Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?
With the second challenge from Rudd for a debate, after Abbott was a conspicuous no show for the first, the question now is “Why is our illustrious pugilist and all round scrapper, Abbott, scared to debate the issues that he claims are the most important?”
Firstly the economy, which is supposed to be the LNP’s strong point. 😯
So the gauntlet has been thrown down by Rudd for a debate on climate, the carbon price and the ETS.
Now according to Abbott and the LNP these are both areas where the government has spectacularly failed, and they have all the answers. 😯
Well we do know that their “Plan” for getting us through the GFC, (which firstly they deny ever happened, and then say “but that happened years ago, and is no longer relevant”), was to put the country into recession, and give money to the wealthy in the vain hope that they might, in all their benevolence, employ some of the great unwashed in what is called “The trickle down effect.” WTF?
We also know that the “Trickle down effect” is pretty much a myth, started by those that have the most to gain from it… The wealthy. The theory being that you give money (With very few, if any, restrictions on it) to the capitalists, who in turn employ the lessfortunate, thereby stimulating the economy and saving the world as we know it. 🙄
Sadly though, it is more likely than not to be spent on an upgrade to the latest Jaguar or Merc, or sent to the nearest off shore tax haven, or just squandered on pay rises for the business people who receive the handout, and don’t need the extra money anyway. 😯
Their “plan” also included taking the chainsaw to the the public service, as well as cutting services to bring the budget back into surplus, which incidentally is also their “plan” now.
So to break it down to its component parts, they;
- Wanted to slash jobs.
- Wanted to cut services.
- Wanted to sell off assets.
- Wanted to stop spending on infrastructure
- Wanted to give handouts to the wealthy
- Wanted to, by default, destroy confidence.
All to restore the budget to surplus, which was the direct opposite of what the government did, and was lauded for around the world.
OK, so forget that we now have an economy that is the envy of the developed world, as a result of the governments actions, and lets focus on the present “crisis”.
Due to the “Fact” that we have burgeoning government debt, at a scary 12% of GDP (when much of the developed world is looking at government debt in the region of 80%+ of GDP) what are the LNP offering as an alternative?
- To slash jobs.
- To cut services.
- To sell off assets.
- To stop spending on infrastructure.
- To give handouts to the wealthy (polluters).
- To destroy confidence.
Sound familiar? … Well just look at Newman’s QLD, which is just a snapshot of what Abbot wants to do. 😦
So why did he not want to debate the economy?
Because, He doesn’t want the voters to see that his only plan is to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of the lower socioeconomic demographic and the disadvantaged.
The next question is, “Will he man up and debate the environment, the carbon price and the ETS”, and my response is… “I doubt it”.
- Like all bullies, he’s gutless.
- Slogans won’t cut it against facts.
- He says he’s a believer in AGW, but I doubt he even understands what it means.
- His “Policy” has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.
- It’s doubtful that he understands his policy anyway.
- His de-facto mum (Peta Credlin) won’t let him.
I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t even acknowledge this latest challenge, or if he does, just revert to his standard response of “Recall the parliament, and I’ll debate him there.” BS, or “Name the date for the election and we’ll have the usual election debate!”.
The fact that the only things that he’s wanted to debate in the parliament, over the last three years, is the Suspension of Standing Orders, shows this for the Bullshit that is his stock in trade.
So, will we see a debate next week?
I doubt it. 😦
Will we see more than one debate throughout the election campaign?
I doubt it. 😯
Does Abbott have the Balls to take on the nerd from QLD, in fair and honest debate?
I think that Abbott has shown that he has crystal balls, and not the type that see into the
future, but rather the type that shatter on impact! 😀 So I doubt it. 😯
Can our pugilist LOTO take it on the chin?
I think his record shows a very fragile glass jaw. 😦 So I doubt it. 🙄
For the sake of the voting public, our democracy and the sheer entertainment value, I hope that I’m wrong… But I doubt that too 😯
So the only question remaining is;
“Has Abbott got crystal balls… or just a glass jaw… or both?”
What do you think?
- Why Abbott is scared to debate the economy (abc.net.au)