What Tom Elliott would like to see in this election campaign
3AW Drive presenter Tom Elliott says he’s unhappy with the way both major parties are trying to “buy our vote”.
It comes after Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese promised to tip-in $2 billion of federal funds into the state government’s Suburban Rail Loop.
The total cost of that infrastructure project is expected to be between $50 billion and $100 billion.
“I was reading the Financial Review today, and page after page after page, the Liberals have found a $1 billion for this, and Labor has found $2 billion for that,” he said on 3AW Drive.
“We all know that money either comes out of our pockets in the form of taxation, or it is borrowed on our behalf, and on which in the future we will have to pay interest.
“So it’s just our money being given back to us, and often spent on things that don’t necessarily make sense.
“What if one of the parties was brave enough to say ‘you know what – we are not going to spend all this money, we are not going to try and buy your vote, we are going to be sensible with your money, we are going to balance the books – which no-one has done for quite a few years now – and we think it will be a good thing, because all of you at home do the same thing with your money.
“Maybe that would actually win a few votes.”
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