From Adam Creighton today:
If I were French I would vote for Marine Le Pen in next week’s presidential election. Not to do so would be to endorse the political and economic elites that have sapped the life out of industry, put the Fifth Republic on track for bankruptcy, forced taxpayers to bail out parasitic banks, and left the country exposed to Islamist terrorism.
More of the same? No thanks. France’s global rank on Cato Institute’s annual Human Freedom Index, for instance, has dropped from 20th to 31st since 2008 (Australia is sixth).
All but the last allegation could be leveled against Australian elites too and if you’re Pauline Hanson fan you’ll no doubt believe that’s also a risk in Australia.
So, would Adam Creighton vote for Pauline Hanson and, by extension, would many other Australians that have no truck with her policies also do so because elites won’t stop the rent-seeking that has “sapped the life out of industry, put the [Aussie] Republic on track for bankruptcy, forced taxpayers to bail out parasitic banks”?