LETTER: Fanciful promises
ONE has to take Labor's promises with a pinch of salt as they in the main are unfunded, or to be paid over a period that stretches into the far beyond.
Shorten is going to build all submarines using Australian steel in SA.
Yeah, in six years Labor didn't build a single boat, not a tinnie, not a bathtub.
He is going to tax super, he is going to finance all medical procedures including pathology and a host of all kinds of goodies.
As an example of their schools policy they plan to fund $48 billion of the $71 billion over, not one year, not two or five but over 10 years.
Not even the most qualified economist can predict over that long a period.
So Bowen and Shorten are blowing smoke rings if they want voters to believe them, but the gullible will.
They say funds will come from a declining tobacco tax, super taxes, multinational taxes and other vague sources and at the end of the day few of their promises will be fulfilled and in the Labor way increased borrowings and taxes.
Another scene from "Carry on Minister" is about to be launched on us.