Australia - Politics vs Economics

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avneesh, May 12, 2007.

  1. Avneesh


    "I've always found that if you get the economics right, the politics will follow" announced Peter Costello as he delivered his 12th budget.

    With elections looming and the Coalition behind in the polls the Government has used the budget to affirm its economic proficiency while simultaneously enhancing Peter Costello's claim to take over from John Howard.

    With $31.5 billion in personal tax cuts over four years, lower income and part-time workers will receive a larger portion at first followed by the higher income earners in 2008. Politically this strategy is aimed at winning the votes of low to middle income earners considering that past budgets have been criticised for being skewed towards the rich. Economically the result will take pressure off inflation and increase labour supply to the economy.

    Peter Costello has called this budget his "education revolution" which is a direct quote from Kevin Rudd whom he joins in celebrating education as an investment in the future. The reform is politically quite brilliant as it overcomes the centerpiece of Kevin Rudd's economic policy by introducing a Higher Education Endowment Fund.

    Together with spending on education, health care, child care, road, rail and the environment the budget should boost the Howard government in the polls. Concurrently, maintaining a budget surplus, a forecasted rise in GDP next year, manageable rate of CPI at 2.5% all without putting any upward pressure on interest rates and expanding the economies production capacity.

    It may be a little early, but it seems unlikely that Peter Costello will deliver a 13th budget.

    Comments and Suggestions welcome.

    Avneesh Manik.
    Sure, they're rotten lyeing bastards.

    We have career politicians, trained actuaries, accountants,lawyers, in charge of the best country on the planet.

    Economically, they got a free ride with Keatings banking deregulation, but since then-they have passed more shit than an elephant on diuretics.

    The GST, gun control, (re;abolishment) their munificent super laws-GOLLY, they just introduced a package that doesnt charge retirees full income tax on their super payouts/pensions, gee everyones so impressed by Howard and Costello's "we'll get full 3/4 public sevice pensions for the rest of our lives" ministerial largesse.

    Thanks a bunch.

    Unfortunately, rudd is also a career politician, and like howard, a twerp that nobody in their right mind would vote for.

    There you go, some comment.