Coalition policies ignore market realities

Crikey readers respond to pro-coal Liberals and the financial management record of the Turnbull government.

On the Turnbull government's financial management

Mike Westerman writes: Re. "Australia's gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?" (Friday)

Australia really is in a hopeless position until we get rid of these incompetent rent seekers. We need pollies -- particularly a treasurer and prime minister -- who understand maths: that you don’t get consumers consuming if they have no money, and that those with too much money spend it overseas or use it to raise debt that the poor pay for through tax loopholes. Neocon economics is not economics, it is simply deceit and poor management, nowhere better illustrated than Australia 2009-2017.

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