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:: Saturday, 20 October 2007 ::

First you buy it, then you wait a year for a half-rebate

Just saw the insufferable Wayne Swan, putative treasurer to be, talking up the ALPs this-time-around-nanny-statism of funding half a cheap laptop but only for families.

Amemba the last election when Latham introduced his "Real Aloud Australia" idiot polic of making parents read to kids?

Well this is the same patronising nonsense, only now with laptops. I mean, you have to own the laptop a full frickin' year before the gumment kicks in any cash. And you had better keep your receipts. Cos the APL does not trust you to spend a tax cut on a laptop of other stuff for kids.

Lord how I hate rebates. It just means more work for me. First I have to work and save up for x and then I have make the effort with my receipts to actually collect the damn money. Why do they not just give it to me in the first place?

Because a Labourite just lervs bureacracy.

UPDATE:
I've just seen the most soporific ad ever. About public schools. And funding them. And how Howard does not fund them.

Jesus wept, it's a State government responsibility.

Not sure how I am going to go taking this election campaign.
:: WB 4:35 pm [link+] ::

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