Julia Gillard says her government won’t throw money at those who lose from economic reform
Point is: so why is major Australian economic reform even necessary? The previous government, whilst far from perfect, left us in good economic stead… and many of those great reforms stemmed from the Hawke Labor government.
So what does Gillard (Labor) even really mean by “reform”? Just what is she trying to reform us into?
Australia weathered the GFC remarkably well, despite insane spending packages (BER? NBN? stimulus?) that did/will do little except, primarily, fritter away billions for a sh!tter of a cost-benefit.
But what does her comment really mean, anyway? It’s vacuous. If I’m wrong, explain why.
Yes, apparently, the dirt poor will receive some rebates from off-the-chart energy price increases.
But why are those increases even there?
Global warming? What global warming? What climate change? Even, what global climate disruption?
The political and economic climate perhaps.
Desal plants at a mil a day with dams full?
Advocating (nay, implementing) under-developed near useless renewables whilst demonising advanced, clean, super-efficient nuclear power?
An expensive, rort-riddled education “revolution” that involves barely a textbook and not (perhaps thankfully) an ounce on teacher training?
I’ll tell you why. Julia Gillard is a Fabian (incremental) socialist. It’s no coincidence that she knows the military won’t eat her rotten egg omelet. Hence, she spends so much time at the schools, indoctrinating our kids.