All too often, these become cliches and are stretched to incredulity. Take this effort from the hapless South Australians.
It is claimed the neoliberal, free-market regime has resulted in unprecedented prosperity, but it has not.
OK, let's continue dreaming. Assume the ACT's 100% renewables target applies nationally.
Queensland’s new beggar-my-neighbour state purchasing policy, apart from being a dog whistle to neo-protectionist One Nation voters, guarantees falling living standards for all of us.
My problem with the GST carve up is that Western Australia is being punished because it hasn't embraced gambling in the way that it has been embraced in other states.
Inequality of wealth is certainly an economic phenomenon worthy of study. However, significant levels of inequality are not an economic problem in itself.
Broadcaster Alan Jones is a climate sceptic who campaigns against renewables, drilling gas and digging coal. Which makes it pretty hard to live.
As to the alternative government, Shorten Labor is moving unerringly left. More cringe-worthy government decisions await.
If tax cuts are so bad, then why did he promote and implement previous rounds of corporate tax cuts? The company tax rate fell under his watch from 49% to 39% in 1988, and again to 33% in 1993.
There are several significant reasons why oil prices have regained most of the lost ground since the end of May.
Unless we are slaves, we should be free to offer our time to do odd jobs and to offer our goods for sale.
The recent public concerns raised by Bill Shorten, leader of the Labor opposition, and others, about the widening income inequality in Australia is not before time.