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Government for idiots?

Parochial minor party pandering..

ShaunO

2-Minute Read

Bridget McKenzie wants to be โ€œrespected as the second party of governmentโ€..

She needs a reality check.

The National Party holds 6ish % of seats in the reps (House of Representatives, 10/151) and 15% in the senate (6/40) on a national vote take of about 4.5% - yes, less than 5% - last election. So, obviously they are a minor party. They are not 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th of anything, they are less than 5% of the vote.

Ms McKenzie herself is lucky to still have a job, after being responsible for what has widely been agreed was ‘pork-barrelling’ in the ‘sports rorts’ (‘pork-barrelling’ is just a euphemism for corruption). In any other walk of life apart from ‘up on the hill’ she would have been sacked and had criminal fraud charges brought against her.

So what respect her, and her party, deserve from the electorate adds up to virtually zero in my opinion.

More importantly, once again, we find minority representation holding the country to ransom, blackmailing the rest of us, just so they can scrape up enough votes in their home electorates.

This isn’t government in the best interests of Australia - this is shameful parochial party politics treating the electorate like we’re a bunch of idiots..

Buggered if I know ๐Ÿ˜›

Government by idiots for idiots

Throwing your children's tax money away..

ShaunO

1-Minute Read

“The result is an embarrassment for a conservative government that prides itself on fiscal discipline and criticized excess spending by the then-Labor government during the 2008-09 financial crisis.”

There’s an understatement if I ever saw one..

Aside from making the conservative government look idiotic economically (I’d argue that they are going for the ‘clean sweep’ - i.e. making themselves look like idiots in every policy category ๐Ÿ˜›) it seems indicative of this government’s inability to make relevant policy and then legislate to accurately enact it.

This government (and I don’t really care what ‘colour’ they are politically - red, blue, pink or green ๐Ÿ˜›) has managed to spend their decade ‘in power’ achieving virtually ‘feck all’.. this news round just adds to the list of damning indictments I think..

Buggered if I know ๐Ÿ˜›

Jobkeeper Hand Wringing?

Everyone had their snout in the trough..

ShaunO

1-Minute Read

Even ‘Aunty’ is starting to look more tabloid..

Does anybody think jobkeeper was designed to benefit businesses? - No it was designed to put most of ‘Australia on the dole’ (without them showing up in unemployment numbers).

Without a doubt it was badly designed and has ended up being a huge free triple martini for corporates but, and it’s a big but, corporates are not to blame for doing what the government instructed them to do, legally, so that the government could meet the governments objectives (keeping you employed and paid).

This government has borrowed and pissed all that money down the tubes paying your ‘dole’ money for 9-12 months. Let’s face it, everybody (individuals and businesses) had their snout in the jobkeeper trough.

If that pisses you off, blame the government and, tell them so at the ballot box.

Buggered if I know ๐Ÿ˜›

Which lens to use?

Looking differently, changes what people see

ShaunO

1-Minute Read

I’m not a Stan Grant ‘fan’, but he shows an ability to interpret, synthesise, and communicate some complex ideas in this short piece.

It alludes well to the fact that interpreting ‘past and present’ depends entirely on who is holding the lens, and in which direction they are pointing it.

The most common mistake we all make (from simple individual opinions to politicians in geopolitics) it to assume that everyone is looking down the same telescope and have it pointed in the same direction as ‘we’ do..

Buggered if I know ๐Ÿ˜›

UK's chest wound

Time for Pragmatism?

ShaunO

1-Minute Read

It is surprising, given the obvious costs/impacts of Brexit on the UK, that UK politicians keep shooting themselves in the feet by defying the reality of the situation they have created.

Calling for pragmatism after you’ve ripped apart a ‘status-quo’ which had existed for 40 years is the absolute height of hypocrisy.

The time for pragmatism was when the Tories were infighting over their stance on Europe. It would have been pragmatic to resolve their issue internally then.

It’s way too late for pragmatism now.. It’s like you’ve been shot by ‘friendly fire’, and after the fact you’re going to argue about the most pragmatic way of dealing with a gaping, air-sucking, chest wound..

Buggered if I know ๐Ÿ˜›

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