HOW TO LOSE YOUR VOTER BASE WITH A SMILE
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.
“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”.
And please don’t think Tony Abbott has seen the light with his pet PPL scheme. He has merely reduced the threshold down from $150k to $100K... and only through pressure from within his own Party. The core idiocy of the scheme remains.
To justify this PPL nonsense Abbott explains that it’s not fair for the Public Service to have such a scheme and not the private sector. What’s not fair is that we, the long-suffering private sector, should have to pay for these Public Service extravagances. Rather than emulate costly socialist experiments, we need to stem them from where they fester, right outside Tony’s window!
The budget can be brought back to surplus far safer and quicker by stripping government of its excesses rather than by taxing the productivity sector. Isn’t that what the abolition of the mining and carbon taxes was all about? Funny how quickly things change when Opposition Parties get Government.
The source of budget deficit woes is inefficient government expenditure, the private sector has always looked after itself thank you very much, despite you. So why, when governments stuff up, should we have to pay and not government?
Does anyone deny where the real fat lies? Government departments wouldn’t last a week in the competitive world of private enterprise. When they have tried to compete they have invariably, miserably failed.
There are tens of billions of dollars in public fat just begging to be trimmed yet Abbott intends trimming we, the tired and battered private sector? Why? What have we done to deserve the knife? It’s our taxes that were wasted in their endless social black holes. And what bang did we get for our buck? No bang, not even a pop.
I have researched the gobsmacking waste in government and cuts that should be made and, fair dinkum, by next year our budget could actually be in surplus with an economy thriving, but I’m still working on it and should have it finished tomorrow.
So leave me alone .... I’m as angry as all hell about this latest Abbott tax idea and I’m not even affected by it!