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Welfare bill

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 07:31
by Lefty
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/03/labor-says-nick-xenophon-teams-welfare-deal-targets-australias-poorest-people

The governments welfare bill once enacted will achieve precisely nothing in terms of overall cost savings, any savings made in one place will be eaten up by the costs of shoving more people into poverty.

What a wonderful system - deliberately allow or create involuntary unemployment and disadvantage for the purpose of serving as a shock absorber against inflation (which is yesterday's bogeyman anyway) and then find more and more ways to increasingly punish the victims of the system for the crime of being victims of the system.

We could return to the policy of full employment which ran so successfully for decades following WW2 at any time - the only constraints are ideological.

Re: Welfare bill

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 08:07
by HBS Guy
Election this year! Cannot allow this incompetent, corrupt and divided government to go on!

Fuck the Greens, they could have made the DD so the start date was too late to have a DD (was a matter of ONE day.) But I guessn Dick Di Natale thought he could maybe pick up a couple more Senators in a DD. Now he will lose some at the next election. Greens, more right wing, more ideologically committed to to neoconseervatism and more corrupt than any other Party bar the Nats.

Re: Welfare bill

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 08:10
by Lefty
This incompetent, corrupt and divided government are going down the gurgler, no two ways about it!

Re: Welfare bill

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 08:26
by johnsmith
more ideological bullshit from the conalition

they're a disgrace.
I thought Xenophon was better than that but if he supports this then he's another dickhead.

Re: Welfare bill

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 08:28
by HBS Guy
X was always just a Lib.