Saturday, March 14, 2009

Julie Bishop lives on

... channeling her "understanding" through this bloke, Michael Keenan MP, the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

An amiable looking bloke, but listen to what he says.

This was Thursday, after the employment figures came out:

Mr KEENAN (Stirling) (3.55 pm)—Since 1 January
this year, 80,000 Australians have lost their jobs.
That is well over 1,200 jobs lost per day

Anything wrong with that statement?

Hint: You can see what happened to employment on the graph below:

Employment has grown slightly, not fallen, since the beginning of the year.

Perhaps the employment spokesman didn't read the employment figures.

Or perhaps he did.

He is just an election away from becoming Australia's Employment Minister!