Sunday, August 22, 2010

The aftermath of the Australian Federal election 2010

We all breathe a sigh of relief that this election is over. Every body got tired of the negative and deceitful political spin at which Julia Gillard and the Labor Party were excelling. Julia Gillard must have mentioned the word Mr. Abbott millions of times in a negative way. At the moment we are in limbo and it will take some time to see who will take the federal helm.

One thing is clear, the elected independents will become very important in the power mix. It is just a pity that we didn’t get a few more good independents to help to “keep the bastards honest” as Don Chipp once said.

It is manifestly clear that the Labor party greatly underestimated Tony Abbott; he pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat. If this election had been a football match, Tony Abbot would have been declared the “Man of the match.”

The great tragedy of this election is that the narrow-minded and visually impaired Greens attained the balance of power in the Senate. The pain from this will be felt in our hip pockets from July 2011 when they take their position in the Senate.

Like cigarettes and tobacco, which have to be marked with a health warning, if the Greens have their way, all our electrical appliances will need the warning that “Use of this appliance will affect your hip pocket health,” as most of us will not be able to afford to pay electricity costs. But this is not all, there is more Green pain in store for you.

If the Greens have their way, our waters around Australia would be closed to fishing, which will wreck our fishing industry, cause unemployment and all the seafood would have to be imported. Most of this would come from the highly polluted waters in unhygienic fish farms of counties to our north. This would put our seafood restaurants in a very uncertain situation, as they, undoubtedly, would lose Australian customers.

You are justified in looking with trepidation to 6 years of Green dominance in the Australian Senate. There is no use crying over spilt milk, we have to live with what the voters have imposed on us, the ones that were influenced by political spin, instead by substance. – Werner
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My thought for today. - Werner
None are as blind as those who do not want to see.

1 comment:

Brian D. said...

Well, Werner, the bloody Greens got stronger...........but I thank you for your efforts to bring them down.
Keep up the good work! But it is better to try and fail than not to try at all.