 2013 9:08 pm

    considering the big event of this weekend,
    the teabags are extremely quiet,
    .
    drunk on power already

  101. TB Queensland permalink
    September 8, 2013 9:19 pm

    Nothing’s changed in the Daintree even the crocs were just lazing about on the river …

  102. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 8, 2013 10:36 pm

    You know it really is amazing. It was not that long ago that the highest Liberal party leader in the land was the Mayor of Brisbane. It was said that the Coalition most probably would never rule again.

  103. September 8, 2013 10:51 pm

    don`t worry kneel,
    .
    the howard regime has returned,
    and won`t rule this time either,
    it will mean `personal`Liberty`s will be frozen in time,
    or may even go backwards a little, if they can get away with it

  104. egg permalink
    September 9, 2013 7:20 am

    ‘TONY Abbott’s flagship policies face a difficult passage despite his decisive victory in the federal election, with Labor and Greens rejecting his claim to a mandate and a fractured Senate preparing to challenge his reforms.

    ‘With up to seven minor party candidates on track to seize seats in the Senate – some having secured as few as 1900 votes, or 0.02 per cent of the national count – the Coalition faces a new challenge to implement promises including the repeal of the carbon tax and the introduction of a paid parental leave scheme.’

    Crowe and Maher in the Oz

  105. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 9, 2013 8:47 am

    Sadly, I missed the election coverage apart from Kevin’s speech. I am ecstatic that Labor won! Kevin is such an inspirational leader. Only he could have lead the party to such a triumph! And eat your heart out Bill Glasson – what an ungracious grub you are!

  106. Walrus on Planet Earth permalink
    September 9, 2013 8:51 am

    Hiccup !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my head………………………………

  107. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 9, 2013 9:44 am

    New government priorities-
    1. Blame Labor
    2. Blame Labor
    3. Tow some boats around
    4. Blame Labor

    ALP priorities-
    1. Blame Rudd
    2. Blame Murdoch
    3. Blame Rudd
    4. Blame Murdoch & Rudd

  108. TB Queensland permalink
    September 9, 2013 10:40 am

    … what an ungracious grub you are!

    In the interests of fairness the speech was quite statesmanlike (apart from the above comment … I groaned too at the time) … however to select a one liner from the main speech (the thank yous went on a bit) may also be a bit ungracious ….

    If you noticed Rudd’s “slips” you probably noticed Abbott’s too …

    Notice any gloating here?

    You obviously enjoyed hearing it, so let me say it again. The government of Australia has changed. For just – for just the seventh time in 60 years, the government of Australia has changed. The Coalition has won 13 seats clearly, with 10 seats still in play, and I can inform you that the Australian Labor Party’s vote is at the lowest level in more than 100 years.

    And here’s a strange comment … three years mmmm?

    And a government that accepts that it will be judged more by its deeds than by its mere words. In three years’ time, the carbon tax will be gone.

    And these idiot statements …

    The boats will be stopped. (Applause).

    er, they are already stopping …

    The budget will be on track for a believable surplus.

    er, what does that mean?

    And the roads of the 21st century will finally be well under way. (Applause)

    They already are …

    And from today, I declare that Australia is under new management and that Australia is once more open for business.

    When did it close? Should it read … open TO business?

  109. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 9, 2013 11:07 am

    “In the interests of fairness the speech was quite statesmanlike (apart from the above comment … I groaned too at the time)”

    In the interests of sanity Rudd’s speech was a that of a rabid loon ego tripping on his own hubris. The Glasson comment was vile. It didn’t make me groan so much as make me sick to the stomach. The dumb grin on his wife’s face as he made his petty hateful comment shows that she is also a delusional troll.

    Rudd needs to learn that a giant ego does not make a little man big. But I suppose it doesn’t matter now. And everyone in the ALP knows it. They say he was brought back to save the furniture and he succeeded in that. But funnily enough they are not begging him to stay on despite his “success”. They know he is a complete turd and want him to exit the scene as quickly as possible.

  110. September 9, 2013 11:21 am

    “And from today, I declare that Australia is under new management and that Australia is once more open for business.”

    I think what he meant was…

    “Australia is once more open for business….”

    …to plunder natural resources….

    …to slash the rights and entitlements of workers…

    ….to ignore ethical or environmental considerations of doing business…

    …etc… etc…. etc….

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 9, 2013 11:25 am

    It’s return to the natural order!

    Business to run the economy. Unions and hacks to run the ALP.

  112. egg permalink
    September 9, 2013 11:34 am

    ‘In three years’ time, the carbon tax will be gone.’

    It may take a little while, so he’s being honest.

  113. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 9, 2013 11:36 am

    The budget will be on track for a believable surplus.

    er, what does that mean?

    It means that when the Coalition forecasts a surplus we will actually get one. Swan has been forecasting a surplus budget for years. However it never happens.

  114. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 9, 2013 12:12 pm

    Albanese should take the leadership, do the hard work on reform, cop the early flak. Then hand over to Bowen.

    Shorten should appointed shadow assistant minister for agriculture, or something.

    Shorten should never be allowed near anything important.

  115. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 9, 2013 12:30 pm

    In other fascinating news, it seems that Julia’s Tim know how to breed the right type of lady!! There’s a show called “The Bachelor” which has women seeking to attract the attention of a bloke***

    One who wasn’t sent home was Sherri Mathieson, who just happens to be the daughter of Julia Gillard’s partner Tim Mathieson. We wonder if Gillard and Tim tuned in last night.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/claws-come-out-on-channel-108217s-premiere-of-the-bachelor/story-e6frfmyi-1226714991096#ixzz2eMIHg6yC

    ***this reminds me of some of the bars I used to frequent, and I still can’t figure out why I’m not the bloke on this show.

  116. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 9, 2013 2:02 pm

    “It means that when the Coalition forecasts a surplus we will actually get one. Swan has been forecasting a surplus budget for years. However it never happens.”

    Neil, it is pointless talking to ALP types about surplus. That is a foreign concept to them. It is something they neither understand nor care about. They promised a surplus many many times during the last six years but were unable to deliver one. Still, according to them, that was irrelevant to their defeat – which was all about disunity. They don’t need to learn any other lessons from this election, apparently.

    Having said that, it is extremely unlikely that the Libs will be able to produce a surplus anytime soon.

  117. Neil of Sydney permalink
    September 9, 2013 3:39 pm

    That is a foreign concept to them. It is something they neither understand nor care about.

    Over at the Cafe they say debt is not a problem. We are sovereign in our own currency and for some reason this makes debt not a problem. We just print more money if we need it i guess.

  118. Evil Walrus permalink
    September 9, 2013 4:00 pm

    “We just print more money if we need it i guess.”

    Bunch of dopes !

  119. Evil Walrus permalink
    September 9, 2013 4:00 pm

    “Over at the Cafe they say debt is not a problem”

    Haven’t they all topped themselves yet ?

  120. TB Queensland permalink
    September 9, 2013 5:39 pm

    Neil, it is pointless talking to ALP types about surplus. That is a foreign concept to them. It is something they neither understand nor care about.

    Gee, what a difference an election makes … true colours … whooo ooo… my friend Kneel, an’ all that …

    I’ll bag the ALP AND the Libs … not judt take the side of the winner … ungracious alright … walk the talk …

    Posters here didn’t declare a surplus, in fact the people who you refer to as “ALP types” dismissed it as BS …

    But with all the LIb BS about surplus … we’ll see …

    Only selected one of my points I see … and a piggy back on the resident Young Liberal too …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    “Over at the Cafe they say debt is not a problem”

    Haven’t they all topped themselves yet ?

    Just because your clients are all rich and famous you obviously don’t get the idea of actually borrowing to fund a roof over your head like the rest of us …

    Are mortgages good debt or bad debt?

    NOTE: Printing money is a stupid idea going back to 1929 …

  121. egg permalink
    September 9, 2013 6:34 pm

    ‘Printing money is a stupid idea going back to 1929 …’

    The US Fed is still active in that matter and the markets seem happy with it.

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