I used to be a liberal fan back in the Howard days, but it doesn't take a genius to see that Abbott has no substance or integrity. I'm so sick of hearing him blantantly trash talk the labor government and stubbornly oppose everything proposed by Labor - then not-so-subtly putting forward his own, almost identical policies with itty-bitty changes.
I for one am glad it is going to be a long election, because Tony can't keep up his nice-guy act for long. He can reference the John Howard years and 'trust' till the cows come home, but eventually he is going to have to get mighty specific about his policy and budget - and we all know he is not shown much ability in that area.
Or maybe they just see things differently to you ...Originally Posted by Atkogirl85;
I am sitting on the fence for now, I want to see how this all pans out (the campaigns), I think Australians are starting to become aware that things can be done better, and we want them done better. We want parliament to find solutions to problems, not just meet to backstab each other, criticise each other, he-said she-said like the childish behaviour of recent times. Which ever party can prove that they have real solutions for the people will win. a long campaign gives us enough time to see if they are full of it!
Like I said earlier, it's the whole party we vote for, not the face of it... And I'm glad it's that way, I don't go much on Julia or Tony.
The only thing that will sway my vote regarding Julia or Tony, specifically, is that I would be embarrased for our country for Tony Abbott to represent us at international meetings... Could you imagine the silly things that he would say?! :what:
I still have no idea who I'll be voting for, this will only be my second time. Last election, I asked my parents who to vote for as I had no idea but this time I'll pay more attention. I'll be paying close attention to promises for families and carers for those with disabilities, one that impacts my family now and one that will impact us in the future. Other than that, I don't know
For me the main difference between the parties is that the Liberals improve people's personal wealth (at the sake of those who are less able to look after themselves or the environment) whereas the Labor party tries to improve the position of those less well off at the expense of the wealthier. Over the years that has eroded the wealth of the middle class as well, with the cut offs for benefits impacting at around $140k, which for people who had those benefits seems harsh.
So I guess if you're a liberal supporter you tend to ask "what's in it for me" whereas if you're labour you have to look at the bigger picture ( if you earn more than $140k).
Personally my family would be far better off under a liberal government, but I couldn't live with myself if I voted for them.
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