girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones
girliejones

So, Kevin Rudd just has better grasp of PR then, usually?

You know, if the politicans (Baby Boomers) really are afraid that we (the X and Y Gens) will not be able to support them in their retirement (ha! Maybe we won't be able to afford all your overpriced investment properties when you put them up for sale?), perhaps they might like to look at ... ooh, I dunno? Immigration?

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

After Rudd came off stage, he spoke to me and the few other under-30s (we had congregated for strength in numbers). He extended his points about the problems with the ageing population and the financial problems gen Y will incur when the baby boomers become pensioners.

At that point one of my friends introduced me, dropping in that I am completing a PhD. At this, Rudd rolled his eyes and in a terse voice lacking any sense of irony remarked that is the "excuse" that "all" young women are using nowadays to avoid starting families. Since then I've come up with numerous one-line retorts, but in the moment I just froze in shock.



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