Anyone planning to escape to Australia if Obama is reelected may want to think again. The combination of kookery and outlandish waste known here as Obamunism has also taken root to Down Under:
Treasurer Wayne Swan, who today said US Republicans are economic “crazies”, has been linked to a Government gift of $550,000 to a foundation run by former US President, Democrat Bill Clinton.
The taxpayers’ money four days ago went to the former president’s Clinton Foundation to pay for carbon accounting in Kenya. …
The Government approved $550,000 for the design of a “National Carbon Accounting System in Kenya”, according to a tender document from the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
That is to say, the money was flushed down the toilet.
Happy, Australian taxpayers? Then do something about it.
The revelation of the donation to the foundation came hours after Treasurer Swan made a heavy-handed intervention in the US election campaign by branding Republican economic policy managers as ‘cranks and crazies’.
Coming from Swan, that can be taken as an impressive endorsement of Republican economic policy.
On a tip from Andrew.