With the advent of the latest news of Campbell Newman looking to sell off some schools, and now thinking of doing away with compulsory voting in QLD, I thought it was worth re-visiting my poem “King Can Do Campbell”.
With these and all the other cuts that he has perpetrated on the people of QLD, is he a precursor to what an Abbott government would look like?
King Can do Campbell
He won the poll he beat the odds
And rode the wave of victory sweet
“I’m humbled”, he said, “by your trust in me”
Then he humbly scoffed at Blighs defeat
“We’ll be more transparent” was his pledge
As he sought to bypass the watchdogs role
Then employed Costello, his liberal mate
To fudge the books, to support his goal
To slash and burn the public sector
Sacking all that he could see
Cutting funding to hospitals
And support for disability
He said “I’m sorry if this causes pain
But cos of debt this needs to be.
Go whinge to those that lost their seats,
It’s all their fault…you can’t blame me.”
As Mayor of Brissy, his mates got rich
And his family business truly thrived
And though his stage is bigger now
His nepotism’s kept alive
The legacies from his Mayoral tenure
Expensive bikes and the great Clem seven
And now he’ll visit this upon us
In his own sad version of right wing heaven
So for those who wish to see our country
In the incompetent hands of the rabid right
Then look to Baillieu, O’Farrell and Newman
And ponder on our country’s plight.
For all these “leaders?”, lies and backflips
Are their proven stock in trade
Supported by self serving interests
With billions they’ve already made
So open eyes and ears and minds
To what is really being said
Ignore the slogans and the spin
Or by the nose you will be led
To hand the keys of this great nation
To the Abbott’s vacuous team
To rape and pillage our economy
And realise a nightmare… from the dream.
A friend in Victoria hurt herself on the way to work, and was effectively dumped by the workers comp system, while the respective insurance companies fought over who was liable, continually passing the buck.
Now we see Newmans gov talking about privatisation of the workers comp system in QLD. 😯
Talk a about realising a nightmare from the dream!
Just imagine what Abbott and Hockey could do, given the opportunity 👿 It doesn’t bare thinking about.
April 2013 Update.
With more and more cuts being made, and the Costello (I’ll tell you what you want to hear mate) Audit, about to be released along with the ensuing fire sale of assets, and the federal election looming, we need to see the link between Newman and Abbott as it is becoming increasingly clear that Newman is “Tony Abbotts Mini Me”.