Joe Hockey is gambling his career on a ploy to save Tony Abbott’s and the odds of it coming off are slim. If it does, it will be a political coup that trumps all others and a coup de gras that sinks Labor.
I always knew why I didn’t like Kevin Rudd but now I know why his Party despised him. He really is a piece of work. His performance yesterday before the Commission, and under weak examination, was a shameful summary of who Kevin Rudd really is or, I hope, was.
Presiding Commissioner in the pink batts Royal Commission, Ian Hanger, will have had very little sleep last night anguishing over whether Kevin Rudd is legally able to defend himself in open court.
Commentators seem to have missed Joe Hockey’s master stroke, this budget reverses the ideological centralist dream of Gillard. Forget the broken promises and unrealistically conservative forecasts, this budget is all about the next election, and the next election will be all about a GST increase.
Coverage is scant and opinion pieces scarce as media’s Left belatedly attempts to catch up on a Gillard story it swore didn’t exist. Now the intrepid reporters will need to do some homework.
[I would never repeat a story from months ago but in light of Ralph Blewitt's testimony today it seems my deep throat was spot on... it is devastating evidence.]
Labor’s culpability seems lost in the task of bringing Australia back to economic stability, and Joe’s silly debt tax seems lost in the enormity of his looming cuts.
Now, before you all get up in arms about the “innocent until proved guilty” ethic, allow me to say one thing... this bloke’s a grub. And the group hugs of family and friends when entering court may not be quite as grouped when leaving court after he is found guilty. But he is too old to jail and is no longer a threat to little children.
You have to hand it to the Electrical Trades Union. A once fairly quiet union, when compared with the real rabble rousers like the CFMEU and the former BLF, they have recently become more vocal, more vituperative and more stridently unhinged in their claims and demands.
Extensive coverage of paedophile Ali Jaffari’s fatuous court case was exposed on pickeringpost.com and the predicted aftermath of Magistrate Saines’ decision was today reported in the Sun Herald as follows:
Australia has one of the highest tax regimes in the world. And it’s inexcusable that another suffocating income tax (albeit on high income earners) be imposed to redress yet another massive debt left by a Labor government.
Daily we hear lies about the diesel fuel “subsidy” to farmers and miners. The tax on diesel fuel was introduced many years ago as a sensible road usage fee to help fund public roads.
Treasurer Joe Hockey and an unconvinced Mathias Cormann have exactly six days to persuade Tony Abbott not to put the Coalition back in opposition.
“Why negotiate to buy Fairfax? I’ll just wait outside for a while and pick it up off the liquidator”, said Singo. It seems he may not have long to wait as the once great Fairfax embarks on yet another round of job-shedding to keep the bailiff from the door.