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October 6, 2003

It is a public holiday today in Australia. I'm down at Victor Harbor this October long weekend beginning to paint the seaside shack. So I have very little time to write a post.

From the perspective of a seaside resort where people are enjoying the sunshine after a long wet winter, it appears that our politicians moving into election mode. Talk about tax cuts on the way is filling the airwaves. So is talk about the road to prosperity being one of getting the government off our backs and consumers not appreciating public services unless we pay for them.
This image caught my eye.
Martin Davies
Plutocracy is more obvious in the US. You have to be well financed to be able to make your way to Capital Hill.

But the bags of cash and the favours that then need to be repaid also play a crucial role in Australian elections as as well. It is not just about being up to your armpits in blood and gore.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:45 PM | | Comments (2)


Correction - not a public holiday in Queensland or W.A.

Sorry to hear that Niall. I hadn't even checked to see what the holiday was for.

All I know is that holidays are good for our health, even though even if they are spent painting.