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Hardly surprising, but should still be highlighted - he is an archetype, almost a caricature of himself.

A true believer, utterly confident in the accuracy and precision of his own world view. No amount of discussion or debate could ever assault his paragon of conservatism, his ivory tower of (naive) arrogance and ignorance.

That is why he lies - ultimately he is the ultimate political pragmatist. Complete certainty his vision must be implemented - "they'll see once I'm done! - but perfectly aware that enough people don't agree with him.

Only solution? Creative untruths, get in, do the work, burn the political capital, come good before next election.

Any number of his ideological fortresses (actually prisons) fall into this pattern. Mostly social, he's never been much of a fiscal conservative, right back to Bob Santamaria and the DLP.

You can easily see this in his biggest signature program being the biggest ticket item - Paid Parental Leave. Far from Friedman which is why the rest of his party hate him for it, it's social. Why? Here lay another lie.... of omission. He'd never admit it, but he truly believes 'breeding' at the lower S-E end of the spectrum isn't as worthwhile, offspring not as valuable, as the much slower North Shore procreation he derives from.

Genuine economists want population and education, where it comes from is beside the point. He wants selection and protection..... Those others, the bogans.... no different than the unemployed (outside his fortress, they are one in the same)
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Wow, saving nearly 1/2 a billion (or about 2.2 joint strike fighters) over 4 years at the mere cost of 1000s of jobs and degradation of 100s of government services.

When the Commission of Audit recommended privatising the mint, i thought it was just a hilarious ambit claim but it looks like they are actually considering it.

This all totally makes sense as a way of fixing the budget deficit of course, when you realise they could only get an extra 30 billion by cutting superannuation tax concessions for the wealthy.

I hope all those public servants are ready to go work on building freeways.

#auspol  
#budget  
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Worth remembering the last time the ultra right used hostage taking as a negotiation technique. The underlying sentiments and reasons are identical now, so expect this to happen again. This time they may go through with it - the Tea Party destroying the world economy in a way that would make the Global Financial Crisis look like a real tea party.

Tony's Right here are nowhere near that bad yet. But we've seen repeatedly how ideological they are, prepared to lie and how inspired by successful methods used overseas they are.
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The age of entitlement must end.
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Fantastic! Especially the two college guys' reaction. 
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It just keeps getting better and better....
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An old article (Gillard/Abbott) about even older subjects (slush funds, and their characters) by a respected Australian investigative journalist - Margo Kingston.

But a lot of detail about his underhanded dealings I didn't know a lot about.

It really does highlight just how deceitful and dishonest he is; how much we don't know because of his lies and blatant abuse of legalities against election authorities; and begs the obvious question - 2 years later we still don't know what purpose the second, secret fund served/serves, who donated to it, and what their price was/is; or how he spent it.

But given the lengths he went to, including likely committing a criminal act, to avoid these details becoming public, it sounds far worse than the Hanson fund. I, for one, would dearly like to know at least who the donors were.

What impact could this 'slush fund' have had, and continue to have in the public policy formation of the government? And what of other agreements we may know nothing about? Truly this goes to character, but far more, to the good of the country.

This type of thing distorts democracy and policy. It's interesting to note that the current government's policy platform is incredibly dysfunctional in its inconsistency, and in places self-contradiction. Highly suggestive of interference creating policies that don't mesh or make sense in the context of each other or the party's historical philosophy.... And almost invariably there are clear fingerprints from Tony Abbott on each of these inconsistencies!
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  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Electrical Engineering, 1989 - 1993
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  • Service NSW
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    Service Transition and Operations Manager
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia
    Vendor Operations Manager, 2009 - 2012
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
    Regional Operations Manager Asia Pacific, 2000 - 2008
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