“they’re calling it a master stroke
Kevvie’s such a lovely bloke
a holiday on PNG
all at cost to you and me”
Our recently re-installed Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has pledged to give asylum-seekers “no chance” of settling in Australia if they arrive by boat, under a dramatic toughening of border protection.
This latest Rudd brain fart is a time bomb in the making. Band-Aid Kevin strikes again. Not only will Australian taxpayers have to (more…)
Following Iain’s lead I have become an avid recipient of Labor’s emails to the party faithful. Given that I’m also signed up to the Libs’ emails, I’d like to ‘compare the pair’.
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.
Gillard gives economists a schoolyard lecture on the nation’s economy.
Given Labor’s recent incursions into our lives, such as the proposed internet filter, the proposed ban on offensive speech and the proposed media controls, it does make you wonder what they have next in their totalitarian grab bag of social change.
That they are relying on ‘useful idiots’ to further this agenda is disturbing.
poem ditty by GD
Kevvie in his kevlar suit
laughing ‘cos it’s all a hoot
Simon Crean gets the boot,
another day in Labor
Stephen Conroy’s face is red
his underpants are on his head
the censorship is all shot dead,
another Labor failure
the deficit is on the loose
Swan is looking like a goose
spending all with no excuse,
another a drunken sailor
the rusted-ons believe in Rudd
to save them from this bath in mud
but really he’s another dud,
not a Labor saviour
the voters wait with bated breath
to hear about a Labor death
but Joolia is such a pest,
it’s six months more hard Labor!
While Iain is awaiting his muse, here’s a bit of light entertainment courtesy of Rooty Hill RSL.
Meanwhile, the Unreal Julia visited the western suburbs in what can only described as the visit that the real Joolia should have made.