“But Our Over-riding Promise Was To Rupert Murdoch… And it was about turning Australia into the US so he feels at home!”

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Australian Independent Media Network

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Joe Hockey on the co-payment: “One packet of cigarettes cost $22. That gives you three visits to the doctor. You can spend just over $3 on a middy of beer, so that’s two middies of beer to go to the doctor.”

Amanda Vanstone 2003 on an increase to welfare: “$5, hell what will it buy you? A sandwich and a milkshake if you’re lucky.”

I note Joe Hockey didn’t choose to suggest that all $7 would buy is two loaves of bread. Or seven loaves of bread if you buy it for a dollar at Coles. (I’m not the ABC so I can say Coles and hope that they pay me for product placement!) I suspect that it’s because saying: “You can spend just over $3-50 on a loaf of bread, so that’s two loaves of bread to go to the doctor.” It’s far more appealing to suggest that…

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