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Issues and outcomes : Comments

By Don Aitkin, published 3/9/2020

Election time is approaching in the ACT and in Queensland, with Western Australia early in 2021.

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Voters should be thinking about the lie of the 'all in it together' mantra and how the political class they are expected to choose from, the 'experts', and public servants, have been untouched by the China virus.

Thanks to the very selective treatment handed out by the Prime Minister, voters working in the private sector have suffered abominably, while he, his fellow privileged class, and public servants have actually prospered.

In the June quarter, private sector wages were $5.9 billion lower than in the March quarter, a 3.6% decline. Meanwhile, public sector wages were $768 million higher than in the March quarter, a 1.4% increase.

Public servants have been completely insulated from the economic devastation inflicted on the private sector by Scott Morrison. And, we are now in a recession caused by his lockdowns and the absurd behaviour of State tinpot dictators who have also had pay rises, despite their incompetence, arrogance and plain stupidity.

"The lockdowns have caused a monumental redistribution of wealth and economic opportunity from the private, productive part of the economy, to the rigid, risk-averse, public sector who then impose more rules and red tape on the private sector. (IPA)

But, the old adage that people get the politicians they deserve has never been more accurate than it is now in twenty first century Australia. Australians will line up like zombies to vote the same way they always have.

Voting for none of the scum is our only way we can make our feelings known. Voting encourages them to continue what they are doing - or worse.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 3 September 2020 9:45:37 AM
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ttbn,
So, who could we vote in then that is not worse than the incumbents ?
Posted by individual, Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:03:42 AM
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individual,

Well .... no-one. We write on our ballot papers something like 'None of these. I deserve better' and see what happens. Voting for the same sorts of people every three years is just the same as not voting. Voting for people with a record of letting us down is no different from not getting a vote in a dictatorship. They only way to drain the swamp is to leave the bastards thinking WTF when people haven't given any of them them permission to form a government. Risky, perhaps. But we can't keep going the way we are.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:35:51 AM
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Silly me. I just bunged a post in the article about Tarrant reminding you of the fact that Australia is currently being run by unelected health bureaucrats whom we certainly did not vote for last time.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:46:55 AM
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You're a funny old fellow Don. Like all aging coal lobyists, you are happy to listen to the expert medical advice pertaining to covid-19. I mean you're in it's crosshairs!

But when it comes to climatology, you bury your head somewhere warm and comfortable/refuse to look at the incontrovertible evidence?

Or that our very best recovery is tied to the world's cleanest, cheapest, safest energy. And no, it's not foreign-owned/foreign-controlled coal. Or the price-gouged energy it/they supply?

As for the elections? We the people will decide?

Trump could win? Because Biden is making the same mistake as Hillary, leading the popular vote and assuming that the polls are predicting an outcome/can coast to victory because he is not Trump?

Talks about building roads and bridges? As if, that'll do it? No big bold ideas, just bagging Trump for all he's worth?

And who knows how well negative politics will work? Albeit, maybe not as effective as it used to be?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:27:32 AM
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Common sense practical with real experience and knowledge people won't stand for election for fear of being personally trashed by the status quos attack dogs in the media and the public service. They fear for their families too.
This is exactly how the self serving want it.

Maybe when fear of losing what little we have left is greater.

On the bright side the bs and propaganda is losing effect every day now.
We can see the state desperation in the thuggery displays.
Posted by jamo, Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:38:09 AM
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