Riders on the storm

Crikey readers talk the deficit levy, giving $9 billion to the RBA, the racist undertones of Anzac Day and how we should weather the weather.

About that $9 billion …

Ignaz Amrein writes: Re. “Abbott’s fistful of dollars will be a slug on states as well as voters” (yesterday). Bernard Keane makes a lot more sense than Terry McCrann’s predictable take on the government’s proposed  budget measures. I guess it proves the point that he and his employer appear to be part of the Coalition’s propaganda machine. You do wonder (actually, you don’t) why the $8.8 billion not-asked-for gift to the Reserve Bank is never mentioned in the Murdoch press and of course all the other measures of extra income the Coalition has scrapped. The trouble about today’s mainstream media is the fact that it is all about opinion and an agenda, rather than real news reporting.

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