I ALWAYS THOUGHT TURNBULL WAS A DICKHEAD
...and now I’m damned certain he is!
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.
Everything Turnbull has done since the coup has been done in the pursuit of protecting his high poll figures. His latest thought bubble of allowing the States to collect income tax is not just ridiculous it is outrageous and brazenly designed to save spending his own political capital raising taxes prior to a DD election.
Treasurer Morrison should explain to him that we are a Federation and have been for 116 years. Premiers have always gone cap in hand to the Feds each year with the Commonwealth Grants Commission meeting particular States’ extra needs.
State collection of income tax would be a disaster with taxation deductions varying competitively between States as people opt to live in one State and run their businesses from another, or workers registering as domiciled in one State and working as wage earners in another... it would be a dog’s breakfast of Gillard proportions and it’s doubtful the States would even want it.
Turnbull hasn’t done a thing since he gained Office and now that he has finally proposed something it’s clear it would be better had he stayed in bed.
For God’s sake Malcolm, go and get some sensible advice from Tony Abbott, or better still hand him his old job back because you are way out of your depth and clearly a bloody joke.
I met him in Canberra many, many years ago and came away thinking, “what a supercilious wanker”. Had I known he would one day be PM I would have moved to Kyrgyzstan and converted to Islam. Six years of Rudd, Gillard, Rudd is hard to top but this bloke is doing it in spades.
As written here often, if the Federal Government was to give the States the right to collect taxes, it should hand them the GST to do with as they wish... they get the money anyway and the rate and scale they impose will have a political capital cost, rather than the Feds copping an electoral mauling instead.
The Liberal Party has told its one time supporters that they will forgive the crass coup and return to the fold come election time. Well surprise, surprise, that is not happening and it’s not likely to.
Malcolm Turnbull is leading the once great Liberal Party to extinction and Robert Menzies will be turning in his grave.