May 3, 2014
Abbott’s war on the rest of us – And why there’s no need
Everyone without money and without advantages, socially or economically, will be hit by the Abbott Government, to fund a deficit that is a mere drop in the ocean, and still hasn't reduced Australia's fortunate comparative economic position in the world. A sound, safe economy. Other treasurers would give their right arm.
If the Abbott Government wants to destroy the economy, including consumption, investment, and reducing tax revenues even further, then yes, they seem to have an excellent approach - in fact, they're nailed it: triple A for economic and social destruction!
What's so attractive about a surplus, when all it illustrates is that the government has taken more money out of the economy than they needed?
Pensioners, health, family payments face cuts
Much like the ALP review of education funding, which omitted funding for private schools, the Liberal Party Commission of Audit omitted a myriad of things - including taxation - and the commissioners failed, in their recommendations, to take account of real life.
Try finding money to move when you've been unemployed for a year, and see how moving - as a young person - to where you don't know anyone, have no support ... oh, and yes, lets just hasten the death of rural areas and therefore rural economies, good-o.
Not to mention all those people, not yet even close to 70 years old, who already face age-discrimination in trying to keep or find employment.
Can the government distribute a list of all the 'unnecessary' GP visits people are making. Do they mean for flu, or getting a sick leave certificate for their workplace, or a grizzly baby, heart disease, arthritis, cancer?
What's really sickening is how much personal enjoyment Joe Hockey is publicly displaying as he gloats about making the lives of the poor, the old, the sick impossible, and the lives of average and low income families dire. Current and future generations will suffer because of Hockey's ruinous economic actions, his economic stupidity.
Abbott and Hockey - one term head kickers. They've managed, in six months, to make Rudd and Gillard look almost grown up and responsible.
Their term in office has barely begun. May the deities help us.
Tax the flaw at the heart of the national commission of audit