Hockey’s Fudge-it Budget… Or how to screw a nation!
I have decided that I will leave the tally of lies, backflips and broken promises to others, as I think we are now at the stage, where it’s no longer a matter of what promises Abbott made, cos to use one of Abbott’s own phrases, it should now be perfectly “Crystal clear” to anyone, with a brain, that Abbott will lie about anything, to try to con the people into giving him what he wants.
And even when confronted with irrefutable evidence of his dishonesty, he just denies everything and blames Labor, like he did last Wednesday morning in an interview on ABC radio, where he was asked about his broken promises and lies, and his response was:
“Let’s never forget that Labor turned lying into an art-form.”… W…T…F?
The very fact that he can even make such a claim, shows there is no truth in him, and that he is not only a delusional RWNJ and a fascist, but also a pathological liar and sociopath!
Sadly, as usual his assertion went unchallenged, when IMHO the reply should have been something like;
“Well if Labor made lying an art form, you and the LNP have turned it into a way of life!” 😯
Which brings us to Hockey’s “fudge-it”, or at least a couple of key elements of it.
Firstly, let’s have a look at what he is trying to do to pensioners, the chronically ill, the disabled and the poor, through his proposed changes to Medicare.
Despite very specific promises from Abbott, prior to the election on “NO cuts to Medicare” as well as “NO new Taxes” , he has done the exact opposite.
I’m sure that Abbott and Hockey thought that halving the “Co-payment”, from the original recommendation, would mean that the plebes would be just so grateful, 😉 and after all, $7.00 is only the price of your common or garden takeaway latte, or a sandwich, or a couple of beers, or you can go three times for the price of a packet of smokes… Bargain? 😯
Now I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but for starters, smokers only constitute around 20% of people across all demographics, with the young claiming a fair representation, thereby showing that there’s only a relatively small percentage of pensioners that actually smoke.
There’s also the small, but important point that the vast majority of people who rely entirely on the pension, for their income, are surviving at pretty much subsistent levels, which means they rarely if ever go out for a Latte, or anything else, and that $7.00 sandwich is probably their main, and often their only, meal for the day.
I also know for a fact that the day after Hockey’s Fudge-it was brought down, medical receptionists received calls from worried people asking to cancel their doctors appointments, as they could not afford the $7.00.
Like all bully boys, they are cowards who delight in picking on the weak and the vulnerable, as was demonstrated in Hockey’s fudge-it, which has left many elderly and sick people, scared and very insecure about their futures.
So we had weeks of budget speculation, which was tantamount to torture to many pensioners, only to then dump the fudge-it on them and realise their greatest fears. Then they are told that not only are they expected to contribute $2.00, to a pay rise for doctors out of the meagre pittance they try to live on, but they will also be contributing $5.00 to the worlds biggest medical research trust fund… WTF?
So while the subsistence pensioners huddle around the warmth of their last candle, eating their $7.00 sandwich dinner — the second dinner in three days — They can rest assured, as they slowly fade away, that their sacrifice has not been in vain, as future generations of Big Pharma execs and shareholders will get their rightly deserved dividends… 😉
Now there’s much more to worry about with Abbott’s broken promises on Medicare, and general cuts to health, than just the Co-payment, but that one measure amongst many bad measures has already caused much angst, and the question that has yet to be asked of Abbott and Hockey is;
“Will you both accept responsibility for the lives lost, as a direct result of this policy? Cos if it gets through, make no mistake… There WILL be lives lost!
Then we come to petrol excise indexation, and the question that springs to mind is;
“Are you completely STUPID?”
But then I realised that this is Abbott and the LNP, so that question has to be rhetorical? 😀
I mean really, why would you put up the price of a commodity like fuel, which is one of the single most inflationary triggers that a government can pull, as its price affects pretty much everything we buy and do?
And the only reason that I can think of, is so that they can resurrect the old slogan that “Interest rates are always lower under a coalition government!”, (which they’ve gone strangely silent on since rates hit record lows) as they force the RBA to adjust fiscal policy to accommodate their destructive, American Tea Party style, ideologically driven, economic, and for that matter social agenda. 👿
But I have to say that, to me, one of the most disturbing and offensive aspects of the Fudge-it, according to “Smokin'” Joe is that he claims that his Fudge-it is promoting the “Values” of the modern Australia! WTF?
These are NOT even close to my values, nor the values of anyone that I associate with, and so Sloppy Smokin’ Joe, at this point we should look to the LNP lexicon once more to see just what you’re talking about;
Now the problem that Hockey, Abbott and the rest of the LNP have, when talking Values, is that they relate value to the financial, as opposed to the Moral. 😯
So with that in mind, let’s look at what they are really saying.
- The monetary value of Australian assets for sale to mates.
- The value of moving from a democratic to a fascist state, for their donors.
- The Value of Murdoch’s support.
Modern Australia = 50 years behind the rest of the world!
A Fair Go = more than “Fair” for the rich, and much less than fair, for the rest. 😯
And the rest is covered under their The LNP’s unspoken creed which I have mentioned before, but it’s worth repeating:
“Every man, woman and child for themselves… unless you’re rich, then we’ll support you all we can!
So we now wait with baited breath, to see what will be passed, and what will be passed in, and whether Abbott will, in a rare moment of honesty, stick to his threat to call a DD, or show once again what a gutless, lying piece of doggy do he really is!
Now it’s up to the opposition party’s and independents, to tell the Abominable Abbott and Hateful Hockey to take “Hockey’s fudge-it budget… Or how to screw a nation!” and SHOVE IT!
Block supply NOW!