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Sunday, March 06, 2011

What is it with the Coalition and figures on billboard? (photos)

Here's the latest, in NSW:



A $500 carbon tax on families?

Gee, Labor's government debt was going to reach $315 billion:




What ever happened to that prediction?

* Hint: It's now projected to peak at around one third of that figure.



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