Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Election time...

Another state election is nearly and I have no clue who to vote for. I think it will come down down to the lesser of the two evils.

The incumbent has raised taxes, fares and prices across the board, yet has pushed ahead with the southern railway, increased spending on roads and decreased stamp duty on land (stamp duty on cars may change soon).

The opposition's record doesn't look as good. Last time they were in power they tried to sell everything they could to the private sector and reduce workplace conditions to nothing. And the deal they did on the gas pipeline will screw us for years to come.

The current battle over nurse's pay and health in general has the potential to control the election result. The government offered the nurses more money than the Industrial Relations Comission resommended but the nurses didn't take it because ANF union rep has sided with the Opposition who is offering less money. Let's just hope the nurse's idiot union rep doesn't screw them over for the opportunity of getting his face on TV a few times or a job in a Liberal government.

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