The Left Press is now hyperventilating about the possibility of an early election due to a popular budget and it only demonstrates its anti-Abbott woolly thinking. Unless you listen to fools like Hartcher of the SMH, an early election is not an option for the Coalition for the simple reason that the current Senate rabble would remain in place. And Abbott already commands a healthy majority in the House. 

An early election would not only be an exercise in futility, it would be an own goal.

The dreadful dross that snaffled six year Senate terms on preference anomalies in the 2013 election would remain, with the possibility of a separate, out-of-sync Senate election if a double dissolution was not called for. A potential disaster for the Coalition.

A trigger for a double dissolution already exists and maybe Abbott is testing the rabble’s resolve in preventing the Coalition governing. But a DD is an equally impossible scenario, it’s too late now, and halved quotas would mean even more Lambies and Lazaruses.

Hockey’s small business budget, along with lower interest rates, will result in a rapid increase in employment, an increase in the tax take, and if the ore price continues to recover and a return to surplus is nailed down for 2020, an election budget in 2016 looks certain to give the Coalition another term at least.

So the Left media can continue to stupidly promote that this budget is an early election budget and that Morrison is chasing Hockey’s job and that Turnbull is chasing Abbott’s.

Shorten and the Greens can continue with their unintelligible gibberish, but the bottom line is that this is a growth budget that dovetails perfectly into a normal 2016 election.

Forget the polls, they are notoriously misleading, and mid-term they mean absolutely bugger all.

Abbott may refuse to rule out an early election but that’s no more than a ruse. His best bet now is to aim for a normal 2016 election.

Oh, and hope that Shorten isn't replaced.

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stinker
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stinker

The ABC will do anything to kill off Abbott.

Grimes
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Grimes

Hey Larry, have you missed it Short One is having hair fusion done across the front of his hair line. Make a great toon with mixed root veggies growing there instead of hair, carrot, parsnips, swedes, etc

baseballbob
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baseballbob

Was it 40% GG? Fantastic news…I missed that part [but 100% would have been better, lol]

baseballbob
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baseballbob

100%…just had my 1st run in with Sparky [the latest hacker], but I am back & agree with u Marigold & others. I tend to see what is happening in Canada, with regard to the Islamic jihad & other matters, they are very similar to us in many ways in this struggle. Pamela Geller & Geert Wilders I am sure we are all aware of now. See u at a Reclaim Rally no doubt…

baseballbob
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baseballbob

Whoever this ‘horse’ is, odds on it now looks like Sparky…my pal who hacked my a/c 3 days ago. Good on ya’ cobber! Freedom of speech is alive & well…

baseballbob
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baseballbob

Absolutely RossB, bring it on. They are certainly more deserving [oh, but wait, I’m being a racist, neo-Nazi bigot for saying so, lol] than those who would foment Jihad & cut off our heads, after accepting our friendly welcome…taqqiya anyone?

baseballbob
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baseballbob

None of the ‘Labor elite’ [Julia anyone?] have ever had a real job or [Allah forbid!!] been self-employed, or in a small business in their miserable lives.

baseballbob
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baseballbob

Unbelievable!

Adamecowarrior
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Adamecowarrior

Labor and its followers short attention span should mean Shorten will be with us til the 2016 election all things being considered.

BwanaNeusi
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BwanaNeusi

Being a good union man, he should know a boilermaker’s handshake when he is grasped between the legs.
Oh… Wait a minute! He has never worked on the factory floor, for that matter, he has never really worked has he?

emkay
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emkay

you mean, caught out again!

theos
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theos

Double-dipping by the ABC/SBS and the Public Service is theft from the Australian Taxpayer and should be remedied by the Government on a retrospective basis because those working the scam knew what they were doing.

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

To hell with Johnnie Depp. Another Hollywood punk who thinks he is bigger than Australia. ALL counties have strict quarantine laws for a very good reason. HE ARROGANTLY THINKS HE IS DIFFERENT TO EVERYBODY ELSE.

PietdeGroot
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PietdeGroot

Why does the Govt not call them out for goodness sake?

PietdeGroot
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PietdeGroot

The hooha about the double dipping. The ONLY two major bodies that have a generous PPL scheme are the ABC/SBS and The Public Service. Their members are enjoying their PPL then taking the Govt offer as well to augment their income. Once again it is the employees of the Public Service and ABC/SBSD that are double dipping. The greedy bastards.

theos
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theos

The Australian Taxpayer should not be funding $100,000 university degrees. What ever that $8.43 GP tax is, its is small price to pay for medical advice, one-third of a packet cigs. As for the 80billion tax cuts, if krudd/juliar had acted with fiscal responsibility they would have been un-necessary.

theos
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theos

keep your bluster for some one who cares

Brendo
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Brendo

The entire Labour Party are greedy lying scum. They put their own personal interests in front of the nation and its needs. They don’t care for anyone but their own party c/w their union thug mates. The would not know of honesty or decency even if it bit them on the arse. Shorten is a yet to be convicted rapist, Plibersec is pure evil with a convicted Drug dealer as a husband. Wong cost Australia billions with a zero result. And the rest of them are even worse. They are the most pathetic group of clueless, useless liars to ever… Read more »

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

Greebo the Green. Instead of spending your day crunched over a keyboard in Sussex Street, why don’t you try working instead of being a not very smart parasite. You might even enjoy turning your brain on instead of just writing nonsense waiting for your dole chequestions to arrive.

Oigle
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Oigle

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it..”

— A l Gore

theos
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theos

there is no justification for the Australian taxpayer to subsidise either the ABC or SBS in these times.

eaglem
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eaglem

Sounds like you’re talking about Luke Simpkins…………

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

Lucky our students aren’t in the US .A good college degree is z $250,,000. HEALTH AND education are State responsibilities. That is why labor premiers alway rant “Canberra, Canberra , Canberra “. Get Up Galahs are now ranting and raving because their feathers have been plucked and the sun is shining on what passes for a brain.

BloodyAmazed
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BloodyAmazed

Then they can discuss “impordin madders” like same sex marraige?

BloodyAmazed
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BloodyAmazed

Greebo, just go back to your Getup hideout and blow another bong. Leave us adults alone.

Brendo
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Brendo

The LNP Budget has solidified the country and proven without any doubt that the LNP are the only option. The Labour/Greens/PUP/So-called Independents have completely destroyed Australia. (They obviously Hate the place and all of us.) The LNP have4 stopped the arse-wipes on boats, Deleted the Carbon & Mining Tax crap. The LNP are decent dedicated team with a passion for Australia and everything Australian. This could never be said for Labour/Greens/PUP/Independents. I believe that the LNP should go extra hard on all Unions by audits and Taxation. & Change our voting system by removing preferential voting and make it whom… Read more »

2bits
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2bits

Greebo…your in denial. brown people don’t like themselves, they don’t like people of other religions, sects, castes, or nationalities and they don’t like women. Haven’t you noticed where the most violent places are on this world. They have no intention of living peacefully or co-existing with others.

Albert
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Albert

Seems to me LNP delivered a ”labor” budget and Shorten will be flat out to change the government. Looks like a master stroke by the Abbott government

alio
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alio

The Libs greatest asset. “Oh, and hope that Shorten isn’t replaced”.

coops
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coops

What ! your MP replied “Well I have not seen any around here” — Thats disgusting LP

reallyannoyed
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reallyannoyed

Have you got it Greebo, muslims have made themselves unwelcome & unwanted in this Country. They have done it to themselves, not us.

GlemSnotbrook
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GlemSnotbrook

Will the Conservative government’s attitude to the BBC rub off on TA? Will the inquiry into halal extortion produce worthwhile results? Will TA tell the UN to piss off? Will I buy a lottery ticket today?

2bits
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2bits

Greebo….why do I and the other taxpayers have to subsidise people smugglers and corrupt Indonesian officials ? There are correct channels to go through for asylum seekers or intending migrants. Telling lies is an accepted practice in Islam, so that is the case when these people throw away their forged passports on arrival here.

mcj
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mcj

The fact that they keep trying to hack it, means that it is a very effective forum.

Shotgun
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Shotgun

To make it simple for you Greebo, yes it is because he is a Christian. That strange sort of people who don’t want to go around chopping off people’s heads. Got it?

@screwedtenancy
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@screwedtenancy

Today we had an Indian customer come in, wearing his turban and all. Before dealing with us, he made sure we were not Arabs. He said outright he doesn’t trust Lebanese people and refuses to deal with them. People are now hazard assessing their suppliers before dealing with them.