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6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    AAP reports: Mr Howard said the rise - the sixth since the 2004 election - would hurt a lot of people.

    "This decision will have negative consequences for a lot of borrowers. They will be hurt by it, they will be affected by it," Mr Howard told reporters in Brisbane.

    "I know that, I sympathise with them, I don't like it.

    "I think we all have to understand that when these adjustments occur, no matter how they might be justified in overall terms, they do have a personal and family consequences.

    "I would say to the borrowers of Australia who are affected by this change that I am sorry about that and I regret the additional burden that will be put upon them as a result."

    Mr Howard fronted the media in his Brisbane hotel, standing in front of an Australian flag and not his usual backdrop of the Coalition's "go for growth" campaign slogan.
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    Howard promised growth. Now all the aging Liberals will get higher returns on their term deposits.
     
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    settled on my first house yesterday....just lovely!!
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    Byso is being awfully quiet.
     
  5. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    Me too.
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    Byso is on holidays on the Gold Coast - he has not had much to crow about.

    Johnny is splashing money around Bennelong like it is going out of fashion - but so he should - he stands to lose his own seat! :lol:
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    I'm not taking sides, but I am having a good laugh over the semantics debate:

    sorry
    adjective

    Dictionary
    1. Feeling or expressing sympathy, pity, or regret: I'm sorry I'm late.
    2. Worthless or inferior; paltry: a sorry excuse.
    3. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous: a sorry development.

    Thesaurus
    1. Expressing or inclined to express an apology: apologetic, contrite, penitent, regretful, repentant. See regret/impenitence.
    2. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds: compunctious, contrite, penitent, penitential, regretful, remorseful, repentant. See regret/impenitence.
    3. Disturbing because of failure to measure up to a standard or produce the desired results: disappointing, unlucky. See happy/unhappy.

    Sorry John :lol: :lol: :cop:
     
  8. Guest

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    6th rise since Howard's promise they'd stay down.

    Don't worry. You will only have to put up with high interest rates for another 2 weeks and then they will come tumbling down when Labor get into government.
     

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