What a farce this budget session of parliament promises to be, with the LNP riding roughshod over parliamentary rules and convention courtesy of Chrissy Pyne’s speaker, helmet hair, and the cross benches threatening to ride roughshod over the budget. 😀
So, with almost everyone, other than the LNP (At least publicly) discussing Abbott’s propensity for lies that, many would argue, is positively pathological, it’s hard to understand how any independent or opposition party could enter into good faith discussions on compromises, when there is no good faith with Abbott or the LNP. 😯
The very fact that after the 2010 election; we saw conservative independents back Gillard over Abbott, despite Abbott leading the LNP, (they knew he couldn’t be trusted to keep his word), should have given fair warning as to what we could expect from him in government, but thanks in large part to Mendacious Murdoch, it was all dismissed under a barrage of calls of “Illegitimate and dysfunctional government”, “Juliar”, “Election now!” etc etc. 😯
So we have a Government elected on a litany of lies, led by the biggest liar of them all (which is saying something), bringing down their first budget based on more lies, false assumptions and fudged figures, so as to introduce ideologically based austerity measures that not only are NOT necessary, but go directly against their pre-election promises.
So with that in mind…. Negotiations anyone?
Image courtesy David Hansen 😀