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A few facts to consider before voting tomorrow…

There is NO budget emergency, Hockey/Abbott etc made the whole thing up to fit their narrative. The finally released costing documents delivered by a man who had taken a master class in displaying every single sign of lying in one twenty minute press conference showed that the difference between the Libs and the ALP is 0.36% of the budget over 4 years.  That’s fucking it.  They have banged on about BUDGET EMERGENCY, BUDGET CRISIS, EMERGENCY CRISIS, etc for so long people believe them.

Next, Labors NBN is the only way forward, no point in paying 3/4 as much for something that will only offer .25% of the speed.  Yes, that is right.  Labors NBN is offering 1000mbps, Fraudband is offering 25mbps.  Not a hard choice when you think about it.

The biggest scare is yet to come, the “Commission of Audit” which is code words for blame someone else for you breaking your promises.  As they said in Yes Minister, you don’t have a commission without knowing the result in advance, and I am sure the Liberals do.

As for the terrible minority government that didn’t work.  To start with the Libs passed 87% of the bills anyway and the house passed more bills that Howard did in his first term.  Silly things about facts is they don’t often fit the narrative do they.

As for refugees, a pox on both their houses, without a shadow of doubt.  But if you think that the ALP is going to be worse than Morrison, let’s talk about a bridge I have for sale.

If you think ensuring that the top 10% of people getting the PPL eat up 30% of the total cost of the scheme is fair, we need to have a discussion around what is fair.  The Liberals have said they can’t fund Gonski beyond 4 years because that is beyond the foward estimates, but tell us down to the dollar what the impact of carbon will be to 2050, yeah right.

Voting for the Liberals at this election because you only don’t like Labor is akin to cutting off your own arm because your toe nail is infected.

Education, the NBN, trying to do something about Climate change, rail, these are important issues.

Vote for whoever you want, sure, but stop and think before you do, it will be 3 years if not six before you can take your election result back to the shop for a refund, and you may find your house is destroyed in the meantime and not covered by your vote warranty.

Somewhere in the seat of Hotham this conversation is happening right now. #ausvotes

I’m looking forward to Voting for that nice young fellow in the Seat of Hotham.

The ALP sent me a flyer just a few days after the election was called, still not sure about that Kevin bloke, Julia seemed a lot more go getter really.  Sorry, was distracted there, yes, just after the election was called we received a bit of mail saying Geoff Lake was to be our new local candidate.  It even had a nice photo of Geoff and Simon together.  Well at least Simon heard his phone ring that day to arrange the photo shoot. He should have got a flashing light like I do for when my phone rings.

Now one of the advantages of living in a safe seat is none of those pesky door knockers at this time of year.  Nothing worse than sitting down to do some crocheting and having people knock on your door to say Stop the Boats.  Stop stopping my tea and crochet time I say. At least that Clive bloke hasn’t come to my door, I don’t think I have enough pastry for all the pies he would want to eat.

So here we are less than a week to go, I still have to get some more tea cosy’s made for the local primary school fate, but when I drop them off at the school I will gladly slide my walking frame up to the booth and number 1 to 6 with Geoff Lake, Labor being number 1.

Then we can hopefully never have to worry about that man who wears those silly swimming costumes ever being in parliament again.


Of course I am a bit of a political wonk so I know that Geoff Lake isn’t the local candidate, I know because I saw the 2 min of evening news coverage the story got.  I know that it is now Claire O’Neil as the local candidate, which got even less coverage.  Yet Labor is so busy on telling me not to vote for Abbott they forget to tell me who their local candidate is.  The old saying take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves certainly comes to mind.

Whilst I certainly don’t want to see an Abbott lead Coalition government, the ALP needs to take a good hard look at who their base is.  Confusing the electorate by saying Abbott, Abbott, Abbott all the time isn’t going to get Geoff, no sorry Claire elected is it.