“Trickle down” environment policy… WTF?
What’s with the rabid right, and their obsession with the idea of “Trickle down” policies?
During the start of the GFC when Rudd announced his stimulus package, the LNP were up in arms about handing out money to the poor and disadvantaged, along with the HIP (Home Insulation Program), and the BER (Building Education Revolution), which despite all the rhetoric from the rabid right, were hugely successful programs that did exactly what was required at the time, to keep Australia’s economy powering along through the GFC, saving many thousands from the unemployment queues, and supporting small businesses.
Of course, the LNP’s only offering was to talk down the economy, and the measures implemented, while offering their only option of giving money to the big end of town, in the hope that they wouldn’t take the handouts and;
- Buy themselves a new Merc or Beemer, to replace the old one. 😉
- Buy another investment property. 😛
- Buy some expensive jewellery for the wife, or girlfriend. 🙄
- Send the kids on an overseas holiday. 🙂
- Open a bank account in the Cayman Islands. 😯
But rather invest in employing some of the great unwashed! 😆
Luckily for us, while the LNP’s economic policies were nothing more than stupid, and recognised as such by most economists, and anyone with half a brain or more, we had a government that did the right thing for the country, which when all is said and done… Is what we employed them for! 😯
This naturally upset the rabid right, 😯 so ignoring the GFC, and the reason for it, and the financial mess that we pretty much, completely avoided, they set about … well… LYING!
And not just lying, but planning their revenge. 😈
Fast forward to 2013, and with the mendacious Murdoch and his News Corpse on board, they lied and spun their way into government, and set about exacting their revenge, utilising their own version of “Trickle down”… everything!
Starting from day 1, they tested the waters, when Peta Credlin let too much alcohol “trickle down” her scrawny neck, by putting pressure from the highest law officer in the land, the newly appointed AG Braindead, to a lowly Magistrate, who then determined that Credlin had suffered enough, and gave her a slap on the wrist and sent her home, where after declaring that “Justice doesn’t need to be done, just needs to be seen to be done” (WTF? 😯 ) I’m sure she went home and let some more alcohol “Trickle down”!
After that success, they branched out into more “Trickle down” policies like their commission of audit, where they appointed one of their mates to make sure that the right conclusions trickled down to justify their cuts and broken promises.
Then they went for trickle down Justice, announcing enquiries and Royal Commissions into unions, the HIP scheme etc, using the tried and true method of appointing more mates to achieve the best justice and outcomes money can buy them 😯
And despite their best efforts, some Real justice has and will “Trickle down”, 😯 like the exoneration of Julia Gillard, although you’d never know it if you bothered to listen to the ramblings of our illustrious AG, George Braindead! 😈
And now we see them practicing trickle down environment policy, where they pay the biggest polluters, in the vain hope that if WE, give them enough money we might make our pathetic targets of 5% reductions by 2020… WTF? 🙄
So while the world looks on in disbelief and disgust at the pathetic policy direction of this, the most pathetic of excuses for a government; the truth is that the only thing that is and will continue to “Trickle down”, is the utter bull shit that dribbles from the mouths of our Prime Moron and his mendacious team, and then “Trickles down” their chins. 😯
So Tony, while the world looked on in admiration, at the way we weathered the GFC – that many countries are still trying to overcome – due to the early intervention that we employed with our stimulus package, and then likewise with our early intervention in dealing with the biggest dilemma facing the world… Climate Change, you and your mob;
- Cried foul.
- Said that climate change was… “CRAP”!
- Called the Carbon price… “Toxic Tax”, “Wrecking Ball through the economy” etc.
- Lied about its impact on household budgets.
- Claimed “$100 roasts” as a result of it.
- Said that towns like Whyalla would be wiped off the map.
- Etc, etc…
And now, as the world plays catchup on climate change; Australia, courtesy of Abbott and the LNP, have gone from 1st world leader… to 3rd world leaner, propping up the fossil fuel industry, and paying money and homage to those that are, and continue to be, in many ways responsible for the catastrophe that our planet is now facing!
In 1956, London was declared a smokeless zone, and coal was banned in favour of coke, as one of a number of environmental measure to clean up the smog… And clean it up, they did!
So is it any wonder that when Abbott declared recently that… “Coal is good for humanity”, the world, collectively, shook their heads at our stupidity!
And if the country of his birth knew the dangers of “Coal” in the 1950’s, why in 2014, can our neanderthal Prime Moron Abbott continue to deny the facts? ❓
And why is it that in the 21st century, when the science is in and the predictions for the future of our planet, are dire, and time is running out to do what needs to be done, the only option Abbott and the LNP will entertain is;
Trickle down environment policy… WTF?