Friday, 29 May 2009
I have to hand it to the Rudd spinners. They did a wonderful job yesterday in downplaying those stories about bonus stimulus payments being paid to the dead. "Don't mock the bereaved" was the message the PM tried to tag Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull with. "Turnbull is treading on very dangerous, sensitive ground here," the Prime Minister said. "We are talking about people who have died in the last year or so. A number of people who have suffered bereavements and suffered the loss of a loved one have appreciated greatly the payments made to their estates." And sure enough one of those current affairs television programs found a grieving widow who used the $900 cheque sent to her deceased husband to pay for his tombstone.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 19:46