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Prime Minister Abbott and Foreign Aid

Australia has a new Prime Minister, although it could be said Australia has not had a real Prime Minister for the last six years.  Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott is the new man and although a bit too religious for the taste of some, he seems a fundamentally decent bloke. Having someone wtith at least some principles which will make a nice change from the sad run of self servers Australia has had to endure during the tenure of the Australian Labor Party.

English: Tony Abbott in 2010.

English: Tony Abbott in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Labor Party got throughly trounced and it is hard to believe that so many still dont get why? Labour ran a shambolic campaign based on thought bubbles and fraulent charges of false costings.

Firstly, let’s dispence with costings nonsense, all parties will resist releasing any costings until the last minute. Why take the chance on providing free ammunition? Sorry when did the Labour party release their costings in 2007 was it one or two days before?

Laughably, the more Labor’s rusted on, inner twits raved about costings, the more it reminded joe average about labour’s litany of billion dollar budget and surplus misses. The Libs could not have planned it better. Seriously was there anyone in Australia who believed Gillard and Swan on the returns to surplus? Penny Wong was probably one of the best operators for the future of the ALP but after standing time after time behind the money clowns is now throughly compromised.

Bleating about Abbott cutting foreign aid? Seriously? Let’s look close to home for a start. Billions of dollars to Indonesia and meanwhile Indonesia uses that aid to help the poorest? Well actually no they don’t.  Indonesia has just received the another few Russian Jet fighters, 100 Leopard Tanks and now just signed off on a whole new batch of Apache Helicopters. Now call me naive, but Leopard Tanks and Apache choppers do not normally make the best delivery platform for aid delivery. Is there anyone in the real world who does not think foreign aid does not need a massive review?  Shall we talk about the billion of foreign aid misused (ok fraudlently misused) dumping free wads of cash in order to secure UN votes and promptly dumped once we had what we needed? Gee must be me because savings here seem a no brainer, add integrity and have billions.

Leopard Tanks

Leopard Tanks

The ALP campaign was a disaster, from the clown who said he wanted to move away from negative, it turned out that’s all EX PM Rudd had besides ill thought out nonsense like  “let’s move the Navy (how’s the costings on that?) NBN (How’s the costings on that?), Special Tax Zones..(costings amongst laughter). Of course, the attempts to attack the man brutally backfired. You may not like Abbott as traditional or overly religious or conservative but in a judgement of personal attributtes a pompous little public servant bully was exposed to the public by both his own party history. Again ask Joe Average who he would want living next door to him, Kevin (I dont care if your house is on fire just dont let it near me) Rudd or Abbott. Climate Change????  Oooh the warmest winter. Come on guys, the public is sick of this hyperbole and those kind of time frame references just make you look silly.

Critically, you would be hard pressed to find anyone that does not care about the enviroment but the average Australian is no longer going to tolerate ripping billions of dollars out of the ecomony (and their pockets) to feed an ever growing bunch of hangers-on to make exactly zero difference to the environment. Tell me again how many hangers on attended the Climate Change Conference in Cophenhagen? Tell me again what degree of difference in temperature Australia will achieve if Australia ceased All carbon emissions tomorrow? Now if you want to demonstrate that the millions/billions collected are going to actually rehabilate the Murray and Darling Basin then I might start listening again.  However you have no hope of me listening to the greens and their anti Israel nonsense.

TIME TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH GUYS