Barnaby Joyce has come under fire for linking the Gillard government’s live export ban with an increase in asylum seeker boat arrivals. Here’s what he said:
Tasmania has provided yet another example of what happens when you let the lunatics run the asylum for too long. This time, it has run out of electricity to the point of needing 200 temporary diesel generators – at a start up cost of $44 million, plus operating costs of $22 million per month.
As you’ll soon see, these costs are merely the steam emanating from the hot pile of dung shoveled up in this scandal – whose key players include a greedy government owned hydroelectric operator, an inept State government and Australia’s most socialistic Prime Minister in history.
Even if you’re not Tasmanian, you should care about this: it’s your money that’s paying for it.
In 2006, the federal government had $45 billion in net assets (4% of GDP). Today, it has a cataclysmic $400 billion debt on the books, which is budgeted to grow to $480 billion within the next four years.
The hunt for where our money went continues here in Part 2:
The hunt for where our money went continues here in Part 3:
While Turnbull and Bishop try to
chophold hands with the Saudis on human rights, let’s go back to what Turnbull’s biggest focus should be – the budget. You know, that thing which currently has a $400 billion dollar debt sitting on the books, with annual deficits adding around $35 billion to the pile each year – and to which our future prosperity is tied.
‘I do have an understanding of what Tony Abbott is going through it is a very difficult thing you are very bruised and battered’, she said.
‘You don’t realise how intellectually and physically exhausted you are until you stop’.
You can always trust the Sydney Morning Herald to come up with this kind of garbage. I’ll spare you the frustration of reading the entire stink and take you straight to the A-grade journalism provided:
‘A big “sook”, said one Twitter user. Where is Abbott’s “fortitude”, asked another’.
News.com.au loves a good Abbott bashing and this time managed to find Monash University arts professor James Walter to join the party: