The new poor my arse

Tony Abbott:

The next Coalition government will build on the Howard legacy of reducing personal income taxes for everyone and especially delivering a fair go for middle income families with children.

As I said in my maiden speech and have been repeating ever since, middle income families with children are Australia’s new poor.

Mate, Australia’s middle income families with children live in horrible monstrosities like this one out in the west of Sydney.

They’re not poor, Tony. They’re middle income families in one of the wealthiest nations on earth.

Here is a picture of the neighbourhood of Australia’s new poor. Funnily enough, they’re Australia’s old poor too. They never went away, you know.

NYC Albums Are Up

I’ve finally gotten around to uploading most of the pictures from our trip. No photos of people, but I might put a few of those on Facebook later. Click the pictures to get to the album. Enjoy! đŸ™‚

First day – wandering around the place
Empire State Building

Brooklyn & Coney
Abandoned Ride, Coney Island

The view from the top of 30 Rock
Central Park from 30 Rock

Central Park & the Zoo
Across the Lake

The Guggenheim, and Otto’s Shrunken Head
The Guggenheim

Wandering about downtown
Why? Dunno

A few pics from Williamsburg
Brooklyn Bowl

A jaunt around Brooklyn
The El @ Brooklyn

A trip on the ferry to Staten Island, then a trip on the aerial tram to Roosevelt Island
Down Roosevelt Island

A visit to just a tiny bit of the ridiculously huge Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Small Hallway

Scooting around on our last full day
From East River State Park