I’ve raised the white flag. Yes, there are still a few days to go and stranger things have happened but I’ve resigned myself to the horrible thought that Tony Abbott will be standing tall after Saturday night.
We all gave it our best shot. And we will keep giving it our best shot after Saturday, but I think it’ll be easier for us when people eventually see that the government they voted for is not the government they got. It will soon enough become evident that the new government has the interests of the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Gina Rinehart and George Pell closer to their heart than the millions of people who helped vote them in.
What can I say?
The words of Facebooker Perpetually Enraged says it better than me. PE says:
I give in . . .
I’ve finally decided that the MSM is right, the Opposition policies are exactly what we need at the moment.
I desperately want:
The elimination of the schoolkids bonus
The capping of superannuation at 9%
The PPL that benefits 50,000 women to the detriment of 9,000,000
The elimination of the Carbon Price and all its benefits
The elimination of the MRRT so the miners get richer
The elimination of pay increases for aged care workers
The elimination of Medicare Locals
The reduction of the tax free threshold from $18,000 to $6,000
The reintroduction of the non means tested health rebate
The reduction in funding for schools
The reduction in health funding
The destruction of our environment
The destruction of the world class NBN
The deferral of marriage equality
The attacks on unions and the workers they represent
The reduction of wages and conditions
The reduction in productivity
The death of the car industry in Australia
The death of the ABC as we know it
The increase in Murdoch’s media ownership
The loss of our AAA credit rating
The increase in unemployment
The increase in the GST
The elimination of the low income super contribution
The increased cruelty to refugees
The embarrassment of Abbott and Bishop on the world stage
The embarrassment of Hockey and Robb in control of the economy
The deceitful, immoral, dishonest Brandis as Attorney General
The elimination of the World Heritage listing in Tasmania
The elimination of the Marine Parks legislation
The investment in roads rather than public transport
The robbing of the poor to give to the rich
The forcing of public schools to become independent
The further erosion of TAFE and trades training
The march towards Uni for the rich, started under Howard
The increase in dishonesty, deceit, hubris and obfuscation
The decrease in social equity and a fair go for all
All this and more . . .
Well said, PE. It’s pleasing to know that that’s what people will be voting for. But when they wake up, it will be easier for us to work together to remove Tony Abbott in 2016 than it has been keeping him out of office in 2013.