The Canberra government has again fallen. It is becoming a common theme. The Australian parliament are all in a big bus heading for a brick wall at 200km/h, and everyone is arguing about where they are going to sit.
Power bills are likely going to rise 2 to 5 per cent over the next year. It’s rubbish what we hear about the lowering of power bills. The price of power has never fallen, it has always risen; since privatisation it has sky rocketed. The Government does not own the power market, private enterprise does. It raises money for its shareholders, private enterprise is not a charity.
The citizens of this country continue to be bullied into accepting cultural values that do not align with our own laws and values. Australia’s current status was built on firm Western ethics, hard work, and the application of the industrial revolution. Only a firm stance, hard work and the courage to sacrifice have developed the land. How much different things would be if it had been an alternate power and culture that took hand, we will never know. Our current place in the world was derived of Roman history, and a long fight to separate religion and governance. Quite the price has been paid.
We are told we will retire at 70, yet recently there was a push to abolish pensions all together. None of these things seem apply to those in government who make the laws. Debt is the modern slavery. Australians have never been offended by a good day’s pay for a good day’s work. Tax cuts while we have massive deficits, a claim that this will infuse trickle down economics, more likely the suck upward of public funds to banks and organisations whose coffers are already overflowing.
Governments push these things and wonder why the general public are disgusted. The country’s current government politicians actually believed a banking royal commission was not necessary, rather embarrassing to say the least, but they appear unmoved by findings.
Instability in social and business arenas continues to grow as the people elected to govern conduct petty arguments akin to playground protests conducted in a primary school. When questioned our politicians appear to know more of the disastrous policies of the opposition than clear and defined fact about their own party. Their attitude is that it’s best to change the subject rather than talk about something you are not sure of.
The current political status quo in Canberra is inoperable. A one seat margin puts the power in the hands of small parties and in some cases individuals and as we have seen, without their assistance nothing gets done. It’s a recipe for disaster and we currently have a disaster. This latest kerfuffle highlights that the situation with our leaders is only getting worse.
We don’t vote for who is best, but generally against those we consider to be the poorer choice, however the chosen ones inevitably become the worst.