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It has been outlined, repeatedly, both in mainstream media and especially online that Tony Abbott has lied. He has broken pre-election promises and he has, let’s face it, made a bit of a twit of himself after he based the entire election campaign on NOT being a liar (as he claims the previous Labor government was with regard to implementing the carbon tax).
He has lied, and himself, Christopher Pyne and Joe Hockey continue to lie. That’s a fact.
What is more troubling to me and many observers of the Australian political stage is how out of touch our own government is with the temperature of their constituents right now.
That a government believes its people so inattentive, so naive, so incredibly gullible that they would be oblivious to cut throat measures that cut almost every throat of every working person in the country.
The discussion – so much of it rhetoric – since the budget was released has focused predominantly on profit, debt and blame. Perhaps many in the media and the government have forgotten that actual people – real, living, breathing, tax paying people – are going to be affected and instead of focusing so much on the lies and blame games they all need to come back down to earth and remember the people.
Joe Hockey said that he believes the budget “unshackles Australia”, but if we look at the people of Australia, we see the “unshackling” may not be what it seems.
This is by far the most controversial budget Australia has seen for many Prime Ministers and if Tony Abbott has taken our temperature wrong, it is time to make sure he knows it.