The stupid idea was never a chance of implementation and merely kite-flying for Tony Abbott to dump it claiming he is no Julia Gillard and he intends keeping his word.
Thought I’d risk another 8c last night and watch the overpaid Jones boy get his rocks off bushwhacking another Lib. There were the usual suspects with the ever-present token homosexual, unhinged ex-Speaker Anna Burke, one sensible bloke next to her, a sheila in a yellow dress and Jones' victim, Education Minister, Christopher Pyne.
Most western governments are facing a financial crisis whose solution is obvious...cut wasteful spending. The world wastes a billion dollars a day in trying to maintain the myth that man-made carbon dioxide is causing dangerous global warming.
“Treasurer for Sale” screamed the headline, referring to Joe Hockey. Fairfax’s chief political grub, Mark Kenny, was at it again this morning as part of a concerted effort to derail the Coalition’s attempt to fix Labor’s mess. It’s a headline that also screamed litigation.
The UK’s unsustainable and horrifically expensive and inefficient National Health Service did not bell a warning for Australia’s Medicare nor even Barack’s projected Obamacare.
The Australia Institute, which is given SKY air time well beyond its station, has made an art form of spewing misinformation. Despite the fact that this “institute” is no more than a radical Canberran Left-wing think-tank, media is projecting it as a coterie of knowledgeable intellectuals. It most certainly is not!
Almost all media has taken an opportunity to slam Abbott over his Commission of Audit. The trouble is it’s not Abbott’s audit. It’s merely the thoughts of independent commissioners who are free from political fallout, yet the ABC is hyperventilating like a bunch of Greens at a miners’ picnic while Press Page ones are screaming budget bastardry.
Hit ‘em and hit ‘em hard, as soon as you win government, break any promise you want... then you’ll have the rest of the term for the mugs to forgive and forget. Well, that used to work, but not any more. “There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead”, still rings loudly in voters’ ears. This is the age of the internet fellas, and we don’t forget.
“You can’t Tax your way to prosperity.” Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes, it was part of the Conservatives’ core mantra. So much for that! Taxing higher incomes to reduce Labor’s debt (you know, that job-producing sector of the economy) is not a kite-flying exercise either. Abbott actually intends introducing this “levy”
Complex computer models are continually being used to generate incessant alarms about the future for our environment and resources; climate, weather, minerals, oil, food, water, pollution and the oceans. Every year the computers get more expensive, and the models more complex, but their doomsday forecasts still fail.
I may be a conservative at heart but fair dinkum this Coalition kite-flying is giving me vertigo. A “deficit levy" now? Does Tony Abbott want us to financially remember the pain of Labor’s profligacy next time we vote? How about you blokes in Government feel a little of the pain yourselves? How about a bit of pruning at the top... we’re struggling down here!
Well sort of, but we are owed $580 billion. What Joe Hockey is trying to tell us ain’t necessarily so. As I have said before here, when talking Labor’s debt you’re talking a length of string.
I don't know about you but I am getting heartily sick of old PMs jibing away from the sidelines. Not content with writing volume five of their memoirs or living off their ill-gotten gains, they feel it is their God given right to maintain a running commentary from the bleacher
I wandered thru a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare, And went into an antique shop to see what was in there. Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all, A photo of a soldier boy – an Anzac on the Wall.