the liberals fucked up? by paying off the massive debt left by the last labour government? by consistently building up a massive budget surplus that put us in probably the best position of the western nations to wealth this depression? you owe a lot to johnny and costello and i think you know it but youd never admit it even to yourself.
mate if you tax more then you inhibit economic growth. if they had taxed more they would have been going against their basic policy as the liberal government they were voted in as and would have handed over the keys to an economy that was a lot poorer.
i think youll find it was a labour government that sold off commbank and the liberals went to the 1993 election with the privatisation of telstra as one of their policies. we voted for it.
finally, i cant believe you just said "the government let us waste our money on big screen tvs." what does this mean? do you think the government should pass legislation to open a "Personal Entertainment Equipment Approval Department" that you have to submit a form to if you would like to buy a tv?