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May 21, 2013

The Coalition talks in terms of smaller government and rolling back the welfare state its policies (paid parental leave, dam construction, and Direct Action for carbon abatement) are those of Big Government. Mark Latham spot it, and he sees the significance----the Liberal Party is in retreat.

RoweDCoalitiondirection.jpg David Rowe

Of course the contradiction in the Liberal Party will be covered up by its variously effective tactics that are designed to show that the Gillard Labor Government is both incompetent and dishonest; and by it making global warming its ideological battleground and its loathing of environmentalism.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:06 PM | | Comments (5)
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Just at New Matilda and Ben Eltham, I think, was in no way impressed with hokey Hockey's recent antics.

Ah... the perils of "Big Government". A frightening term imported from the US, no doubt. Yes. If the government is needlessly intrusive, then "Big Government" MUST be horrible.

But I suppose it depend on what type of Big Government, right?

>>>> ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

Can I assume that a Trim Taut & Terrific Coalition government would NOT be handing out diesel fuel subsidies and various other rebates to miners and farmers?

Amen, mars08.
Sums it exactly.

Gary,
Are suggesting that the Gillard government is "Competent and Honest" ?