Policies or Bribes?8 March 2011
New South Wales goes to the polls at the end of the month. It’s difficult to know who to vote for – the incompetent or the useless? Take your choice.
Along with many here, I’ve noticed in the 8 years I’ve lived in NSW, the Liberal party (in opposition) never reveal any of their policies. They just tell us what the Government (the Labour party) is doing wrong . . . as if we couldn’t actually work that out for ourselves.
But in the last few days, Barry O’Farrell (leader of the Liberal party) has actually revealed some of his plans. I accidentally caught him on a party political broadcast this evening. But are these policies? Or just bribes?
One of his pronouncements was that there would be reduced driving licence renewal fees for safe drivers. Why? Is this going to make the roads safer? Are safe drivers not renewing currently because of the cost? This seems a very strange policy. But maybe because it’s not a policy at all . . . it’s nothing but a bribe. The renewal fee for a 5 year NSW drivers’ licence is $153. Are they planning to give it to us at half price? I feel pretty insulted that anyone would think that a bribe of $25 a year would get them my vote.
I think I’ll cast my vote for the person who stands outside the polling station doling out cash to all voters. At least I’ll admire their honesty.
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