Well at least I got a response, I was starting to wonder if there was anyone paying attention.
You people are hypocrites. If you substitute "Bob Hawke" for "Pauline Hanson" or "Donald Trump" then what I said wouldn't have seen any objections from you people whatsoever.
We all know that to be the truth. For some reason Pauline and Trump are fair game for those sorts of comments but someone with a carefully cultivated loveable larrikin image from the eighties brings you all out of your boxes because you still think he's a hero.
And all I said was that I'd be opening a bottle of nice champagne when he dies; I have my reasons for hating Hawke and Keating as I've detailed on this board many, many times. Hawke in particular set in motion the 'reforms' that have seen real wages in Australia failing to keep pace with inflation since 2012. Hawkie's Accord that saw corporate profits in Australia explode to their highest levels ever while worker wages fell behind inflation - it was pretty clear whose side he was on and it wasn't the everyday workers. Flogged off the Commonwealth Bank to their mates for a song, accelerated tariff falls putting hundreds of thousands into low pay low skill service industry jobs.
And I'll again ask the question - how did Hawkie become so very wealthy after
leaving office? His personal fortune is estimated at something like $200 million. How did the Aussie worker's best friend manage to become so incredibly rich after he left office?
Anyone out there who still thinks he's a nice bloke or that he did the working class of this nation any favours needs their head read.