Today at work we had morning tea to farewell an employee. But, before getting to that, my boss (and business owner) told us that she had had several people ask her who they should vote for, and some who have not voted before and were confused, so she felt she should give us an idea of who the major players were so our votes could count, because if you don’t vote, or make a donkey vote, then you really don’t have the right to groan about what the government is doing…
She then proceeded to inform everyone about our 2 major parties, Liberal and Labor, and how as tax paying employed people, Labor really didn’t have much to offer as they really were more for people on welfare. She added, that our children and grand children will be paying off Labour’s $900 hand out (ahh… from 2009). Much better therefore to vote Liberal, even though Malcolm Turnbull seems to be playing it very quietly this election instead of telling everyone about all of their great policies.
Oh, and she can’t believe Labor have been allowed to continue their “Medi-Scare” campaign, because it’s all utter rubbish. After all, the only real change that was being considered wouldn’t have affected anyone - Like, when you go to the doctor and pay him $40, and then the government pays him some money as well - it’s just that part that the Liberals wanted to change.
So, it was about then that my tongue fell onto the floor after I bit it off…
I intend to go in tomorrow and try to suggest to as many youngsters as possible to try out the Vote Compass (ABC). At least then they can make an educated choice… though, after finally saying goodbye to my co-worker, my boss then invited anyone who wanted to vote to go with her husband, who was heading off to the pre-poll booth.