posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 09:09 PM
Julia Gillard can not be trusted..but saying that, which politician can be trusted?
Although she has taken the cake on trust in my opinion..she lied about the Carbon tax, she clearly and without any room for misinterpretation, stated
that no government she leads would introduce a carbon tax. But she did it anyway.
She also said, without room for misinterpretation, that she would not introduce a new Medicare levy.
Yet that is exactly what she is doing. To the tune of a few hundred dollars, depending on how much you earn.
And why is she introducing this new levy? Because they don't have the money available to pay for her national disability scheme.
And you think if you vote Liberal you will evade this new levy? Nope. Abbott wont remove it, or not introduce his own.
Will he remove the Carbon tax? I doubt that.
When has any government removed a tax?
Did Labor remove the GST when they won power back from Howard?
Labor really should have brought back Kevin Rudd and ditched Julia Gillard.
The woman has no emotions. She has no character or charisma. She doesn't inspire you when you listen to her, she makes you want to rip your ears off
and poke your eyes out.
Oh, but she has cried on tv while addressing parliament. Big deal. It's just more of her setup staging to win voters over. She even wears a nifty
pair of reading glasses now. What she is trying to do is soften her image and appeal to more to voters.
But does that mean we should vote for the Liberal/National Coalition and Tony Abbott? Not even if hell froze over.
Can you imagine this guy at an international summit? He'd be running around in his speedos.
The National Broadband Network(NBN) mentioned above.
The Labor plan is actually the best plan, and it is being implemented right now. Thousands of homes and businesses are already connected via fiber
The Labor plan and current roll out delivers fiber optics to the home. Therefore taking advantage of the full capabilities fiber has to offer.
The Liberal plan will deliver fiber to the node, and maintain the copper infrastructure between the node and the home. So it will not take full
advantage of fiber.
The problem with this is that for many years to come, they will need to maintain the copper system in place. As time goes on and the copper degrades
even further, it will cost more to maintain and keep operational.
Then, at some stage in the future, 20 or 30 years or whenever, they will need to lay fiber from the node to the home anyway, and that will be even
more expensive then it is today.
It doesn't make much sense in the long run. The Liberals are ranting about government spending and waste. But their proposed plan for the NBN is a
massive waste of tax payers money, that dooms future generations to wasting tens of billions to play catch up with the rest of the developed world on
the 21st centuries equivalent of the freeway.
Either way who ever wins the election, we, the common people are screwed.
There are more mines operational in Australia now, then ever before.
But it is extremely difficult for people to break into the industry and secure a job. Why?
Because to gain the skills necessary, it costs thousands of dollars. Do you know how much it cost to get training to operate an excavator or dump
truck? Most ordinary people couldn't afford it.
And many mines only offer limited places for trainees and apprentices, and often the condition is you have to be living up in the middle of nowhere.
So you have to move your entire life to the middle of the Australian desert, on the hope of landing a position. What if you don't? Then what...
Do you know what many mine operators are doing however?
They are exploiting the 457 visa system.
They are bringing in cheap labor from overseas.
There's tens of thousands of New Zealanders here already, working soley in mines. These people work on a FIFO roster. FIFO meaning Fly in Fly out.
They are here for a couple weeks working on and living out at the mines. Then they are flown home with their money. Home as in New Zealand. So the
money they are paid, isn't even spent here in Australia on goods and services.
Effectively, jobs are being outsourced by flying in workers, and the money taken out of Australia.
Then there is the Philipinno workers. Even worse situation then with the New Zealanders. The South Australian government at one stage wanted to import
50,000 workers from the Phillippines under new special visas just for them.
And to top all that off, you have the illegal immigrants who just keep arriving on our shores.
People who burn their documents before entering Australian waters and when they see the Australian navy and air force coming to intercept them. I have
friends in the Air Force who have witnessed this happening.
And if that wasn't bad enough, now their are revelations of terrorists getting in.
Neither major party is going to deal with the real issues, because it would be anti-globalization. And neither are that.