Since 2013 the LNP government has attacked we everyday Australians unmercifully, firstly in their first budget in 2014 they cut $80 Billion from public health and education (schools and hospitals) they have gone on to abolish almost every government benefit we used to have, the schoolkids bonus, family tax benefit B the list is almost endless. Most recently cutting penalty rates from the poorest paid working people in Australia, some of these people are lone parents, some are the bread winner in a one income family, and all are working poor.
Now just to add insult to injury we have heard today of wage increases for federal parliamentarians whose benefits are in the extreme category, and which they take at every opportunity, like being paid $270 per night to stay in your own home when in Canberra, and so many more. These LNP parliamentarians are the people who lobbied the Fair Work Australia for months to get the outcome they wanted on Thursday.
Everyday Australians must see the light, the LNP are a collective of greedy people who are servants of the world’s 0.1% of global wealthy people, the people who own 50% plus of the global economy. This LNP government, structures their tax policy in a way that offers multinational multibillion dollar foreign owned corporations to collect huge billion dollar incomes, and avoid paying a cent in income tax, they certainly are not concerned with the everyday Australian who continues to vote for them, heaven knows why? We have seen the Australian people suffer 1,186,000 unemployed and a further 1,398,000 underemployed people who are desperate for work, but who cannot find a job for love nor money. Australia now has a record 3 million plus people living below the poverty line, and upward of 200,000 homeless people yet this tory government don’t care a jot. It is a government for big business, not people.
I am going on 62 years of age and in my lifetime I have never seen this nation in worse shape, it feels as if we are in recession, and we probably are, it’s just that the ‘official figures’ don’t show it, the (ABS) themselves a victim of savage LNP cuts, so much so that last year’s Census could not be carried out properly. The independent research organization Roy Morgan Research puts the unemployment rate at 9.2% in December 2016 whereas government figures have it at 5.6%. I know which source I believe.
The ordinary Australian who ‘doesn’t follow politics’ had better begin to do so or he or she won’t know what hit them. While we are employed we don’t see the real picture, however when we lose our job, it becomes crystal clear. We must oust this uncaring, mean and nasty hypocritical LNP conservative government at the first possible opportunity, or we will have to write off a whole generation of Australians, just to appease the insatiable greed of a few wealthy selfish people.