Sunday, March 3, 2013

The 18 broken promises of Rooty Hill



Ten days before the last Federal Election, Julia Gillard visited Rooty Hill and spoke to the people of Western Sydney about the promises she said were “at the heart of this election campaign”.
Two and a half years later, Julia Gillard is back in Western Sydney and she needs to explain how she got it so wrong!
As the people of Western Sydney already know, Julia Gillard says one thing before an election and then does another thing after it. Julia Gillard needs to apologise to the people of Western Sydney for the 18 promises she made in Rooty Hill and then broke.

Julia Gillard promised to consult on climate change and instead delivered a carbon tax.
Julia Gillard guaranteed a budget surplus and instead delivered more huge deficits.
Julia Gillard promised less debt and now we have a record $160 billion in net debt.
Julia Gillard promised jobs and national unemployment is now 60,000 higher than when she made the speech.
Julia Gillard promised to cut company tax. After the election, she scrapped the tax cut.
Julia Gillard promised to give an early company tax cut to small business and she scrapped that tax cut too.
Julia Gillard promised to give $2.1 billion for a transport link in Western Sydney (the Epping to Parramatta rail link) and now won’t provide the money for transport in Sydney.
Julia Gillard promised to build an NBN – over two years later, hardly anyone in Western Sydney has it and no one knows when it will be finished or what it will cost.
Julia Gillard promised to build 2650 Trades Training Centres in Schools – and 2409 of them have not been built.
Julia Gillard promised cash rewards for schools that improve and has not yet paid a cent.
Julia Gillard promised to keep giving children in schools computers and has since walked away from the computers in schools program.
Julia Gillard promised to introduce a mining tax to help pay for a company tax cut. The mining tax and the company tax cut are now in tatters.
Julia Gillard promised to pay bonuses to good school teachers. Not a cent has yet been paid to teachers.
Julia Gillard promised an automatic tax deduction of $1000. Another broken promise.
Julia Gillard promised to ease cost of living pressures on Western Sydney households and instead introduced a carbon tax and cut the private health insurance rebate.
Julia Gillard promised more money in your superannuation and instead has taken out $8 billion in Labor super taxes.
Julia Gillard promised to build more GP super clinics. She’s delivered only one of the 28 promised.
Julia Gillard said she was cutting waiting list times, but instead they have increased.
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The 18 broken promises of Rooty Hill 

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