:: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 ::
Labor Goose Stephen Conroy on the FTA
Here's 24 hours on, farmers have still been dudded. There's no more good news today than there was yesterday for Australian farmers, particularly sugar farmers, dairy and beef. They are still facing 18-years' wait. No cow alive today will make it onto an American barbecue. That's just the bottom line.
Who cares if the cow is 18 years old or a vealer. We just wanna sell it to someone who wants to eat in the US. Sliced diced stewed fried seared or raw in a carpaccio. In the US.
Jesus, eh? This is the best Labor can do? They complain Oz farmers are not able to sell cows right now. Mad. They can sell stuff now, including some sugar within the limits we have to live with from those Florida sugar mafiosi. If there is no Free Trade agreement passed here in Oz, our farmers can keep on keeping on.
With the Free Trade agreement they should be able to sell more.
And more sales is more money for Oz.
What is it about folks who cannot see the good in this? Check this thread from the ABC. I mean, talk about your constant "harping and carping" (to quote Labor's Julia Gillard in today's Malcolm Farr piece in the Tele that I cannot find a link for).
:: WB 12:27 am [link+] ::