Letter to the Editor
Conservative politicians and their leaders have for centuries declared war, not just on other countries, but on their own people.
Hitler, for example, declared war against his own people and on the world.
George W. Bush was an enthusiastic supporter of capital punishment and failed to look after returned service people and Hurricane Katrina victims. He declared a so-called "war on terror" which went on to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
Here in Queensland we have a Premier who has declared war on public servants, women, the poor and everyone else.
The conservatives, it appears, do not know how to create an income to service the people (the public servants) who deliver services to the poor and people generally. Conservatives do not seem to understand innovation and are not willing to take steps other than sacking people and destroying their livelihoods on a wrong-headed drive to save money.
It is the old, the infirm, the disabled, the sick and the young in the community who will suffer the most from Newman’s cuts.
Campbell Newman told public servants not to be afraid of him before the election. Now 20,000 public servants must go he says.
This conservative ideology delivers the type of economy that the USA currently has. It’s not a pretty picture – trillions of dollars in debt, high unemployment. Do we seriously want that for Queensland?
The message to all Queenslanders about Campbell Newman is: "Be afraid! Be very afraid!"
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North Queensland, 4818
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