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BOB CARR'S RECORD AS NSW PREMIER
May 4th, 2012 at 7:06pm
 
It took a friend to remind me what a pile of dung BOB CARR was as NSW Premier.

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Normally I wouldn't bother wasting breath on this character but he seems to have a special hold on journalists and media despite his abhorrent record as Premier of New South Wales .
So strong is his influence that even arch conservative broadcaster Alan Jones bows to him. In a recent interview on Radio 2GB it was pathetic to listen to Jones and had he asked Bob Carr his favourite colour that would have been the toughest question put to him.
The Australian Labor Party has recently gifted Bob Carr with a Senate seat and no doubt he will soon be leader of the Federal Labor Party and Prime Minister of Australia if Julia Gillard slips much further in the polls, so maybe we should look at this character through the eyes of a NSW resident who has seen him in action.
1. Bob Carr was Premier of NSW during the greatest boom in property sales and prices, reaping extra dollars by the billion but the State was always broke and hundred's of demands to know where the money went have been brushed aside. We're still waiting for answers years after he ran away from office.
2. When Bob Carr took over as Premier of NSW the state was the first choice for all new businesses to settle thanks to the hard work put in by both Nick Greiner and John Fahey. Within a few months of Carr taking the reins this flow of new businesses and jobs ceased, PLUS many existing businesses moved either North or South where more business friendly State Governments existed.
Within 2 years of him taking power NSW became the last choice state to move a business to.
And this man has been given the federal Trades portfolio!
3. Under Bob Carr inflation in the State of NSW soared making the Coles/Woolworths duopoly appear mere amateurs at stoking inflation.
And this man has been given the federal Trades portfolio!
4. Bob Carr introduced more new taxes and government charges in his 10 years in power than anybody before or since him.
5. Bob Carr introduced a punitive land tax responsible for ruining the retirement of thousands of people who had bought property to pay their way in retirement. The cynical thing about Carr's land tax was that it was introduced retroactively. People that had accepted advice from professionals and invested in property to fund retirement saw their investment income grabbed by a greedy, badly managed State Government to help pay for massive overspending.
6. Recently shadow minister for communications is quoted as saying:
"I would hate to finish my career like Bob Carr and have people ask 'Did I do anything while in office?' - Can you remember anything Bob Carr achieved?
7. Bob Carr cynically abused NSW tax payers by taking his entire staff on a one month tax payer funded junket to Europe, stopping off in the Middle East on the way back and then as soon as he returned he resigned.
Nobody has yet been able to discover how many millions this junket cost the taxpayers but it was obviously a farewell party for his staff.
8. Under Bob Carr's premiership the wider Labor family earned untold millions as "consultants" to the Labor government, many of them over and over again.
9. Upon retirement Bob Carr was awarded a $5 million dollar consultancy by MacQuarie Bank to be paid over 10 years. It is assumed that this was a payback for allowing MacQuarie to become the de-facto owner of many public services in NSW.
But of course this remains surmise because nobody is ever going to get the truth about that deal.
I could go on for pages and I'm sure most people that read this will their own Bob Carr leadership horror story.
The sad fact is that as a journalist, and I must admit a reasonably decent journalist, Bob Carr appears to be immune from press scrutiny in Australia which highlights the very low level of journalism that exists in this great nation. Our press are very left leaning in general but add the fact that Bob Carr is seen as one of their own he can get away with most things because nobody, including Alan Jones ever investigates him.
Because the press will not put forward facts about this man please forward this to as many friends and contacts that you may have because Bob Carr single handedly turned NSW from the jewel in the Australian economic crown into the basket case economy of Australia whilst doing nothing to improve the lot of his constituents.
If allowed, he will do exactly the same federally with even more money to waste!
This man should never be allowed within a million miles of the public purse.
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Reply #1 - May 4th, 2012 at 7:22pm
 
He also modified workers' comp to such an extent that workers had only about 1 or 2 levels of appeal. An asylum shopper or alleged refugee has 5 levels of appeal.
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The ALP, the progressive party, the party of ideas, the workers' friend, is the only Australian political party to roast four young Australians in roof cavities. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
 
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Reply #2 - May 4th, 2012 at 7:35pm
 
If you take out all the spin and BS and only look at the one or two basic facts left you see exactly the same thing that John Howard is praised for by the same people who would support this critisism.
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Reply #3 - May 4th, 2012 at 8:11pm
 
Wow Dmnarever, now that's what I call a rolling twist with pike! Cool
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Reply #4 - May 4th, 2012 at 8:17pm
 
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Reply #5 - May 4th, 2012 at 9:03pm
 
You know..Bob Carr really does look , like a mullet doesn't he?
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Reply #6 - May 4th, 2012 at 9:19pm
 
More like a puffer by my reckoning.
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Reply #7 - May 4th, 2012 at 9:57pm
 
During Carr’s 10 years as Premier net debt was reduced from 7.4 percent of gross state product to zero……..the first government in the state’s history to reduce debt rather than add to it.

In terms of economic management, the government led by Bob Carr from 1995 to 2005 alongside State Treasurers Michael Egan and Andrew Refshauge, delivered ten consecutive budget surpluses.

Investment in infrastructure was running at record levels during his years in office.

In 10 Carr budgets he allocated $61 billion to new infrastructure and $10 billion to debt retirement.

$2 billion spend on the new Epping–Chatswood rail link.

built more major motorways in Sydney, than any other Premier of NSW. These included the Eastern Distributor, the M5 East, the Westlink M7, the Cross City Tunnel and the Lane Cove Tunnel.

$3.7 billion on 27 major hospital projects from Broken Hill to Wyong

The Carr-led Opposition had backed a motion by independent John Hatton in May 1994 to establish a Royal Commission into corruption in the NSW Police.

1994 there were 328 national parks covering four million hectares of NSW, Carr’s policies meant 770 national parks covering 6.6 million hectares by 2006.

The North Side Sewage Tunnel, funded by the government in its first term, stopped more than 20 billion litres of sewage reaching Sydney harbour and saw whales and dolphins return to it.

Media commentary following Carr's retirement noted that his achievements included improvements to education standards and literacy rates……. Jenny Allum of SCEGGS Darlinghurst, “I know of no national test in which NSW students are not at the top"

Bob Carr was elected Premier of NSW 3 times over 10 years with increasing majorities, this was not because he was doing a poor job.
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Reply #8 - May 4th, 2012 at 10:12pm
 
red baron wrote on May 4th, 2012 at 7:06pm:
It took a friend to remind me what a pile of dung BOB CARR was as NSW Premier.

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Because the press will not put forward facts about this man please forward this to as many friends and contacts that you may have because Bob Carr single handedly turned NSW from the jewel in the Australian economic crown into the basket case economy of Australia whilst doing nothing to improve the lot of his constituents.
If allowed, he will do exactly the same federally with even more money to waste!
This man should never be allowed within a million miles of the public purse.


OK, so it's a Lieberal party chain mail to the faithful and you are passing it on. Good on you. Next time I'd advise you edit out the obvious telltales.

So obviously the Lieberals are getting very nervous that Labor will choose a new leader ... and that it could be Bob. So they're getting out the lies quick smart. It's what they do best - LIE.

They could make it an election slogan:

"LIE? LIEberal!"

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Reply #9 - May 5th, 2012 at 7:18am
 
Bob Carr was elected Premier of NSW 3 times over 10 years with increasing majorities, this was not because he was doing a poor job.


John Howard was elected Prime Minister of Australia four times, this was not because he was doing a bad job.
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Reply #10 - May 5th, 2012 at 7:23am
 
I can only believe since gutless gillard has promoted him.. she learnt from him..


do you also remember his going to the election promises...


I will remove the toll from the M5.

I will resign if I do not halve the waiting times for hospitals...puff.puff..


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neither ever happened.

and that was before he started.
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Reply #11 - May 5th, 2012 at 9:18am
 


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Reply #12 - May 5th, 2012 at 10:27am
 
Dnarever wrote on May 4th, 2012 at 9:57pm:
Bob Carr was elected Premier of NSW 3 times over 10 years with increasing majorities, this was not because he was doing a poor job.



Interesting line there DNA.

Can we complete this sentence -

"Julia' Gillard's Labor lost a majority after a single term and have polled the lowest in opinion poll history because they are doing a ........ job"

I think the word - using your logic - is obviously "sh*t".

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Reply #13 - May 5th, 2012 at 10:29am
 
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So strong is his influence that even arch conservative broadcaster Alan Jones bows to him.


Left wing and right wing are wings of the same bird.

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Reply #14 - May 5th, 2012 at 11:52am
 
blackadder wrote on May 5th, 2012 at 7:18am:
Bob Carr was elected Premier of NSW 3 times over 10 years with increasing majorities, this was not because he was doing a poor job.


John Howard was elected Prime Minister of Australia four times, this was not because he was doing a bad job.


John Howard was elected Prime Minister of Australia four times, this was not because he was doing a bad job

I have seen people point out that anomaly before.
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