One is from South Australia, another is from Western Australia, and the third is from Queensland. All three go with tony abbott to examine the fence.
The West Aussie contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”
The South Aussie contractor also does some measuring and calculating, then says, “I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”
The Queensland contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to tony abbott and whispers, “$2,700.”
Incredulous, tony, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
The Banana Bender whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the Crow-eater to fix the fence.”
“Done!” replies tony.
And that, my friends, is how the Liberal Party will solve the Debt and Deficit Disaster.