funding a marxist revolution

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by jack404, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    TAXPAYERS have footed the bill for books celebrating Marxism, anarchy and sustainable cooking thanks to a Greens politician.

    Senator Scott Ludlam slugged taxpayers more than $4500 in a year on books and publications including Pornography of Power: Why defence spending must be cut; How to Make Trouble and Influence People, a book celebrating disruptive protest; and The Bittersweet World of Chocolate, billed as a guide to socially responsible chocolate cooking.

    Expenses documents from January to December last year show that Senator Ludlam also claimed $13.63 for a copy of teen fiction novel Tomorrow When the War Began, which follows the exploits of a group of Australian friends forced to fight an invading army.

    The John Marsden book was turned into an award-winning Australia film last year.

    In 2010, Greens leader Bob Brown also billed taxpayers $660 for 220 copies of his own party's Green Magazine.

    Parliamentary rules allow senators to spend up to $4870 a year on publications "of their choice for purposes related to parliamentary, electorate or official business, but not commercial business".

    The Herald Sun asked Senator Ludlam about the spending and whether taxpayers got value from the purchases, including the $44.50 claimed for Fifty Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International.

    Situationist International is an obscure movement of revolutionary Marxists in 1950s France that sought to overthrow capitalism.

    In response, Senator Ludlam said: "Some of the small handful of items mentioned were provided to local community bodies for them to use in their fundraising."

    Some Greens MPs have come under fire for associations with socialist or Marxist groups, particularly before they were in Parliament.

    Victorian Liberal senator Helen Kroger said some of the purchases were not surprising.

    "The Greens profess to be the moral guardians and it would be refreshing if they practised what they preached," she said.

    Senator Kroger said a book called In Defence of Lost Causes - claimed by Senator Ludlam for $36.32 last year - fitted with her expectations of the Greens.
  2. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Funny. And Obama said he would have "the most transparent administration ever." Politicians just can't seem to tell the truth, can they? US or Australia.

  3. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    It's all Bush's fault :D
  4. 1911 man

    1911 man New Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Which paid liar do you vote for lol!!!
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    the one who got stabbed in the back by the socialist lady who's now PM
  6. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    What's wrong with sustainable cooking?? :) Other than the funding of it ,of course.
  7. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    I think we should spam everybody, offering FREE membership to this forum. Folks love free stuff. Then, they could educate themselves ( hey, offer a free education, too ). Once they are here show them the included free package of Must Read posts. No test will be required after reading. Huh..Huh..Okay? :rolleyes:

    When I send emails out, with like content, people just laugh it off and call me a, nothings funny. This country is changing dramatically and once a government program is in place, it's near impossible to get rid of.
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