Re: Can Aussie pollies do anything right?
I think you'll find the liberal party are running the country like a business. Trying to spend the least amount of money on the least amount of stuff they can get away with for short term profit.
The government however should be trying to do what is best for the people. They should be prepared to spend money to keep the economy moving.
Those who I know who work in Parliament are some of the hardest working people I know - you just wouldnt know it! The media is very selective on what it reports and heaps more goes on than most people know about. Huge documents are researched and picked apart and negotiated on very limited timeframes, and they need to balance all the different groups trying to influence them different directions.
Then they need to go in to damage control mode when the media runs an unfair one sided over simplification on every subject thinking they can summerise 800 pages of complexity in 1 headline. If that was possible Im sure the results we see would be a lot better! Its horrible work/life balance.
The oversimplification of politics in the media is really unfortunate as it has a huge effect on what people think.