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May 10, 2014

ReachTEL: 54-46 to Labor

The second big-sample ReachTEL automated phone poll in consecutive weeks confirms last week's result on voting intention, but also finds majority support for the deficit tax.

The Fairfax papers have run another of ReachTEL’s large-sample automated phone polls of federal voting intention, such as it has been conducting on a semi-regular basis for the Seven Network, most recently just a week ago. This one was conducted on Thursday night from a sample of 3241, and as with last week’s poll it has the Labor lead at 54-46, from primary votes of 39.8% for Labor (up 0.2%), 37.8% for the Coalition (down 1.1%), 10.5% for the Greens (down 0.7%), 7.0% for Palmer United (up 1.0%, and adding to their recent upward trend). Other questions find majority support for a deficit levy when the question specifies it being “between 1 and 2 per cent” and “imposed on high income earners to help reduce debt”, which was favoured by 53.7% and opposed by 32.4%. However, 42% said it has made them less likely to vote for the Coalition against 22.8% for more likely. Raising the pension age to 70 is also unpopular, being supported by 21.2% and opposed by 68.1%.

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Otiose
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Nett_NEWS++™ @ http://bit.ly/1aQcqOy #Budget, Now for My NEXT Trick by @rowe_david © http://bit.ly/1loqJAz

victoria
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roger bottomley
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Ha ha ESJ – “put some stick about” – very good. I just hope you don’t throw your fiancé off the roof like FU did.

One thing is for certain though – your lot are a house of cards.

Strong UnionsStrongCountry
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Strong UnionsStrongCountry

Koukoulas;

many of the spending cuts and tax in the budget will merely cover the quite massive cost of Abbott government pet projects such as paid parental leave, extra defence spending, abolishing the mining tax and carbon price, all of which have to be covered by cuts elsewhere or tax hikes before any ground is made at reducing the budget deficit.

What we are seeing is the Coalition government returning to type – that is having a high taxing strategy to cover high spending in its pet sectors of the economy. The Fraser government did it, Howard did it in spades, and it now looks like Abbott is following suit.

Get set for a big footprint from the Abbott government into the economy as the tax to GDP ratio approaches new highs to match a spending level not much smaller than Abbott inherited from Labor.

ShowsOn
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This speech is my recital, I think it’s very vital
To rock (a rhyme), that’s right (on time)
It’s Tricky is the title, here we go…

It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…it’s Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…Tr-tr-tr-tricky (Tricky) Trrrrrrrrrrricky

[Verse 1]

I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly
Went to her house and bust her out, I had to leave real early
These girls are really sleazy, all they just say is please me
Or spend some time and rock a rhyme, I said “It’s not that easy”

It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…(How is it D?) It’s Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Trrrrrricky)
It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…Tricky (Tricky) Tricky

[Verse 2]

In New York the people talk and try to make us rhyme
They really (hawk) but we just (walk) because we have no time
And in the city it’s a pity cos we just can’t hide
Tinted windows don’t mean nothin’, they know who’s inside

It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…(How is it D?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky) huh!

[Verse 3]

When I wake up people take up mostly all of my time
I’m not singin’, phone keep ringin’ cos I make up a rhyme
I’m not braggin’, people naggin’ cos they think I’m a star
Always tearin’ what I’m wearin’, I think they’re goin’ too far
A girl named Carol follows Daryll every gig we play
Then D dissed her and dismissed her, now she’s jockin’ Jay
I ain’t lyin’, girls be cryin’ cos I’m on TV
They even bother my poor father cos he’s down with me

It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…(How is it?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky…Tr-tr-tr-tr-tr-tricky (Tr-Tr-Tr-Tricky) Tr-tr-tr…

[Verse 4]

We are not thugs (we don’t use drugs) but you assume (on your own)
They offer coke (and lots of dope) but we just leave it alone
It’s like that y’all (y’all), but we don’t quit
You keep on (rock!) shock! Cos this is it…

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Life, I wonder Will it take me under? I don’t know Imagine smoking weed in the streets without cops harassin’ Imagine going to court with no trial Lifestyle cruising blue Bahama waters No welfare supporters more conscious of the way we raise our daughters Days are shorter, nights are colder Feeling like life is over, these snakes strike like a cobra The world’s hot my son got knocked, evidently It’s elementary, they want us all gone eventually Trooping out of state for a plate of knowledge If coke was cooked without the garbage we’d all have the top dollars Imagine everybody flashing, fashion Designer clothes, lacing your clique up with diamond Roles Your people holding dough, no parole No rubbers, go in raw imagine law with no undercovers Just some thoughts for the mind I take a glimpse into time Watch the blimp read “The World Is Mine” If I ruled the world (Imagine that) I’d free all my sons, I love em love em baby Black diamonds and pearls (Could it be, if you could Be mine, we’d both shine) If I ruled the world (Still living for today, in These last days and times) The way to be, paradise like relaxing black, Latino and Anglo-Saxon Armani Exchange deranged Cash, Lost Tribe of Shabazz, free at last Brand new whips to crash then we laugh in the iller path The Villa house is for the crew, how we do Trees for breakfast, dime sexes and Benz stretches So many years of depression make me vision The better living, type of place to raise kids in Open they eyes to the lies history’s told foul But I’m as wise as the old owl, plus the Gold Child Seeing things like I was controlling, click rollin Tricking 6 digits on kicks and still holdin Trips to Paris, I civilized every savage Gimme one shot I turn trife life to lavish Political prisoner set free, stress free No work release purple M3’s and jet skis Feel the wind breeze in West Indies I make Coretta Scott-King mayor the cities and reverse fiends to Willies It sounds foul but every girl I meet’d go downtown I’d open every cell in Attica send em to Africa And then we’ll walk right up to the sun Hand in hand We’ll walk right up to the sun We won’t land You’d love to hear the story… Read more »
dave
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Thomas. Paine. 596

It warms the cockles of my heart to see you make a fool of yourself yet again – still.

How do you manage to tie your shoe laces or cross the road?

TP – The mad ‘uncle’ of Pollbludger.

J341983
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Christ? Seriously?

… the fact that Rudd was incapable of Governing played no role. I was in the APS at the time and everyone knew how dysfunctional the leadership was.

Gillard had many faults, but to forgive Rudd his … frankly is foolish.

Thomas. Paine.
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[Rudd should have taken sick leave. Or got professional help. But maybe what he really needed was some character, or a spine.]

And maybe Gillard found a moral compass, sense of loyalty, learned to put her hunger for the top job in proper perspective, learned how to be a national leader.

Yeh..Labor go to an election in the person of Gillard whom the public had worked out and decided they didn’t like her one bit and willing to punish Labor back to the stone age just to get rid of her. You cannot have a PM and go to an election with a person who is nowhere near being a national leader…it was imperative that the kindergarten factional game finish and a real leader put back in the job, Rudd….and only just in time.

Thomas. Paine.
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[FFS, Rudd / Gillard wars again??]

The hurt ones cannot resist slagging Rudd and using him as their excuse for all things….and so long as they propagate dishonesty and their bile on Rudd so too will others set the matters straight.

Now if they could take their meds, or get over that Gillard had to be replaced by Rudd to save the party from oblivion and stopped slagging him….well their would be no back and forth and other issues would be discussed.

imacca
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FFS, Rudd / Gillard wars again??

bemused
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gloryconsequence@567

The reason Labor are a chance in 2016 is because Rudd was reinstated.

A very inconvenient fact for some here.

bemused
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Puff, the Magic Dragon.@564

Rudd should have taken sick leave. Or got professional help. But maybe what he really needed was some character, or a spine.

Well your first sentence was right.

He had serious surgery twice within a relatively short time of the assassination.

His performance may well have been impaired by health problems around that time.

Dan Gulberry
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Everyone. Don’t think for one moment that the Parrot has suddenly seen the light. The issue on that audio is about gas companies being given carte blanche to “frack” farm lands.

He has long been a vocal opponent of this, even to the point of standing on the same stage as Green Party members (:eek:) at anti-fracking rallies.

The principle reason for his stand on this issue is he owns land in an area that is being taken over by CSG drillers.

Although it’s a noble cause and I applaud the stand he is taking, he’s taking it primarily through that much loved Tory principle of self interest.

bemused
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Player One@559

Labor is in the process of creaming Abbott and you two are talking this rubbish?


Only one of us is talking rubbish.

That is an uncharacteristically generous admission on your part.

victoria
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dave

The conservatives imcluding Jones are getting very restless with Abbott. We shall have to wait and see i guess.

Anyhoo night all

dave
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Nite, Vic.

dave
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[ victoria
Posted Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

dave

And what surprises me is that he insinuates that when Abbott was elected, the airport suddenly got the go ahead ]

Well he says Steven Smith said no way – yet if Smith had ever gone on his show Jones would have ridiculed Labor and licked abbott’s boots.

He can’t have it both ways.

Abbott is his pal and his problem – unless he comes out publicly and tells people to dump abbott.

Oh – What a fine way the Queenslanders have, yet again found to screw themselves – its spelt N.E.W.M.A.N – let them wear it too.

victoria
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dave

I am calling it a night.

But it does feel as if a tsunami is on its way in the political sphere.

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