I've really never forgiven Kev 07 for the home insulation debacle. He gave his Minister in charge no power to do anything except spend the money. He hung Minister Garret out do dry over the matter. Suffer Sister Garret, this is what politics is about.
I can't recall if was a Kev 07 policy or a Julia policy, but cash for clunkers, an Obama initiative in the US failed to proceed here. I think we should we very grateful.
Now the Abbott, our forthcoming PM, has come up with cash for maritime clunkers. That is Australia buys decrepit boats in Indonesia to stop them being used for people smuggling to Australia. Thankfully the budget is only $20 million, what?
Does this Abbott person live in the real world? Within two weeks enough prospective leaky boats will be found in Indonesia to fully expend the $20 million. If they weren't badly leaky, you can be assured they will be at presentation. If for some reason Indonesia cannot supply enough leaky boats to fully expend the $20 mill, they will come from elsewhere in Asia.
The theory of Kev 07's insulation plans was good. Its execution was poor. Buying up boats of people smugglers might sound good to some, but really it is quite absurd.
I am crying with pain as there is no one for me to vote for with any sort of passion.