Donald Trump, first orange US President Page 1674

    Next Last
  • Jono62 22 Feb 2021 21:56:39 26,501 posts
    Seen 52 minutes ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    It's Ted Cruz. What do you think?
    They don't called him honest Ted Cruz for nothing.
  • DaM 23 Feb 2021 10:54:58 17,628 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 19 years ago
    Rodney wrote:
    It’s just his government has completely captured the media which is overwhelmingly owned by Murdoch and favourable to his government.
    This is totally the reason isn't it? Demurdochracy in action.
  • Rodney 23 Feb 2021 12:14:22 4,903 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    There was a little microcosm of this problem last week when Morrison gave a speech to the press club.

    One of the journalists asked Morrison whether he would do anything about a back bencher spreading anti vax conspiracy theories online. Morrison deflected the question by joking “well, he isn’t my doctor”, and the room full of journalists just laughed and didn’t ask any follow up questions.

    The fact that the PM failed to condemn his own party members spreading dangerous misinformation was just shrugged away with a shit joke.

    Edited by Rodney at 12:14:54 23-02-2021
  • Rodney 23 Feb 2021 12:17:40 4,903 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Another example of him being vile, he developed a scheme that used a flawed methodology for calculating wellfare overpayments and incorrectly classified hundreds of thousands of people as debtors

    The scheme shifted the burden of proof onto the welfare recipients so they had to provide bank statements and payslips going back 7 years to dispute their debt which in many cases was literally impossible. Morrison had legal advice at the time saying the debt calculation method was inaccurate and the scheme was illegal.

    Despite this Morrison threatened wellfare recipients with prison if they didn’t repay the debt, and sold the debt onto disreputable debt collection companies.

    The government lost a large class action over the whole thing last year, and had to pay out over $1 billion, but the damage was already done. It literally drove some people to suicide.

    Following the class action, almost none of the coverage linked the scheme to Morrison despite him being the responsible Minister at the time, and then it was completely forgotten from the news cycle within a couple days. No one even mentions it now.

    More recently it emerged that one of Morrison’s COVID relief schemes was massively rorted by large corporations, who accept government relief payments while reporting record profits and executive/shareholder payments. Morrison’s response was “I’m not into the politics of envy, if some of those companies want to give the money back then fine. Good for them”.

    He is honestly so much worse than Boris.
  • Rodney 23 Feb 2021 12:19:58 4,903 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Maybe we need a Scott Morrison thread that I can just rant in at anyone who will listen.
  • TechnoHippy 23 Feb 2021 14:47:01 18,533 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 17 years ago
    We're listening.
  • Next Last
Sign in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.