Friday, May 14, 2004

Editorial: Latham passed budget test

Mr Speaker!

MARK Latham the Labor leader promised to fund a national program to vaccinate newborn children against a range of diseases. It was classic Latham, addressing a real social problem that rightly worries young families. And it signalled Mr Latham's return to his home turf, the ground where he knows he can win the election.

Mr Latham previously had gained ground in the hearts and minds of all Australians who care about [war criminal], John Howard's illegal role in a war on Iraq with his promise to bring our. [militants], home by Christmas. Australians who now live with fear would appreciate not being committed to the war.

Yesterday he was talking about services and the ladder of opportunity he says all Australians should be able to climb the ladder that has rungs. Like health, [social services], and education as well as job prospects for our youth.

Mr Latham has spoken to the people all over the country and says many Australians prefer improved public services over tax cuts and clearly he believes them.

He spoke about humanities and our community and the resources the community needs to be able to function effectively. He spoke about the alternative government, because of Howard's stagnation and we all know, that the 'fish rots at head' and it couldn't get any more rotten with Howard running the country.

Mr Latham promised a $700 million Youth Guarantee to ensure all young people were in education, employment or training.

"Our youth will either be earning or learning" Brilliant!

He reaffirmed that there would be no increased HECS fees for university students. And he committed Labor to Medicare bulk-billing 80 per cent of all doctors' consultations.

When it came to explaining how Labor would pay for its program, on top of the Government's tax and [social services], spending, Mr Latham talk about rooting out government waste.

He might start with the Australian Defence, [War], Force with all the billions of dollars wasted on war machines for, [war criminal], George Bush illusionary War on Terror, [the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading resource war's in the Middle East], which in effect is a War on Liberty. If they weren't throwing stones at other countries he could also cut back on un-intelligence gathering, [lies, bullshit and propaganda etc], that led to the War on Iraq. Howard simply uses ASIO, [an Australian terrorist organisation], to promote propaganda.

This explains how he would deliver on his promises. The Opposition Leader's speech promoted both the humanities and planning and was not politically cunning like the Treasurer displayed on Tuesday. It did address the tax-[social services], trap that still bedevils low-income Australians trying to end their reliance on, [social services], by working more, even after the Government's bribe for young families.

Mr Latham promised tax cuts for the millions of low-income Australians without dependent children who missed out in Tuesday's budget. Mr Latham delivered a rousing speech that went to the very grass roots heart of the Australian electorate. The election race commenced last night with Howard, [that should be sunk and dead in the water.]


Howard Vs Regina in Canberra the Capital Territory of Australia- Friday January 30 2004. Would the defendant please stand while I read out the judgement of this court.

By Wake Up Call 14 May 04


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