Monday, May 11, 2009

The Coalition's nauseating hypocrisy

And who was it who also invented the idea of "core" and "non-core" promises?

Gittins today:
"If it's news to you that the cash splash was invented by the sainted Howard, let me remind you. In the 2001 budget he and Peter Costello gave a one-off payment of $300 to everyone of age pension age, plus cash payments of $25,000 each to former prisoners of war of the Japanese, at a combined cost to the budget of more than $900 million."