Possibly due to the speed and spread of electronic communications, elected governments are turning more and more into a presidential nature.
Tony Abbott appears to be a decent enough bloke and he plays the baby-kissing and hand-shaking game with great skill. For all that, it was quite clear even before the win in September last that he would be unable to cope. Being burdened with a bagful of hang-ups from birth causing him to be consumed with an outsize need for an ego trip as well as a mindset wired into the 19th century, there was no question that he would be lucky to see out one term.
Les Heimann writes: A tactic by any other name. The conservative bible is partially written and is a political distraction as a one-sided document produced to “quell the masses” so as to accept an otherwise less bitter pill called the budget. More important is the ultra- conservative profit-driven direction pursued by Abbott government. What greater example of the political hue is there than that of determining “the senior solution”?
Abolish the superannuation contribution increase to 12% and raise even further the retirement age. Costs less for the employer and hurts more the person. Ask a miner if he will still be working at 70 years of age.
As said before the election: elect this mob at your peril. Welcome to Australia’s Tea Party.