…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Propaganda about political opponents is one thing, and the assessment of human beings on their appearance is another. It is every person’s choice how much weight to give each. I do not mention the facts. They are hard to get, depressing and often nauseous. So let’s take her at the face value; no botox, no make-up, no sympathetic media air-brushing. An experienced person, in other words a cynic, could say that this a true face of the socialism. To say this may be unkind to an individual, but very kind to the society as whole and definitely for public benefit.
The National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce, in Canberra Times last Thursday:
“Unemployment in Queensland is the highest on the mainland at 5.7 per cent. Queensland lost its credit rating long before many countries in debt ridden Europe did. Queensland has been home to the farcical health debacle where, for the life of them, they could not get the payroll system to work in a fashion that paid the nurses, however, they did manage to pay a “Tahitian Prince” about $15 million. … Queensland debt is booked to hit $85 billion.
This is the same Queensland that used to be the powerhouse of the Commonwealth, with the same people, and resources that are now selling at a record price beyond that received in the past.
Queensland matters for the whole country. It is our third biggest state. When the floods hit late last year, and the coal couldn’t be exported, we experienced our biggest fall in economic activity since the early 1990s recession. The Queensland economy’s stumbles over the past few years have held back the economic performance of all Australia.
In a previous time Queensland built the dams, airports, motorways, electrified the rail, developed the Gold Coast, open up the coal fields, built the beef roads and built South Bank, built the Art Gallery, developed Gladstone, ran hospitals that weren’t in the news every second week. Whilst they did all of this and more they left government with the Treasury overflowing with money. The only difference between then and now is the Labor Government”