Knowing the influence the Sandpit has on popular opinion, Joe likes to keep me in the loop regarding the latest Liberal Party news.
He sent me this email last night.
Tonight Wayne Swan will deliver his sixth Budget.
In this Budget, Wayne Swan needs to do what he hasn’t done before – and that’s to be honest with the Australian people about the true state of the Budget. Australia’s quarter of a trillion dollar debt and four record deficits are testimony to a Treasurer who continues to hide from the truth about Australia’s worsening financial position. When you are dealing with the nation’s finances, anything less than honesty is totally unacceptable.
These are the tests that the Coalition will use to judge tonight’s Budget:
- Is the Budget based on honest and credible assumptions – or will it continue the dishonest paper shuffles and the ‘cook-the-books’ culture of recent years?
- Does it demonstrate a speedy path back to surplus in 2013-14 by cutting waste – or will Labor continue on with its profligate spending?
- Does it bring debt under control – or will Labor again increase the debt ceiling above its current $300 billion?
- Does it rule out new tax grabs such as further new taxes on superannuation?
- Does it detail how Labor will pay for its big spending initiatives like Gonski and the NDIS?
The time has come for Wayne Swan to stop making promises he cannot keep and to start telling the truth about the real state of the nation’s finances.
Joe Hockey Shadow Treasurer
Thanks for that Joe. I’m sure all the Sandpit readers will be in complete agreement, well those of sound mind anyway.
And btw, thanks for the link to the latest Liberal publication, ‘The Little Book of Big Labor Waste’.
Update for leftards too lazy to read a pdf:
These are but two examples of a litany of over sixty equally flagrant abuses of taxpayer funds in ‘The Little Book of Big Labor Waste’.
Of course leftards will continue to stick their fingers in their ears and shout ‘la la la’, while refusing to see anything other than their own failed socialist view and their dreams of one day, somewhere in the distant future, being given a chance to once more wreak havoc on Australian society and its economy.