The lucky stroke crippled me and gave me a new life. Now I'm just unbelievably good looking and modest. Always turn a little to the left.
24 May 2012
WHY ARE WE MISERABLE--SPIN DOCTORS AND POLITICIANS KEEP TELLING US HOW BAD IT IS!
May 18, 2012
OPINION:EDITED by S w t read 24/5/2012
WE ARE BEING BEATEN AROUND THE HEAD BY THE COALITION AND SHOCK JOCKS.
THEY TELL US EVERY FIVE MINUTES HOW BAD OF WE ARE.
THIS IS STILL THE LUCKY COUNTRY
THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE COMPLAIN!
I've figured it out. I've figured out how Australia's economic vital signs can be so good - low joblessness, low inflation, trend growth - and yet Australians can remain so resolutely miserable.
Consumer confidence figures out this week confirm Australian consumers remain in the doldrums, with sentiment lifting just 0.8 per cent to remain below its historical average, despite a supersized interest rate cut and a federal budget promising goodies for middle- and low-income families.
A separate survey by Boston Consulting Group found sentiment in Australia ranks even lower than that of some crisis-torn and debt-riddled European countries.
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There can be only one answer: we are, as a nation, chucking a full-on, all-screaming, all-door-slamming teenage temper tantrum or misinformation.
The Australian economy is now in its 20th year of consecutive growth. Anyone aged about 40 or less has pretty much never experienced a recession, or at least the humiliating experience of trying to find a job during one.
The consequence is we have grown complacent. We've either forgotten, or have never known, how hard it can get.
We are spoilt and the world looks on with envy.
Listen to the radio or read the newspapers or listen to the Coalition and you would think they are describing Greece, they are doing us average Australians a disservice and creating unwarranted fear in the community.
Ethics seem to have been done away with in favour of fear creation.
Retailers are complaining of low sales, can't they see that this constant knocking of Australia has demoralized the people, no wonder they are not spending as much, they've been scared whittles.
Congratulations shock jocks and the Coalition, you've stopped people from spending, what a great result, you scored a political points though, so it must be okay.
N0, No, No, you forget, we are talking about people, your people, don't you care, life's not all about politics!