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Thursday, 20th September 2018

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A NOTHING BUDGET

... with a little nothing for everyone

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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Of the many Canberra budget lockups I have been in, this one is the first time the authors of the budget should have been locked up instead of the journos. It is a budget which is framed entirely for the coming election and completely ignores Moody's close eye on Labor’s dangerous deficit. Loss of an AAA rating will impact on every man, woman and child in Australia.

The only budget component of any interest is the easy mark of a tobacco tax increase. Well, that didn’t take a lot of thinking about did it? Shorten adds up the receipts to about $48 billion over ten years and forgets to deduct those poor bastards who will give up and refuse to pay $70 for a smoke.

Morrison halved the expected receipts to around $28 billion, which means he expects at least half of current smokers to resort to cheap chop chop or grow their own tobacco.

But these tobacco receipts are gathered over ten years and according to reports most of those smokers will soon be dead, and not many dead people continue to pay $70 for a packet of fags. So Shorten’s and Morrison’s estimates are wildly inaccurate... but it sounds like a lot of savings so let’s include it in the budget anyway because in ten years' time it will be someone else’s problem.

Apart from shifting a few tax thresholds around, this will be a nothing budget and it will make a mockery of Government accounting. 

It’s a budget that will stick to Turnbull like shit to a blanket for decades to come. If he had the testicular fortitude to at least risk his hide in the coming election in favour of bringing down a responsible budget he may have deserved some credit, but this is a survival-of-Turnbull budget with nothing that impacts on the national interest.

Most economists are more interested in the Reserve Bank’s response to a low inflation rate. The trouble there is that any movement in the cash interest rate will be meaningless when the rate is so low. Any move would need to be at least a full percentage point but the RBA has never been that adventurous and it would see the banks laughing all the way to the, um, er, banks. Anyway the RBA is ignored by the banks who now do their own thing.

The attack on multinational taxation is a regurgitated Whitlam policy from the seventies and, like the attack on negative gearing, it didn’t work then either. The expected return of less than $3 billion is a pittance of no budgetary consequence and no deduction is made due to global businesses who will shift their headquarters to more submissive locations denying the Australian Government of any bloody tax. After all, that’s what their shareholders will demand.

The Coalition’s repetitive election motto of, “we are all about jobs and growth” is another indication of its woolly thinking; those with a job don’t give a stuff and the only growth they’ve ever seen is in Government spending. Those without a job are on social benefits and will invariably vote Labor regardless.


Shorten had great success naming Abbott’s 2015 budget as “unfair”, but this one isn’t even that! It’s a nothing budget! and the thinnest edition ever.

...and they’ve locked the wrong people up!



Comments

I have experienced some 42 odd budgets as an adult and in spite of media hype, government spin and opposition protests, I have managed to survive each year and in some cases improve my economic status. To me, most budgets just simply juggle the books a bit and noting much changes except Labor manages to always take us into debt and the coalition after being in power some time, get us out of debt.

[PDF]The Story of the Commonwealth Bank - Australian League of Rights
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digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publish/pdf/marc/44/1836410.htmlAuthor: Amos, D. J. (Douglas James) - Pages: 30 p. ; 22 cm. - Publication: Adelaide : E.J. McAlister & Co., 1940. - Description: 9th ed. The Commonwealth stories ...

dusty, that sounds feasible ... the only certainty in this is the group who has the controlling interest in the majority of the worlds banking systems have no plans on giving that control back to individual governments and countries .. ever.

The only reason they tax tobacco, Alcohol and pokies, is so lefty housos can pay taxes too.

https://psalmistice.com/2016/04/13/the-money-shot-even-banking-is-all-about-sex/

Dusty, that does not make any logical sense to me. The IMF world bank etc are all controlled by the criminals who run this place so why in hell would a paper like that be released from them?

Is this where Dis gets his news from?

False news -

GENEVA (AFP) – Fresh air strikes pummelled the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday as US Secretary of State John Kerry made a desperate bid to salvage a two-month ceasefire in the war-torn country.
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The top US diplomat gave some of his most downbeat comments yet after meeting the UN peace envoy on Syria, saying the conflict was “in many ways out of control and deeply disturbing to everybody in the world, I hope.”
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“The attack on this hospital is unconscionable,” he said, accusing President Bashar al-Assad s regime of deliberately targeting three clinics and a major hospital last week. “And it has to stop.”
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Read on -
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http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/news/world-view/us-in-desperate-bid-to-save-syria-truce-as-aleppo-bombed/

Dusty, I am assuming you have read what the original government created Commonwealth bank did for Australia before it was hijacked? just what exactly are you saying about governments or the elite controlled banks creating money?

To quote Lysander Spooner ---
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1. "No man can delegate, or give to another man, any right of arbitrary dominion over himself; for that would be giving himself away as a slave. And this no one can do. Any contract to do so is necessarily an absurd one, and has no validity. To call such a contract a "constitution," or by any other high-sounding name, does not alter its character as an absurd and void contract.
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2. No man can delegate, or give to another man, any right of arbitrary dominion over a third person; for that would imply a right in the first person, not only to make the third person his slave, but also a right to dispose of him as a slave to still other persons. Any contract to do this is necessarily a criminal one, and therefore invalid. To call such a contract a "constitution" does not at all lessen its criminality, or add to its validity.These facts, that no man can delegate, or give away, his own natural right to liberty, nor any other man's natural right to liberty, prove that he can delegate no right of arbitrary dominion whatever -- or, what is the same thing, no legislative power whatever -- over himself or anybody else, to any man, or body of men."
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I am aware now that not voting means not consenting. Statutes can not apply to, nor have force over a non voter unless he/she is, 1.tricked., 2.volunteers., 3. the force of the pirate Ship of State is applied to Force him or her to consent. Piracy is defined in Websters 1828 dictionary as "The act, practice or crime of robbing on the high seas; the taking of property from others by open violence and without authority, on the sea; a crime that answers to robbery on land. Other acts than robbery on the high seas, are declared by statute to be piracy. See Act of Congress, April 30, 1790."
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CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinformation: 1975 Video By Melissa Dykes
Global Research, August 30, 2015
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/1975-video-cia-admits-to-congress-the-agency-uses-mainstream-media-to-distribute-disinformation/5424860
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It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did in fact say the controversial and often-disputed line “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false,” reportedly in 1981.
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Despite Casey being under investigation by Congress for being involved in a major disinformation plot involving the overthrow of Libya’s Qaddafi in 1981, and despite Casey arguing on the record that the CIA should have a legal right to spread disinformation via the mainstream news that same year, this quote continues to be argued by people who weren’t there and apparently cannot believe a CIA Director would ever say such a thing.
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But spreading disinfo is precisely what the CIA would — and did — do.
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This 1975 clip of testimony given during a House Intelligence Committee hearing has the agency admitting on record that the CIA creates and uses disinformation against the American people.

40 Outrageous Facts Most People Don’t Know
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http://www.theeventchronicle.com/editors-pick/40-outrageous-facts-most-people-dont-know/
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(In5D) Once you go down the rabbit hole, you will discover things that most people don’t know. Here are 40 outrageous facts that most people are clueless about.
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1. The IRS is not a U.S. Government Agency. It is an Agency of the IMF. (Diversified Metal Products v. IRS et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I., Public Law 94-564, Senate Report 94-1148 pg. 5967, Reorganization Plan No. 26, Public Law 102-391.)
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2. The IMF is an Agency of the UN. (Blacks Law Dictionary 6th Ed. Pg. 816)
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3. The U.S. Has not had a Treasury since 1921. (41 Stat. Ch.214 pg. 654)
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4. The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF. (Presidential Documents Volume 29-No.4 pg. 113, 22 U.S.C. 285-288)
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5. The United States does not have any employees because there is no longer a United States. No more reorganizations. After over 200 years of operating under bankruptcy its finally over. (Executive Order 12803) Do not personate one of the creditors or share holders or you will go to Prison.18 U.S.C. 914
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6. The FCC, CIA, FBI, NASA and all of the other alphabet gangs were never part of the United States government. Even though the “US Government” held shares of stock in the various Agencies. (U.S. V. Strang , 254 US 491, Lewis v. US, 680 F.2d, 1239)
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7. Social Security Numbers are issued by the UN through the IMF. The Application for a Social Security Number is the SS5 form. The Department of the Treasury (IMF) issues the SS5 not the Social Security Administration. The new SS5 forms do not state who or what publishes them, the earlier SS5 forms state that they are Department of the Treasury forms. You can get a copy of the SS5 you filled out by sending form SSA-L996 to the SS Administration. (20 CFR chapter 111, subpart B 42 2.103 (b) (2) (2) Read the cites above)
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8. There are no Judicial courts in America and there has not been since 1789. Judges do not enforce Statutes and Codes. Executive Administrators enforce Statutes and Codes. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428, 1 Stat. 138-178)
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9. There have not been any Judges in America since 1789. There have just been Administrators. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428 1Stat. 138-178)
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10. According to the GATT you must have a Social Security number. House Report (103-826)
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11. We have One World Government, One World Law and a One World Monetary System.
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12. The UN is a One World Super Government.
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13. No one on this planet has ever been free. This planet is a Slave Colony. There has always been a One World Government. It is just that now it is much better organized and has changed its name as of 1945 to the United Nations.
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14. New York City is defined in the Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Gulliani stated on C-Span that “New York City was the capital of the World” and he was correct. (20 CFR chapter 111, subpart B 422.103 (b) (2) (2)
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15. Social Security is not insurance or a contract, nor is there a Trust Fund. (Helvering v. Davis 301 US 619, Steward Co. V. Davis 301 US 548.)
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16. Your Social Security check comes directly from the IMF which is an Agency of the UN. (Look at it if you receive one. It should have written on the top left United States Treasury.)
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17. You own no property, slaves can’t own property. Read the Deed to the property that you think is yours. You are listed as a Tenant. (Senate Document 43, 73rd Congress 1st Session)
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18. The most powerful court in America is not the United States Supreme Court but, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. (42 Pa.C.S.A. 502)
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19. The Revolutionary War was a fraud. See (22, 23 and 24)
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20. The King of England financially backed both sides of the Revolutionary war. (Treaty at Versailles July 16, 1782, Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80)
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“Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched.”
George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with Sarah McClendon in December 1992.
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21. You can not use the Constitution to defend yourself because you are not a party to it. (Padelford Fay & Co. v. The Mayor and Alderman of The City of Savannah 14 Georgia 438, 520)
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22. America is a British Colony. (THE UNITED STATES IS A CORPORATION, NOT A LAND MASS AND IT EXISTED BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BRITISH TROOPS DID NOT LEAVE UNTIL 1796.) Respublica v. Sweers 1 Dallas 43, Treaty of Commerce 8 Stat 116, The Society for Propagating the Gospel, &c. V. New Haven 8 Wheat 464, Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80, IRS Publication 6209, Articles of Association October 20, 1774.)
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23. Britain is owned by the Vatican. (Treaty of 1213)
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24. The Pope can abolish any law in the United States. (Elements of Ecclesiastical Law Vol.1
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25. A 1040 form is for tribute paid to Britain. (IRS Publication 6209)
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26. The Pope claims to own the entire planet through the laws of conquest and discovery. (Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493)
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27. The Pope has ordered the genocide and enslavement of millions of people.(Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493)
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28. The Pope’s laws are obligatory on everyone. (Bened. XIV., De Syn. Dioec, lib, ix., c. vii., n. 4. Prati, 1844)(Syllabus, prop 28, 29, 44)
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29. We are slaves and own absolutely nothing not even what we think are our children. (Tillman v. Roberts 108 So. 62, Van Koten v. Van Koten 154 N.E. 146, Senate Document 43 & 73rd Congress 1st Session, Wynehammer v. People 13 N.Y. REP 378, 481)
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30. Military Dictator George Washington divided the States (Estates) into Districts. (Messages and papers of the Presidents Vo 1, pg 99. Websters 1828 dictionary for definition of Estate.)
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31. ” The People” does not include you and me. (Barron v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore. 32 U.S. 243)
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32. The United States Government was not founded upon Christianity. (Treaty of Tripoli 8 Stat 154.)
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33. It is not the duty of the police to protect you. Their job is to protect the Corporation and arrest code breakers. Sapp v. Tallahasee, 348 So. 2nd. 363, Reiff v. City of Philadelphia, 477 F.Supp. 1262, Lynch v. N.C. Dept of Justice 376 S.E. 2nd. 247.
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34. Everything in the “United States” is For Sale: roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, water, prisons airports etc. I wonder who bought Klamath lake. Did anyone take the time to check? (Executive Order 12803)
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35. We are Human capital. (Executive Order 13037)
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36. The UN has financed the operations of the United States government for over 50 years and now owns every man, women and child in America. The UN also holds all of the Land in America in Fee Simple.
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37. The good news is we don’t have to fulfill “our” fictitious obligations. You can discharge a fictitious obligation with another’s fictitious obligation.
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38. The depression and World War II were a total farce. The United States and various other companies were making loans to others all over the World during the Depression. The building of Germanys infrastructure in the 1930’s including the Railroads was financed by the United States. That way those who call themselves “Kings,” “Prime Ministers,” and “Furor.”etc could sit back and play a game of chess using real people. Think of all of the Americans, Germans etc. who gave their lives thinking they were defending their Countries which didn’t even exist. The millions of innocent people who died for nothing. Isn’t it obvious why Switzerland is never involved in these fiascoes? That is where the “Bank of International Settlements”is located.Wars are manufactured to keep your eye off the ball. You have to have an enemy to keep the illusion of “Government” in place.
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39. The “United States” did not declare Independence from Great Britian or King George.
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40. The etymology of government means to control the mind. From Latinised Greek gubernatio “management, government”, from Ancient Greek ???????????, ?????????? (kybernismos, kybernesis) “steering, pilotage, guiding”, from ???????? (kybernao) “to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot” plus Latin mente “mind”.

By Taxing Tobacco products at such high levels all these Clowns will do, is kill the Goose that laid the Golden Egg...

Bill Heffernan's valedictory speech today calls for a royal commission into child abuse within the judiciary. Did he use parliamentary privilege to out someone??

If you do the carbon accounting it's the same story for wind turbines. None of it adds up.

BK...have a look at my post above, at 6.05pm.I see they are cutting our electricity subsidies...another whittling away of pensions.

Bring back hanging for murderer's, rapists and child abusers, that'll empty the jails....

This white bloke that killed the Chinese lady and threw her into the blow hole needs to be killed......

Today, while having x rays of knees, I asked the radiologist if it was true that we would soon have to pay for all this, and he said yes.I am very angry.How can pensioners afford MRIs, x rays, pathology? They can't! This is another ploy by the Govt (aka NWO) to depopulate the world.If they stopped giving our billions away to UN, Muslims, etc, we would have the money to subsidise pathology.

The following comment I posted is taken from Cory's site.An excellent summary of how Morrison has NOT done his maths. Even I could understand it!