annatar1914 wrote:@Saeko , note to that this comes from people who ordinarily are very cheap at best when it comes to funding welfare and other social programs, if not in opposition to them altogether-unless it's a handout to the businesses and corporations, the already wealthy, etc...
The Labor Party is far more socialist than the Democrats are. We have a genuine fabian socialist major left-wing party here willing to actually give the "stimulus" directly to your middle class pocket with not so much going to Corporate Australia.
I am willing to support the Labor Party if they have good policies, and encouraging people to take the vaccines by providing direct financial incentives is one of them. This is consistent with their "straight to your wallet if you're on Centrelink" stimulus package plan that helped Australia during the Global Economic Crisis in '08-'09.
Democrats hand shit to business and corporations, our genuine left wing party has a good habit of putting most of it directly in your Centrelink linked Bank Account.
The Democrats have spent decades pretending to be the Universal Healthcare party(total utter absolute bullshit, had the power to push it through then went with a half assed version instead)... While our Labor Party immediately did it as soon as they got in full power, then since it did turn out to be the best policy, subsequently gained bipartisan support.
We actually have a genuine centre left party here, unlike you guys.
Democrats: Take the pre-approved big pharma vaccine without being paid and waiver your rights to sue.... Peasant.
Labor: Since you're waivering your right to sue them, and the vaccines haven't technically been approved, we'll pay you to take it..... Because we're actually left-wing and care about the middle class. Unlike those bastards in the USA.
Oh and the State Labor governments also payed people to take the day off from their work to get Covid-19 tested, and compensated them for the following days off while waiting for test results. So we are actually use to being well represented by the actual socialist left-wing party we have in Australia. Unlike you Democrat chumps.
Some people I know actually took advantage of it and got frequently tested for no reason. It also covered any unemployed person getting tested(although they didn't get payed for days off while waiting for results, only got payed for the test day).