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15 Sep, 6 tweets, 3 min read
So I see we’re having a debate about future economic directions… Here are a few points for #ScottyFromMarketing to reflect on… Thread
Early this year Cormann, Morrison’s Finance Minister, attacked our govt's stimulus package in the GFC, stating "We will not be pursuing a cash splash in the reckless Rudd-Gillard fashion, no,". Now they’ve adopted this same "reckless" strategy.
Remember our govt’s debt during the GFC was supposed to be "unsustainable", but under Morrison, it's five times the size of ours. #MorrisonsGiantDebtCon
As for Frydenberg’s attacks on budget deficits under our govt in the GFC, these are now 6 times higher under Morrison and Frydenberg than under us.
The Liberal Party, supported by the Murdoch Party, have radically exceeded our govt on stimulus, debt and deficit. Yet we actually kept Australia out of recession. And they failed to do so. So much for them being the "responsible economic managers".
So now the strategy from #ScottyFromMarketing is... wait for it... blame Labor again, this time for the recession. Only now it’s Dan Andrews’ Government. The Morrison Govt are rolled gold economic frauds. Only kept in office by Murdoch’s Liberal Party protection racket.

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A case study of the Murdoch method: How lies are used to manipulate the truth. Remember this racist, sexist cartoon from the @australian that derided US Vice-Presidential candidate @KamalaHarris as a "little brown girl"? THREAD
Amid global outrage at this cartoon, Murdoch editor Chris (I'm not a racist) Dore demanded his staff step up to defend his appalling decision to publish it. So who stepped up? None other than Murdoch "journalist" Chris (veteran Liberal Party staffer) Kenny! 2/8
The central premise of Kenny's argument is simply untrue. He says Joe Biden "openly and proudly imposed criteria that his vice-presidential running mate would be a woman of colour" and selected Harris on "publicly stated race and gender criteria". Lies. 3/8
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What a bullshit allegation by Murdoch’s #CourierFail. They claim @jackietrad personally overruled “all the expert advice” to approve the new @CrossRiverRail station at Boggo Road. This claim is wrong on every level. THREAD
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Given the collapse in job vacancies and appalling news from @Qantas, it’s time for Morrison & Frydenberg to come clean with the Australian people on our economy’s future given a rapidly approaching cliff – that is, the scheduled wind-back of JobKeeper & JobSeeker. 1/4
It’s time for Phase 2 of the economic recovery - an infrastructure strategy to plug the economic gap and invest in Australia’s future. This is what we did during the GFC when we invested almost $50 billion. It's time to recommence that build, Scotty, in the national interest. 2/4
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Right on cue, and as predicted, the Murdoch Mafia mobilises its protection racket to distract from questions about their reckless abuse of Western intelligence agencies to help get Trump re-elected. All because I dared to ask these 5 questions… THREAD theguardian.com/media/2020/may…
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TWO: Is it actually a Five Eyes product as claimed by Murdoch’s Australian, FoxNews & Paul Murray (a notorious, public Trump sycophant)? Or is it from the Trump Admin's political wing? Other Murdoch reports cite “concerned western governments” as source, whatever that means…
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