Saturday, August 27, 2011

Top 50 ALP Lemons


 1.. Carbon Tax - "There will be no carbon tax under the Government I
lead."

 2.. NBN - $50 billion but no cost-benefit analysis

 3.. Building the Education Revolution - The school halls fiasco

 4.. Home Insulation Plan (Pink Batts) - Dumped

 5. Citizens Assembly - Dumped

 6.. Cash for Clunkers - Dumped

 7.. Hospital Reform - Nothing

 8.. Digital set-top boxes - Cheaper at Harvey Norman

 9.. Emissions Trading Scheme - Abandoned

 10. Mining Tax - Continuing uncertainty for our miners

 11. Livestock export ban to Indonesia - Over-reaction

 12. Detention Centres - Riots & cost blow-outs

 13. East Timor 'solution' - Announced before agreed

 14. Malaysia 'solution' - Only just agreed

 15. Manus Island 'solution' - On the back burner

 16.. Computers in Schools - $1.4 billion blow out; less than half
delivered

 17. Cutting Red Tape - 12,835 new regulations, only 58 repealed

 18. Asia Pacific Community - Another expensive Rudd frolic. Going
nowhere

 19. Green Loans Program - Abandoned. Only 3.5% of promised loans
delivered

 20. Solar Homes & Communities plan - Shut down after $534 million blow
out

 21. Green Car Innovation Fund - Abandoned

 22. Solar Credits Scheme - Scaled back

 23. Green Start Program - Scrapped

 24. Retooling for Climate Change Program - Abolished

 25. Childcare Centres - Abandoned. 260 promised, only 38 delivered

 26. Take a "meat axe"' to the Public Service - 24,000 more public
servants

 27. Murray Darling Basin Plan - back to the drawing board

 28. 2020 Summit - Meaningless talk fest

 29. Tax Summit - Deferred and downgraded

 30. Population Policy - Sets no targets

 31. Fuel Watch - Abandoned

 32. Grocery Choice - Abandoned

 33. $900 Stimulus cheques - Sent to dead people and overseas residents

 34. Foreign Policy - In turmoil with Rudd running riot

 35. National Schools Solar Program - Closing two years early

 36. Solar Hot Water Rebate - Abandoned

 37. Oceanic Viking - Caved in

 38. GP Super Clinics - 64 promised, only 11 operational

 39. Defence Family Healthcare Clinics - 12 promised, none delivered

 40. Trade Training Centres - 2650 promised, 70 operational

 41. Bid for UN Security Council seat - An expensive Rudd frolic

 42.. MySchool Website - Revamped but problems continue

 43. National Curriculum - States in uproar

 44. Small Business Superannuation Clearing House - 99% of small
businesses reject it

 45. Indigenous Housing Program - way behind schedule

 46. Rudd Bank - Went nowhere

 47. Using cheap Chinese fabrics for Defence uniforms - Ditched

 48. Innovation Ambassadors Program - junked

 49. Six Submarines - none operational

 50. Debt limit to be increased to $250 billion - to pay for all of
this and much more

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