Regular Features Sandpit November 25, 2016 John Quiggin103 Comments A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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So people keep saying. But is it a ‘factoid’?
When the Queensland Government sold the profitable freight arm of the publicly owned and built railways they said:
“In the long term, a privatised Queensland Rail would be a stronger more sustainable business that will continue to grow and create jobs in Queensland.”
Today that privatised business announced it will sack over 60% of its remaining workforce (already way down from the size it was when privatised).
No wonder people hate ALP politicians.
Hmm, by fortuitous coincidence I was just reading a book review that contained the following comment:
“When will these voters get it? Maybe never. Author Maria Konnivoka notes in her book The Confidence Game that many victims refuse to admit they’ve been scammed — no matter what the evidence. Indeed, she says, many just keep coming back for more…”
Of course that was written about Trump voters, and Anna Bligh was only ever a wannabee, but still …