A Brief Stopover on the way to Greece
September 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
Jeff Kennett could not have summed it up better;
“This has nothing to do with the governing of Australia. This is the promotion of Malcolm Turnbull. He couldn’t work with the team.”
It was only a few weeks ago that I blogged this;
The biggest loser in this whole debacle is Australia. The media have another assassination that they can write about for the next few months, ruminating over why Tony had to go and the disintegration of the Liberal Party. Malcolm has his chance of being the first President of the Australian republic. But worse, much, much, much worse…Bill Shorten has his reprieve, he can step down from the gallows…reinvigorated, reborn…no one will ever raise in parliament again the fact that he was involved in the political assassination of an elected prime minister as both sides now have blood on their hands.
There is no honour. There is no loyalty.
This type of politics puts the individual first and the country last. Behind every great strategy from every great nation, there was the political will to act as a team. Be this driven by the fact that a country was at war, or be it driven by great leaders who could pull a team together and motivate alignment to achieve the common good.
Jeff Kennett again;
“I took on government in Victoria under difficult circumstances, my popularity was down to nine per cent and we won the next election,”
With the selfishness we have seen in Australian politics and the media always ready to drive a wedge into the slightest crack caused by recalcitrant back-benchers, Australia will not have the determination, the willpower, the dedication of purpose required to avoid the train wreck that is coming.
Malcolm: “We need to have in this country — and we will have now — an economic vision, a leadership, that explains the great challenges and opportunities that we face,”
Malcolm, how do you explain to the 80% of families in Australia who pay less tax than they receive in welfare payments that they are going to receive less? This is not a matter of complexity. Every family know that if you spend more than you are earning, you’re going out the back door.
Malcolm will not win that battle. The only place he can go is;
- Superannuation – Which invests in Australian industry. Changing Super will cut the guts out of this investment.
- Negative Gearing – Watch the building industry fall off a cliff when you stuff with this
- Income Tax – We are already one of the highest taxed nations in the world
We’ve lost our income. We’re still spending like there was no tomorrow and no one is prepared to make a sacrifice.
Greece, here we come.