PM Rudd a nerd for wanting spend stimulus handout on books and musicApril 8th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.8 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has reportedly been called a nerd by some Australians for saying that if he was eligible for a stimulus package hand-out, he’d blow it on books and music.
Appearing on Nova radio in Sydney today, Rudd said taxpayers earning less than 100,000 dollars will receive a one-off bonus of up to 900 dollars, as part of the federal government’s 42 billion dollar stimulus package.
Asked how he would spend the money if he were eligible for the bonus, The Daily Telegraph quoted Rudd as saying that he would splash out on some high-brown entertainment.
“Some people have accused me of being a nerd from central casting. What I would probably do is go down to the bookshop and buy some books I’ve been wanting to buy for a while. A bit of music, that sort of stuff,’ Rudd said.
Rudd said he would let people make up their own minds how they spent their bonus, though he was not entirely happy when one talkback caller said he would blow it on a holiday to New Zealand.
“That’s brassy of you,’ he told the caller, Chris.
“It all adds up in one way or other to supporting Australian employment, he said. (ANI)
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