On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 01:20:31 PM Andrew McGlashan via luv-talk wrote:
Wikipedia is a great resource, but it does rely upon
people to care
about issues to create content and others to help ensure the content is
While that is true there is a great deal of interest in political articles
from politicians, above is one of many articles about the topic.
I think it's reasonable to assume that any Wikipedia page about a major
political party has content that the party generally doesn't disagree with
respect a conservative who said "we need to pay off the national
debt so we must make the super rich pay tax too" or a conservative who
said "we should invest in the country through education and research to
develop business instead of raising taxes". But I don't think I've
heard a conservative say either of those things.
Yes, I can agree with all of that; but our national debt is low compared
to many other countries -- so too are our fraudband speeds....
We recently had one of the nutty conservatives on this list arguing that out
national debt was high and that we needed to cut government services.
And yes, I would prefer zero debt,
Whatever you are running, personal finances, a company, or a country you have
some choices about the amount of debt to have. Obviously there are benefits to
having money saved up. But the problem in politics is that when there is
money saved up people elect conservatives who give it to the rich people in
the form of massive tax cuts.
I think that the best way of addressing this problem would be a constitutional
change stating that the government should be the sole monopoly in the country.
The government should own the electricty grid (can have private power
stations), the water supply, and Telecom. When the government did own those
things the users received better service and the profits subsidised government
but it is never as bad as the LNP
makes it out to be when they can continue to get away with blaming the
ALP (and the Greens when they do that do is a bonus to them). The
deficit tripled under this rotten government? But who cares, the media
doesn't seem to give a toss.
Cowardly journalists who are scared to be accused of having a left-wing bias
don't criticise conservatives.
The ALP has
some decent people in it, but overall they don't seem to do
much good. Being less awful than Liberal isn't enough.
Perhaps so, but I think you see a great deal of honesty with the ALP
that you never seem to see with LNP these days. Sure, ALP is far from
perfect, but it's difficult to see a fair voice for them in ANY media,
and sadly less so on the ABC than what is usually assumed and the abc is
palming the vote compass issues off to other parties, so abc isn't even,
themselves, fully responsible for the errors and problems in portrayal
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