JACQUI TAKES THE LOW ROAD TO A HIGH IDEAL
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.
Jacqui Lambie has shown her intellectual remoteness from the political process. If she really believes she can succeed by threatening to reject all of Abbott’s legislation unless she gets her way, then she’s due for a bolt of reality.
It’s stupid, impertinent, insolent, disrespectful of the Senate itself and it won’t work. Each piece of legislation should pass, or not pass, the Senate on its perceived merits.
Jacquie seems to have forgotten she represents the people of Tasmania who may well benefit from ensuing legislation.
Personally I believe the Government’s decision, via a remote tribunal, to halve an ADF pay rise and reduce relocation allowances and leave entitlements is embarrassingly mean spirited.
With the Government still borrowing (not paying off) $1 billion every month, Abbott’s signature PPL policy should be the first casualty.
Second should be the halving of 6,000 single-issue QUANGOS the Government unnecessarily supports.
Third, our protected ABC that pays out half its bloated $1.2 billion budget in excessive wages to its Labor sympathisers.
Fourth, well you could go on forever, but the cost of a respectable ADF pay rise wouldn’t make the slightest dent in any one of the above.
So Jacqui is right to want to right this wrong but oh so wrong to try to achieve it in this way.
Imagine if every Senator pulled the same tantrum, parliament itself would be rendered inoperative.
Little Miss Lambie should pull her head in and consider how many of her 6.6 per cent of first preference votes will melt away without those millions from Cloive’s Chinese friends.