February 20, 2006

US Australia meaner under Dubya Howard.

It's not just the US that's become a nastier place to live since the mid-1990s, according to a new poll in Australia:

Aussie PM John Howard

Howard receiving orders
from his US puppet master.
[Photographer unknown]

A survey of 1,000 voters has found half of them believe Australia has become a "meaner" country since John Howard was elected Prime Minister almost 10 years ago.

The Saulwick poll, published in today's Sydney Morning Herald, also found four-out-of-10 voters believe Australia has become a less fair society under the Coalition Government.

The survey gives the Prime Minister an 81 per cent disapproval rating on environment issues, 73 per cent disapprove of the Government's handling of health and 67 per cent are unhappy with the state of federal education.

If Australians dislike Howard's policie so much, why do they keep returning his Liberal/National party government to power?

It's the economy, stupid. The Sydney Morning Herald's longer article on the poll here explains why the state of Aussies' pocketbooks seems to outweigh almost every other issue.

Via ABC News [Australia].

Posted by Magpie at February 20, 2006 11:21 AM | International | Technorati links |

Bush isn't a puppet master, he's a vector.

Posted by: Eli Stephens at February 20, 2006 04:30 PM