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User avatar #38 - bloodofthedragon (09/08/2013) [-]
Can someone inform me on what is going on?
User avatar #41 to #38 - reginleif ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
Democracy= rule by the people (majority).... so it's rule by numbers, which doesn't help you if the people are idiots.

Basically OP is saying that people are idiots, but since they vote....they have the power.
User avatar #42 to #41 - bloodofthedragon (09/08/2013) [-]
I meant in australia.
#48 to #42 - slias (09/08/2013) [-]
Liberals came to power, I don't like Liberals. This dislike is partially based on the fact that the Liberal party is actually conservative, which pisses me off.

Furthermore, Abbot, the new PM, plans on scrapping the current NBN (National Broadband Network) which would've drastically improved the country's internet infrastructure to be replaced with something that makes no ******* sense.

As a final point, he's also opposed to gay marriage, has no economic policies, plans on scrapping parent benefits and various other things that have kept Australian families afloat for the last decade and has also been very closed on what his policies actually are.

As such, bearing all this in mind, it absolutely ******* infuriates me that this guy actually made it into power.
User avatar #75 to #48 - cupcakecrusader (09/08/2013) [-]
You hit the nail on the head.

The way I explained this election to all of my American friends like this:

I can either vote for the band of ******** that have no idea what they're doing and are going to **** everything up through ineptness.
Or I can vote for the ultraconservative, catholic fundamentalist that is going to intentionally screw everything up.

And guess who we elected?
User avatar #50 to #48 - bloodofthedragon (09/08/2013) [-]
Thank you for the clarification he sounds awful. Good luck with that we still have to deal with obongo.
User avatar #69 to #50 - arrogant (09/08/2013) [-]
He's no worse than the other guy, and much better than the radical parties that decided the outcome last election. It's early days, but things aren't going to be nearly as bad as everyone is making out
#131 to #69 - slias (06/20/2014) [-]
It's been 10 months now, and I'm pretty sure things are just as bad as I thought they were going to be.
User avatar #78 to #69 - richode (09/08/2013) [-]
you sir have the most intelligent view of what it is going to be like that I have seen so far.

As long as the greens don't get any power, I'm a happy man
User avatar #43 to #42 - reginleif ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
I supposed he wants to insult the intelligence of Aussies specifically I guess.
User avatar #45 to #43 - freedomreturns (09/08/2013) [-]
No it's because they made a very stupid move in their recent elections.
User avatar #46 to #45 - bloodofthedragon (09/08/2013) [-]
Why was it stupid?
User avatar #47 to #46 - freedomreturns (09/08/2013) [-]
Should probably ask an Aussie.
Explain to him why this recently elected person is a twat.
User avatar #54 to #47 - akirasatou ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
The current elected prime minister is basically a pile of **** , he opposes gay marriage, human rights and is a sexist bastard (he is also a catholic). In a part of his campaign, he launched a video saying: 'If you want a prime minister with good looking daughters, you need to vote for me.' (which directly insults Kevin Rudd, PERSONALLY)

It's not just that, after he is elected he is going to cut 7 billion (I forgot the exact amount) AUD from mostly public services. That means many teachers, doctors, nurses, government paid workers will lose their jobs. The worst thing for me is that he is cutting disease research and university funding, which directly affects me.

After the cut, there will most likely be only a few hundred million dollars to put towards disease research, which trust me, is nothing. I guess I'll just bear with my genetic disease and borrow money to treat it. Other than that, there will be a harder time for both citizen and international students, especially with university. With the current looks, I'll most likely drop out because of money even though I'm getting great grades.

I know our economy will most likely run better under his rule but our lives will not be any better. I have many more reasons but I'll not list them now.

Sometimes I just want to slap those unintelligent bogans in the goddamn face.
#114 to #54 - fefe (09/08/2013) [-]
I know people have different opinions, and I will never change your mind - and that's ok. I just thought I'd offer an opinion from the other side =)

- Hot daughter comment was a joke - people need to move on from that.
- I don't agree with his opposition to equal marriage rights - but I'm hoping it will go to a conscience vote and it will go through anyway.

- Rudd is just a smarmy git who is completely full of himself and throws out these ridiculously stupid promises (e.g. moving the naval base from Garden Island)

- It was the Labor party that wanted to take funding away from universities; Liberals don't agree with that and Abbott has encouraged international students and domestic students to go overseas (mostly Asia). With (higher) education being the biggest service and 3rd largest export from Australia, Labor would have been a nightmare. Yes, university is expensive - that is what HECS is for.
User avatar #80 to #54 - richode (09/08/2013) [-]
the cost of living wouldn't have been any better under Rudd. Cost of living prices have already risen massively in the last 6 years via Labors **** ups.
User avatar #55 to #54 - freedomreturns (09/08/2013) [-]
Apparently the creators of Outlast also put him in the game as an ugly monster of some sort.
#56 to #55 - akirasatou ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
Yep. It looks just like him.

I shouldn't really say that any Australian's unintelligent for voting for him, both sides have their flaws. In a nutshell, Labor Party will keep everything and run the way they've always been running them (which will fail the economy eventually), and Liberals are just bags of **** that is cutting everything so our economy won't fail.
User avatar #52 to #47 - reginleif ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
nvm i read the above response.
User avatar #51 to #47 - reginleif ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
;/ well we have the problem of stupid politicians being elected in the US as well.

With our strong "states rights" culture here, the problem is exacerbated because the political cultures in each individual state is allowed to grown more polarized.

This leads to every state looking at every other state like THEY'RE the idiots.

Our congress, has a 10% approval rating, but a high approval rating of their "personal" representative.

So....what seems to be the problem in Aussieland? Did they cut the spider poison budget?
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