Jimbo gets off to a flying start

Labor’s new Treasury spokesman – what happened to Shadow Treasurer, I say – gets off to a flying start with this proposition in today’s The Australian:

Ours will be a positive vision, as we go about reclaiming Labor’s rightful place as the party of aspiration and the suburbs.

It was the best joke of the morning: aspiration? suburbs?  Labor doesn’t have a clue on these topics.

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13 Responses to Jimbo gets off to a flying start

  1. stackja

    Reclaiming inner city suburbs from Greens?

  2. Roger

    Ours will be a positive vision, as we go about reclaiming Labor’s rightful place as the party of aspiration and the suburbs.

    Great!

    Pass the tax cuts, stop subsidising the wacky Left with the taxes of aspirational workers & cut the budget of the ABC that nobody in the suburbs watches because it delights in gobbing spit in their faces at every opportunity.

    No, didn’t think you would.

  3. Tim Neilson

    Because nothing says “aspirational” like a minimum 30% tax rate on self-funded retirees who have invested in Australian businesses.

  4. Politics 101: Claim your opponent’s perceived strength as your own.

  5. Roger

    Politics 101: Claim your opponent’s perceived strength as your own.

    Mmm…yes; worked out well the last time, when Kevin Rudd claimed he was a fiscal conservative.

    Fool me once…

  6. Tony Tea

    Roger, that is precisely who I was thinking of.

  7. RobK

    Ours will be a positive vision,….
    Never mind the vision, find some credible policies that dont rely on a doomsday altar derived from faulty model projections and require wholesale infrastructure experiments devised by non practitioners in the craft. Dont turn your back on coal, embrace nukes and set RE free to do as it pleases.
    That’s a start.

  8. RobK

    ….reclaiming Labor’s rightful place ……
    Oh. Dear. Entitlement?

  9. Percy Popinjay

    Latham used to bang on about “aspirationals” back when he was labore leader.

  10. Shy Ted

    If that doesn’t get him an AO I don’t know what will.

  11. Squirrel

    If the recent past is a guide to the future, “aspiration” will mean open-ended federal funding to enable the children of the labouring masses to get Masters degrees in baristaology and call centre semiotics.

    As to the suburbs, the offerings from Albanese Labor will likely boil down to more schemes to subsidise the home renewable energy frolics of virtue-signalling twits, and the east coast Very Fast Train idiocy to create the mirage of affordable housing for people who aren’t well-heeled and don’t want to bring their kids up in a jerry-built high-rise dog box.

  12. Crossie

    reclaiming Labor’s rightful place as the party of aspiration and the suburbs.

    How? By raising further the price of electricity? Making car ownership unaffordable? Instituting permanent water rationing because new dams are verboten?

  13. nb

    Aspiration is what you do to produce carbon dioxide.
    Inner suburbs are places where greens live.
    Outer suburbs are full of criminal gangs that aren’t.

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