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politics as show biz: the routine « Previous | |Next »
May 10, 2012

The showbiz routine is the old stuff of hard work, small business and reward, insisting the government live within its means just as households have to, reducing the “massive” debt and attacking public servants for wasting all our hard earned money. The pose that is struck is one of big business being the victims of nasty state repression--Soviet style.

RoweDShowbiz.jpg David Rowe

The golden future that is so promised will come through getting of all that nasty debt, and reducing government spending, removing taxes on the miners and the polluters, and greater workplace flexibility”. Hey presto, Australia's economic growth machine will go into overdrive on wealth creation and we will all be relaxed, prosperous and comfortable for evermore.

This is the rhetoric of politics as showbiz----a strong agenda to drive economic growth, productivity and employment.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:11 PM |