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Apr 29, 2014

Crikey says: who's smashing the rich now?

A debt levy for a deficit of budget ideas? Bernard Keane's take. Plus the middle-class welfare on the chopping block. More extraordinary allegations from ICAC: Paddy Manning with one pertinent picture. The grim prospects for pregnant women on Nauru. The search for flight MH370: have we effectively given up? And another sign the Arab Spring has stalled.


What do you reckon the chances are of The Australian crafting something similar for budget night this year …?



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11 thoughts on “Crikey says: who’s smashing the rich now?

  1. zut alors

    The chances are Buckley’s and none.

  2. JohnB

    Leave Murdochrags alone. Why stick our noses into a pile of excrement?

  3. CML

    You beat me to it, zut!!

  4. AR

    But what if it were true?

  5. Kummerfeld Shayne

    Nil nothing it will be all about the Tax the country needs or they will blame the Gillard and Rudd government’s for the tax, i like the name the TONY TAX.

  6. klewso

    Toady it was comparisons to JFK?????
    From the bloke that claimed out-of-pocket expenses to participate in “Polly Peddle” charity rides, the cost of promoting his “Battlelines” and for attending Mirabella’s wedding?
    [“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country” – while his “Age of Entitlement” practice was “Ask not what you can do for your tax-payers. Ask what they can do for you!”?]
    And he’s leader of the Limited News Party Coal-ition which includes serial book-collector and “Weddings, Parties, Anything Attendee – At the Expense of the Tax-payer” “Beetle” Brandis; and to the latter devotee Cousin Jethro? Slipper while he was rorting, and Randall – with his flat in Cairns, we paid to have him go take a look at?

    This clown is no JFK? More Jfk – “Just f***ing joking!”?

  7. klewso

    Sorry – “Just fu***ing kidding!” of course?

  8. AR

    Given proven tory proclivities, perhaps that should be “… ask what you can screw to your country”?

  9. Electric Lardyland

    Around about the same odds of them publishing informed articles on the need to act in regards to climate change.

  10. drsmithy

    Smash the poor, save the base ?

  11. Sailor

    Warm congratulations for ‘jfk’ in another post.

    But you highlight a real joke – I’m sure Mr Jokey calls it a “cognitive dissonance” or “inexactitude” when he wants to slap the whitewash on heavily. No, maybe that’s too complex for Mr Jokey. But it’s just what the Qld cops called it when Terry Lewis & Joh ran the brown bags – “The Joke”.

    The joke now is that so many of the borntorules reckoned no-one would notice if they took a few joy-rides on the taxpayers’ backs. So they did.

    Then when the brown stuff was just about to start flinging off the fan they quietly paid it back. So, nothing to see here, move along???

    Nup, they reckoned it was their due for several years of heavy lying. No-one could doubt the effort they’d put into the lies – they’re still at it with the biggest effort they can muster.

    When did you read a really critical front-page story about that attempted theft of taxpayers’ money in Murdoch’s big rag?
    Back to the original point of the editorial: Facts? Truth? Fairness? In The Australiar? They are Olympic gold medal performers at quite the reverse of accuracy.


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