Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Enough!

Abbott brought it all on himself and he's reaping what he sowed.

Dr No in Opposition, everything was negative, everything was in crisis, the PM was a liar, outside events were no excuse for budget blowouts, changing circumstances were no excuse for changing policy.

It would all be so different if only he could be given the power to govern.

In the year or so since he was given power - he didn't win it, he was gifted it by Labor - it's been an unmitigated disaster.

More broken promises - read lies -  than you can poke a stick at, the most unfair budget proposals in living memory, arrogance causing a fractious Senate to be even more hostile, a huge budget blowout, no chance of meeting the 'budget in surplus' bragging.

As it was with Labor, the problem with the budget is falling revenues, and they're falling faster than ever. But there was no policy to do anything about that, just cuts to expenditure which affected ordinary people.

Meanwhile, multi-nationals get away with paying little or no tax, mining companies are given concessions, including our money to subsidise their fuel costs, while paying a fraction of what they should in tax. The paid parental leave rort is still on the cards, money for religious, and only religious, school counselors was found.

Worst of all are the lies. Just as his mentor John Winston Howard did, he said anything, told any number of lies, in the pursuit of power.

And it's continued, naturally enough, since he gained power. He's even lying about lying.

His election-eve promise of  'no cuts to the ABC or SBS', for example, was broken, he and his ministers obfuscated, using convoluted garbled phrases to try to con us into believing it wasn't a broken promise.

In the face of the obvious ridicule he now says the action 'was at odds' with his earlier pledge. At odds! He has broken his promise to the electorate. Another one.

It was changing circumstances that caused it, he claimed. The reason he was so scathing of when Labor used it.

Again like his mentor, he and his ministers are thrashing about blaming everyone but themselves.

The Opposition is the cause of so much of his problems, he tells us. They won't just rubber-stamp his proposals, they're being obstructive, they're 'feral' he says.

This from Dr No!

The debacle that was the Labor government, thanks largely to Kevin Rudd, was nothing compared to this rabble.

Deceit, lies, secrecy, arrogance, unfairness, looking after their mates at the expense of  ordinary people - even with Anonymous Bill  as Labor leader this will be a one-term government.

Abbott will be thrown on the scrap heap of history where he belongs.


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