Man of Steal

12 Nov

Listening to the ABC’s PM podcast tonight whilst strolling through Lumpini Park in BKK, I was struck by Australian Prime Minister’s comment that he wanted another term for:

the transition of Australia from a Welfare State to an Opportunity Society

Some journalists have accredited this to bLiar, but I had heard it before bLiar was around to making that term.

A more opportunity society, which enables the able to earn more…

No mention of those “not able”, of course.

The journos got it wrong. Howard actually quoted from the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher who made that reference on January 6th, 1980. And her target was none other than the trade unions. Just like the Rodent.


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