Month: March 2012

Wayne Swan is no statesman

Posted by – 22 March, 2012

Listen in shock and disgust at Wayne Swan’s behaviour. In case you missed it, this week Swan became the first Treasurer and Deputy PM to be kicked out of Parliament. Predictably the MSM have refused to cover the event.

Time to get real, no more free stuff

Posted by – 21 March, 2012


Where’s the trust (and the money)?

Posted by – 20 March, 2012

Rob ‘registered half-wit’ Oakeshott has some explaining to do over his apparent shady financial trust arrangements.

Where’s the certification?

Posted by – 20 March, 2012

If I am away from work for more than 1 day I need a medical certificate to access my sick leave. More than a week additional certification is required. Apparently though if you are a politician no medical certificate is required, especially if you are Craig Thomson:

My husband is sick. Actually, quite sick. He’s been in hospital twice in the past week, plus a GP’s surgery and a specialist’s office. He’s taking some time off work to (hopefully) aid him in his recovery. Not a big deal, or is it?

You see my husband is Craig Thomson MP.

Now Thomson belatedly organised a doctor’s letter on Wednesday. Frankly I need more proof for an absence going on 2 weeks because Parliament enters a long recess until May. Very convenient.

Our political class have no idea

Posted by – 20 March, 2012

It seems our political class have no idea where wealth comes from:

EMPLOYERS have reacted angrily to the passage of Julia Gillard’s mining tax, saying an associated superannuation boost will cost businesses $20 billion a year.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Labor’s 1 per cent company tax cut would be swamped by its hike in the superannuation guarantee from 9 to 12 per cent.

ACCI chief Peter Anderson said the superannuation rise would leave firms worse off than they were before the mining tax.

The cost of doing business and living in Australia should be the number one election issue.

‘I’m a socialist’, so stay away from my money!

Posted by – 19 March, 2012

Fool of the year:

Supermodel Elle Macpherson told shock jock Howard Stern Tuesday that she’s pulling for Barack Obama to be reelected.

“I’m living in London and I’m socialist,” she told her host. “What do you expect?”

Yes, well……

Smith’s Navy

Posted by – 19 March, 2012

The ship pictured below is Smith’s idea of a Navy, or a visible display of the contempt Smith has for the ADF.

Not only did Smith announce today that he was taking funding out of Defence – third year running – to help Swan’s budget mess, but he is also using Defence funding to procure a civilian ship for customs because their own budget is under pressure due to the ALP’s induced illegal immigration problem.

No wonder it was for sale – ugly. Shame there is no money for a larger and more credible surface combatant fleet.

I’m concerned as well

Posted by – 19 March, 2012

I have this horrible sinking feeling that the Coalition are going soft on spending cuts and on not increasing taxes. Hockey was elusive on the Bolt Report yesterday on not increasing business taxes, while he only promised to merge the Environment and Climate Change department’s while previously a commitment was given to abolishing the CC department altogether.

The Coalition also support increasing the superannuation contribution to 12% and then there is the disastrous maternity leave policy.

Maybe this is just politicking – I just need a stronger signal that the Coalition will not raise taxes and will gut the Federal government.

What’s the problem?

Posted by – 18 March, 2012

Penny Wong says:

Finance Minister Penny Wong has released a costings document that finds the Opposition’s policies would put the budget $9 billion in deficit next financial year.

Well the current budget is in deficit of between $30 to $40 billion, so $9 billion is a good start.

F1 is back

Posted by – 18 March, 2012

A few quick points before today’s race.

Webber out qualified Vettel. Nice.

QANTAS choir is a disgrace. How dare they sing the national anthem so badly.

Where is the RAAF and fly by! Bloody Stephen Smith.

The circuit and Melbourne are looking incredible. Definitely one of the top three races on the calender.

Massa is an embarrassment.

UPDATE

Great race atrocious TV coverage. Webber did well after being banged about on the opening corner. If he wasn’t such a weak starter…