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Peter Costello disses Howard, claims credit, and rewrites history
Virtuoso 
10/9/08 12:16:27 AM
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Former treasurer Peter Costello launches a strong assault on John Howard's political legacy in his soon-to-be published memoirs, according to news.com.au.

In the book, Costello claims responsibility for the big economic reforms of the Howard government, which brought in what he describes as a "golden age of prosperity". The GST and the 2006 superannuation reforms are named as two of his proudest achievements.

And he reckons he might have won last year's election by "neutering" Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's youthful image.

Costello also restates his allegations that he was misled a half dozen times over a leadership handover from Howard.

Peter Perfect claims the Coalition bungled three key challenges - reconciliation, a republic and the rise of Hansonism.

But these were, of course, Howard's fault.

So, in summary, everything good that happened in the past decade was Costello's work, and everything bad was Howard's fault, and Costello could have won the election Howard lost.

I'll scour the pages and see if I can find a chapter in which he also invents the Internet.

Respect -1

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24322416-952,00.html

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mm80x 
10/9/08 12:19:01 AM
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Virt = Howard?

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Ihsan 
10/9/08 12:21:49 AM
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Quote by Virtuoso
Peter Perfect claims the Coalition bungled three key challenges - reconciliation, a republic and the rise of Hansonism.



For some reason I now seem to be having thoughts of Pauline Hanson running around singing Mmmmm Boop.

I'm not going to be able to sleep for a month now...

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Dany Williams 
10/9/08 12:25:11 AM
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stupid people like costello and howard always think that they are the best, no matter what. If he was so good why didn't he do more then just bitch about it after the fact.

I hope the book busts big time.

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Virtuoso 
10/9/08 12:27:04 AM
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I reckon the election result would have been closer, but Costello's close personal support for WorkChoiceLess still would have lost him the election.

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Kimmo 
10/9/08 12:28:20 AM
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Quote by mm80x
Virt = Howard?

Oh, my sides

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Outcast_Aussie 
10/9/08 12:29:39 AM
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GST (VAT here) is something to be proud of ?

Lets break it down.....

Raw material extracted --Taxed (Company AND employees)
Raw material fabbed == Taxed ( Company AND employees) (how many different components in a car supplied by different co's)
Transported to point of sale --Taxed ( Company AND employees)
Dealer sale Taxed

Along you come to buy product - already taxed on YOUR earnings

Joe Politician ...
"Hey, I got a great idea.. Lets implement a "Take the Piss tax" just so Joe Public understands in every way imaginable that we ARE taking the piss out of them.

We'll call it

GST (or VAT here)"

What a champion idea.. I'll vote that twat in for sure.




Edited by Outcast_Aussie: 10/9/2008 12:31:37 AM

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Dany Williams 
10/9/08 12:34:08 AM
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Quote by Outcast_Aussie
GST (VAT here) is something to be proud of ?

Lets break it down.....

Raw material extracted --Taxed (Company AND employees)
Raw material fabbed == Taxed ( Company AND employees) (how many different components in a car supplied by different co's)
Transported to point of sale --Taxed ( Company AND employees)
Dealer sale Taxed

Along you come to buy product - already taxed on YOUR earnings

Joe Politician ...
"Hey, I got a great idea.. Lets implement a "Take the Piss tax" just so Joe Public understands in every way imaginable that we ARE taking the piss out of them.

We'll call it

GST (or VAT here)"

What a champion idea.. I'll vote that twat in for sure.




Edited by Outcast_Aussie: 10/9/2008 12:31:37 AM



+2 on that one, we have too many taxes here in australia, the feds, states and locals get more then enough money from us. They could at least give some back to the poor people like me.

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Electra 
10/9/08 12:53:49 AM
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Quote by Virtuoso
I reckon the election result would have been closer, but Costello's close personal support for WorkChoiceLess still would have lost him the election.


Does he make any mention of the four previous elections which he had no hope of winning either?

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TheManFromPOST 
10/9/08 2:57:40 AM
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Virt, and you are surprised?

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Disco 
10/9/08 3:01:14 AM
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Quote by Outcast_Aussie
GST (VAT here) is something to be proud of ?


It's by no means perfect, but the GST is a shit of a lot better than the absolute tangled mess we had before.

Personally, I might hold judgement till I actually see something more of it. He has *some* valid points about Howard, and the text itself may not be quite as evangelical as the newsfeeds sound.

Or it might be. Whatever :P


Edited by Disco: 10/9/2008 3:02:54 AM

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erolit 
10/9/08 3:16:32 AM
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Quote by Disco

It's by no means perfect, but the GST is a shit of a lot better than the absolute tangled mess we had before.



+1

That is all.

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Fragasaurus 
10/9/08 4:41:41 AM
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Quote by Outcast_Aussie
GST (VAT here) is something to be proud of ?

Lets break it down.....

Raw material extracted --Taxed (Company AND employees)
Raw material fabbed == Taxed ( Company AND employees) (how many different components in a car supplied by different co's)
Transported to point of sale --Taxed ( Company AND employees)
Dealer sale Taxed

Along you come to buy product - already taxed on YOUR earnings

Joe Politician ...
"Hey, I got a great idea.. Lets implement a "Take the Piss tax" just so Joe Public understands in every way imaginable that we ARE taking the piss out of them.

We'll call it

GST (or VAT here)"

What a champion idea.. I'll vote that twat in for sure.



Australia did.

I believe Howard declared he had a MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE!!!110ne1

He then proceded to fuck Australia up it's man date. The Democrats held the camera while Meg Lees lit up the book burning bbq for supper afterwards.

A GST on books is a crime against learning. As if our kids haven't got enough obstacles to get past...




Edited by Fragasaurus: 10/9/2008 04:42:47 AM

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pappes 
10/9/08 8:20:01 AM
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Peter Costello accidentally a Prime Minister? A WHOLE PRIME MINISTER?

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Gharphield 
10/9/08 9:07:58 AM
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He's just playing the game :\ sadly.

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