Mediocracy – Government by the Mediocre

Australia has a new government.  In a representative democracy, the stupid, wilfully ignorant and the greedy have as much right to be represented in our Parliament as I do.  And such people are well and truly represented in our current Parliament.

Our Prime Minister is an embarrassment.

Prime Minister Abbott is a climate change denier.  He believes that the science behind climate change warnings is “crap”. He became leader of the Liberal Party (now there’s a misnomer if ever there was one) when he and his fellow deniers back-stabbed their then leader, Malcolm Turnbull who was working with the government of the day to develop a bi-partisan approach to addressing the problems of climate change.

His first act in government is to introduce legislation to scrap a price on carbon.  He also wants to raise the debt ceiling by 40% to half a trillion dollars.  This from a man who talks about fiscal responsibility but has done nothing but scrap taxes, remove government services, antagonise our neighbour, Indonesia and blow out the budget deficit.

The fact that we elect such governments is a poor reflection on the ability of Australian citizens to critically analyse policy.  We are no longer a nation whose ethos is “a fair go for all and a helping hand for those in need”.  Under John Howard’s government we became a nation whose ethos is “look after number 1 and blame the victims.”  This government is taking us further along the loony “tea party” route.

I despair.

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bernadette
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 23:03:23

    hey, 🙂 long time no see. I have to agree with every word,!!! and now with that creep Pyne renigging on Gonski,its just ridiculous. What about Abbott today, the crap about keeping the promise they made not the one we think they made!! they out and out lied to the community. I am hoping for a double dissolution. think we’ll get one?

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  2. Peta
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:15:14

    Bernadette! How lovely to hear from you. Yeah, what really gets me is the way the Murdoch media crucified Julia Gillard for her lies but lets Abbott and fellow liars get away with it. Abbott has promised a double dissolution if the climate tax repeal is blocked by the Senate, but he probably lied about that too! If there was a double dissolution I’m afraid he’d be returned.

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