We knew this election campaign was trouble when it walked in.
And things just got real dirty between the major parties.
After Labor leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen announced Labor's 10 year economic plan on Wednesday, pledging to balance the budget by 2021 (the same year as the Coalition), the Liberal Party released this gem:
The latest dig comes after the 10-year plan spruiks a 2021 budget balance but fails to include detail on what spending measures will be cut to bring the country closer to surplus, putting forward no new policies.
(Sidenote: The meme should technically read 'fewer' not 'less'. We wouldn't normally point this out, but when you're throwing stones, you best not miss.)
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Shorten said Labor's changes to negative gearing and capital gains taxes will be pivotal to bringing the budget back into balance while Bowen said further announcements would be released in coming days.
And it appears the Liberal Party are bringing Labor's vague announcements Out Of The Woods and into the spotlight for scrutiny. The 10-year plan is criticised as irrelevant due to the low likelihood of a party remaining in government for a decade to ensure the economic vision is implemented.
But one cheeky guy -- who is not only a rugby fan, but notably pictured with Bill Shorten in his profile picture -- made a good point about the Liberal Party's comparison. A T-Swift fan, too?
We knew the relationship between the two major parties was far from a Love Story (okay, you got us -- that's from an older album), but we never thought T-Swift would be used as political ammunition.
This is only further proof anything is possible during marathon election campaigns.
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