Our misery is all Tony Abbott’s fault
The ABC Breakfast website claims:
The mining boom is back. Jobs are plentiful and incomes are rising. As a result, the Australian economy is the envy of a developed world mired in sovereign debt. But yet — we are feeling miserable..
According to the latest consumer sentiment survey, confidence plunged to recession levels in July, posting the biggest fall since the dark days of the GFC. Economists blame concerns over the global economy, but social researchers also suggest Tony Abbott’s negative campaign against the carbon tax is also behind the sentiment slump.
Who would have guessed?
With the appropriate prompting in her questions, Sheryle Bagwell was able to establish from Hugh MacKay in an interview this morning on Radio National’s Breakfast that the dip in consumer confidence was due to the following factors:
- there was a vacuum left from Kevin Rudd’s great moral challenge,
- there is now an international financial meltdown anticipated,
- there is a hung parliament,
- humans are not rational,
- people don’t like taxes: “they should have called it a “carbon penalty”,
- Abbott has used a Goebbels’ propaganda tactic of “he who tells the story first is the one who is believed”,
- when Gillard’s tax is in and the people stop overcompensating, the “mood might ease”.
Is it not passing strange that nowhere was it mooted in the interview that:
- a majority of Australians think the carbon tax is too complicated,
- they really do think it is bad and damaging,
- it is useless because it will not change the climate at all,
- it will not save the Barrier reef, or stop cyclones, or cyclical droughts and flooding rains,
- the Prime Minister lied before the last election,
- consequently, they are not listening to her and can’t bare the patronising obfuscation and unwillingness to answer questions directly and honestly,
- her crazy money shoveling, churning, and redistribution, and crazy $10 billion renewable extravaganza of wasteful overspending, may have something to with the electorates ill ease.
Why do we pay for a national broadcaster with our taxes [over $1 billion itself] when it is incapable of understanding, let a lone explaining the disastrous polling of the Gillard government, or why the carbon tax is so bad …