Monday, December 06, 2004
The Great Costello is now saying that 2005 might not be all plain sailing
. Bloody right it wont be. The great Australian meeja is at last waking up to the fact that people are spending $125 for every $100 they earn, and economists and business people are getting a bit nervous. Have you heard the analogy that managing the economy is like driving a car with lagging controls? Well it's even harder if you don't bother looking out of the window to see what the scenery is like. This debt trend has been worsening since 1996 (a cruel coincidence methinks) and perhaps the Great Costello should have been doing something about it before now. Also he took time to utter a witty rebuke to Easy Peasy Albanese who said labor had a good year apart from the election (he was obviously taking the piss). Enter not the Great Costello himself, but a sideling who said:
"The treasurer thought it had been a great year because of the election,"
Worth an extra icecube in the Pimms, that one. And thanks a bunch to the Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony
for pointing out that Literacy Pannul Member Miranda Devine thinks that Costello is funny
. Just what I need.