I am an Australian, and I actually liked John Howard. He was honest. He said he would do stuff, then did it, no matter how unpopular it was.
When he was defeated by Kevin Rudd...I was in tears. The Prime Minister I trusted, thrown out by a sleazy used-car salesman.
Wow, I was so right.
Kevin Rudd Promised that every school kid would have a laptop with internet access. He gave money to public schools, and left it up to them how they would spend it. I was school age, my little brother is in school. Wheres our laptops Kevin Rudd?
He promised a fast broadband internet upgrade for all australians. He is talking about cancelling that scheme.
He promised insulation rebates, and that they would be regulated so only qualified insulators could do it. Unqualified people were allowed to do it an electrocuted themselves. He then met the mother of a boy who had died that way, and couldnt remember their names.
He talks and talks and talks, and sounds like a used car salesman. He does nothing. He said sorry to the indiginous australians, yet does nothing to help them.
As an Australian, I feel hurt and betrayed. It sucks being right.