Who dodged a bullet?

Andrew Leigh tweets quoting Tanya Plibersek:

That seems very heartless: The 177,500 people who lost their jobs between November 2007 and June 2009 didn’t dodge any bullets. Neither did the 201,200 who lost their jobs between November 2007 and September 2013.

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37 Responses to Who dodged a bullet?

  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Exactly! The injured are freely scattered around, everywhere, from this particular inability to fly (Swans don’t fly too well, you know).

  2. stackja

    ALP MPs kept their jobs. Why should they worry.

  3. Andore Jr.

    Too busy dodging knives, that lot

  4. Rabz

    swanny’s new book, “The Good Fight”

    A more appropriate title for this riveting, fact laden tome would be: “Born to Run (out of other peoples’ money)”.

  5. Rabz

    ALP MPs kept their jobs

    A significant number of them were punted by the voters in 2010 and 2013.

  6. Dr Faustus

    There is an argument that the whole of Australia dodged a bullet when Gillard remained healthy enough to stay in the job while Swan was Deputy Prime Minister.

    It is similar to the argument that catching cholera is better than catching bubonic plague.

  7. goatjam

    “It is similar to the argument that catching cholera is better than catching bubonic plague.”

    Which one is Tony Abbott?

  8. john constantine

    you feel the regret of the shopping spree, when the credit card bills start arriving in the mail.

  9. Rabz

    Which one is Tony Abbott?

    Ebola.

  10. Dr. Sir Fred Lenin

    I have named the former secretary of the Soth Queensland Technical School Teachers Unions “book” Goose Flight it was written by a goose who took flight when kev was resurected. You have to pity the useless twit ,his unrequitted love for TLS.who chise the first bogan over him or emmo no wonder they are bitter and twisted.

  11. JC

    Is talking about Shane Wand’s book or Shane Wand himself?

  12. Aristogeiton

    Andrew “rat-eyes” Leigh is a donkey. Fuck knows why he’s so popular with our betters in the press gallery.

  13. Toiling Mass

    Tanya Plibersek is going to hell anyway.

    Like fire and brimstone, Plibbers makes it hell.

  14. JohnA

    The 177,500 people who lost their jobs between November 2007 and June 2009 didn’t dodge any bullets. Neither did the 201,200 who lost their jobs between November 2007 and September 2013.

    Hmm. My arithmetic skills having not completely deserted me in this age of calculators on mobile phones, I would say that the worst was in the Nov07-Jun09 period. The job losses from Jul09-Sep13 were a mere 23,700 for the four years…

  15. C.L.

    Ahahahahahaha.

    Wayne Swan’s book is called The Good Fight: Six Years, Two Prime Ministers and Staring down the Great Recession.

  16. ar

    The Good Fight – Or How We Got Rid Of All That Nasty Money

  17. Dr. Sir Fred Lenin

    Bullets? Bullest ? Shush Tan ,your islamofascist Centrelinkist voters might get ideas, they love shooting bullets as long as the other side dont shoot back.

  18. I am the Walrus, Koo Koo K'choo

    The 177,500 people who lost their jobs between November 2007 and June 2009 didn’t dodge any bullets. Neither did the 201,200 who lost their jobs between November 2007 and September 2013.

    Nor have the kids who can’t get jobs because Rudd, Gillard and Swan raised minimum wages and penalty rates.

    But none of them matter. What matters is that the Trades Union Party apparatchiks get to feel good about themselves.

    There are no adjectives sufficient to describe these appalling people.

  19. one old bruce

    Plibersek the pan-Slavist, who wants us to negotiate terms of our freedom with Putin?

    Oh yeah, she PM material dude. Pass the Vodka.

  20. jumpnmcar

    Oh yeah, she PM material dude. Pass the Vodka.

    If she were PM, would the ” first bloke ” get a travel visa with his criminal record ?

  21. egg_

    When Gillard called the long, slow, crippling election date, jobs were effectively frozen in Mining areas such as the Hunter Valley; added to that a depressed commodity market and IIRC it cost c. 3,000 jobs for quite some time.
    Thanks for nothing, misandrist; hope you’re wearing your pink tie/ribbon/whatevah with pride. /sarc

  22. Steve of Glasshouse

    They’re gonna need bigger seconds bins at the book stores..

  23. Real Deal

    The same Andrew Leigh who called Timothy McVeigh a Christian last week.

  24. JC

    It’s the same Andrew Leigh who says a little prayer to the original owners before making a speech. That one.

  25. egg_

    It’s the same Andrew Leigh who says a little prayer to the original owners before making a speech. That one.

    Overindulgence with the “rainbow serpent”?

  26. Andrew

    The job losses from Jul09-Sep13 were a mere 23,700 for the four years…

    Quite so.

    How did the unemployment data go in the US from the GFC lows? That’s right, from 10+ to about 6.5%. In fact, did so in every developed country outside the Carbonzone (us and the EUSSR). No other country was saying “our economy only got a little worse after mid 2009.” For our criminals, that was an achievement that ranked us the “envy of the world.”

  27. AH

    Typical of the outrageous lies we are accustomed to from Plibersek.

  28. stackja

    Rabz
    #1421014, posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

    ALP MPs kept their jobs

    A significant number of them were punted by the voters in 2010 and 2013.

    And went to work at ALP HQ? With MP pensions intact?

  29. Squirrel

    “Who dodged a bullet?” – certainly not those who lost their lives in the home-insulation disaster.

    All of those who (actually pay tax) will be dealing with the debt, for many years to come, may occasionally wonder whether a bullet was dodged, or just delayed.

  30. Shy Ted

    Watched Swannie at the National Press Club (not sure why I watched it). Still a legend I his own mind. Many references to the evil “Americanisation” of the economy. Not sure he knows Obama’s been in office for 6 years. Or the effects of same.

  31. Des Deskperson

    Wayne Swan: ‘A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to walk the high line through New York and on the side of an old brick building was a large advertisement which read ‘the French aristocracy never saw it coming either’.

    The crudest sort of sub-Marxist class-baiting and it’s also historically incorrect. As historian Alfred Cobban proved some decades ago, and as anyone who has even a passing interest in French history ought to know, things were actually getting better for the average Frog in the years leading up to the Revolution.

    And I wonder if the taxpayer funded his New York trip.

  32. Craig Mc

    Newsflash:

    Hell rejects Tanya Plibersek.

    “There’s only so much we can subject mortal sinners to”, says Satan.

  33. Yon Toad

    Plibersek is a mindless bint. She is to coherent thought as a brick is to flight.

  34. Tintarella di Luna

    Plibersek is a mindless bint. She is to coherent thought as a brick is to flight.

    The Solvenian Hag really is a piece of work, that wet-voiced creature knows exactly what she is, when the night is still and the thoughts crowd in she has nowhere to hide, Retribution awaits -

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    “Who dodged a bullet?” – certainly not those who lost their lives in the home-insulation disaster.

    Indeed I did find it passing strange thought that Greg Combet, champion of the dying Bernie Banton could not find his voice to speak up for these four dead young blokes who died on the job in a deadly project bound to be fatal because they didn’t care at jot for the industry and the lives they destroyed

  36. Lord Muck

    Plibersek – “I did but see her passing by, and I shall loathe her ’til I die.”

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