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Paul Hogan, “Inflation for all,” The Bulletin, March 15, 1975, p. 30, in response to The Bulletin’s request for readers to send in their thoughts about Labor.

The Labor Government’s greatest achievements have been that they’ve:

  1. Helped bring inflation into the reach of the average working man.
  2. Rekindled an interest in our historic past. Example: brought back the bread and drippin’ sandwich.
  3. Kept Billy Snedden in Opposition.
  4. Kept sex and violence off the streets and in Parliament House where it belongs.

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Ron Manners, “Dependants created,” The Bulletin, March 15, 1975, p. 33, in response to The Bulletin’s request for readers to send in their thoughts about Labor.

The Whitlam Government has been successful in creating a class of people who are permanently dependent. In doing so they have proved that the free-market law of “supply and demand” applies to their compulsory welfare programs — i.e. if you supply the demand for welfare recipients, the supply of welfare recipients will rise to fill that demand!

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Ron Manners, “But who pays?,” The Bulletin, July 2, 1977, p. 8, as a letter to the editor.

Combing the newspapers for any elusive good news (this is the only hobby I can still afford!) I noticed the success story of the growth rate of our Social Services Department in Canberra.

The “good news” was their expansion by an additional 375.

It only goes to show that the old law of supply and demand still applies: “If you increase the demand for welfare recipients, the supply will rise to meet that demand.”