Tories across the city are up in arms over comments made by Treasurer Quinlan
that “the Government would squeeze property owners until they bleed, but not until they were dead.”. Member for Yarralumla, Richard Mulcahy, described the comments as a kick in the teeth of property owners and went on to attack a “lack of sympathy for property owners”. Oh poor property owners, forced to maybe sell one of their properties by the government’s policies to a first time home buyer.
ABC Online reported the Property Council’s shrill cries for such a nasty man to resign.
While a firm believer in strong property rights, I can’t honestly think of a better group in society to target than property speculators myself.