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The rising 'cost of living' is a government problem : Comments

By Malcolm Roberts and Darren Nelson, published 15/3/2017

The final and hardest to understand 'cost-of-living' driver is banking.

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Turnbull and Morrison as as thick as two short planks. If they can't get get their 'savings' through the senate, they must cut spending.

There are plenty of free-loaders in Australia to take money from, starting with the Labor-inspired NDIS, which was never funded by them because they knew that they were not going to be in government following the election after their stupid commitment to the crackpot scheme. Foreign aid; handouts to RET rorters anything whereby low-lives are getting our money for nothing. Australians are sick of being ripped off by government, charity shonks and to many bloody public servants and non-contributing immigrants on the dole.
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 9:13:08 AM
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The need for Trump like economic activity?

Governor Sam Brownback; Republican, has pushed those type of policies in Kansas; he has made such a mess that it appears he is possibly going to be parashuted out of his position into a cushy position in Rome.

https://thinkprogress.org/is-sam-brownback-about-to-get-a-political-bailout-from-donald-trump-9545f12f5628#.6cq0yfv2p
Posted by ant, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 9:20:28 AM
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The sheer stupidity of Trump is displayed by:

Quote:

"Just days after floating budget cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that would undermine Americas weather prediction system, President Donald Trump made use of that very system to warn the public about the impending snowstorm and blizzard.
With predictions of a crippling storm headed for the Northeast, the president took to Twitter on Monday to warn people to be safe and pay attention to local officials."

From:

http://thinkprogress.org/trump-tweets-snowstorm-warning-from-the-agency-whose-budget-hes-trying-to-slash-5c4d2f93389b#.vpy8d63j1

The LNP are having a spotlight shone on right wing madness, their reference being the Trump administration.
Take Conway seriously, and people will send their micro wave ovens to the tip.
Posted by ant, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:03:49 AM
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Steve Bannon, the ex CEO of Brietbart, is having such an influence on advertisers to his former paper that advertisers are leaving in droves. Something like 1,400 companies advertisering on the Brietbart web site have left.

The LNP is in serious enough trouble, without copying the Trump administration which is manifesting as ideology gone mad.
Posted by ant, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:41:13 AM
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The cost of living is largely in the hands of the consumers. We don't need to buy the latest and the greatest. We don't need to pay out extra fees to send our kids to fancy schools. Neither do we need to waste our money on pokies and other forms of gambling, or excess liquor and smokes. These things are all within our personal control. Wake up Australia.
David
Posted by VK3AUU, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:44:22 AM
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"The rising 'cost of living' is a government problem".

Everything is a government problem because the government is involved in everything. And that's the problem.

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan

The issue isn't how the government can fix these problems. The issue is how to we get the government out of the way so that the problems can be fixed. Unfortunately after 5 decades of letting the government insinuate itself into every aspect of society, we now have a parliament which is able to exercise a veto on any and all proposals to pull back even a little.

To be fair, the authors allude to the need to get the government out of the way. But how to do that is not clear and I'm not sure there is a practical way to achieve it at present. Even if we were to be graced by a Trump like character, the ability of a PM to implement an agenda is not at the same level as that of a president. While Trump (or at least the GOP) control the Congress, the Presidency and (soon) the Supreme Court, I fear it'll be a long long time before any true reformer will have that luxury in Australia.

Things are going to get a lot worse before that'll happen.
Posted by mhaze, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:20:21 AM
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