Monday, 29 August 2016

It's all our fault (again) - how dare the poor and sick!

Scott Morrison (ScoMo) has gone a bit SSJoe (Hockey) lately. Is it something about the pressure of the job? I mean how hard can it be to flush money down an F-35 toilet and then blame the poor for eating? Or to watch as heaps of companies earning bazillions pay no tax and blame the poor for eating? All you have to do is yell a lot and be angry. Pretty much like SSJoe (smokin sloppy Joe).

SSJoe actually had the countenance for a bit of a holler though, being largely large. ScoMo is like some wimpy lightweight feigning toughness and comes across like, well a wimpy lightweight feigning toughness :s  Honestly the way he's carrying on now about us poor (again for the umpteenth time from this Abbott/Turnbull gov) he just looks entirely unconvincing and stupid.

The Lieberal lines are wearing very thin in voter land. Indeed we've had it all before. Not just from this gov but from those crazy as fuck Republicans in the US. It seems this gov hasn't any original ideas of it's own. The script, and even the slogans are all tired old history from overseas.
Not only is Mr Morrison playing at class war and division, with aged and stolen rhetoric, he hasn't even got his facts and terminology right. 

Perhaps it would behoove the treasurer to borrow another American politician's trick: we call it the Food Stamp Challenge. It's pretty basic: members of Congress attempt to make their lives work under the same restrictions they'd face on welfare: no prepared food, no wine at that function in the evening, and the total daily food spending can't exceed $6.37 per person in the household, which is what the average recipient gets. His parties would be cheaper, in any case, which might do more to plug the budget gap than demonising the poor will – his last big party cost more for the single evening than a Newstart recipient will get in a year. 

Mr Morrison would have you believe that your pensioner grandmother is the most vital threat to the Australian economy. That seems … unlikely at best, we'll say. 

Australians should be chary of this path, but if the government really wants to be the GOP, they'd do well to see where that's got the Republicans so far: fetishising the investment and business classes at the expense of anyone who's less fortunate so much that they're running Donald Trump – the ultimate businessman, we're told – for the Presidency. 

Jobs and growth (a slogan of George W. Bush in 2006) indeed. 

Or was Continuity with Change what they meant? It's hard, actually to figure out what the government of Australia means to do when they can only speak in discarded Americanisms. The Age 
 Even their anti-gay, anti-safe schools, anti-bestiality because gays, anti-Nazi gays, is all borrowed from far right religious lunatics in the US. We've heard it all before and the arguments are meaningless now. It's like they don't realise there's an internet FFS.

What makes them think that we Australian's will accept the same policy failures, rhetoric, and arguments from overseas when we've watch them from afar fail from overseas?