• I fear for our nation. Nearly half of our people receive a government subsidy. We have debased our currency to the point that loyal citizens no longer trust it. – Roman Senator

Broadband politics

Well this comes as a shock:

THE government has been accused of cynically using the National Broadband Network and the GP super clinics program to sandbag marginal seats.

The accusation came after Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan yesterday travelled to Townsville to launch construction of the NBN on the mainland in the ultra-marginal electorate of Herbert -- one of several marginal seats that benefit from the early rollout.