The Wrong Priorities

Government is throwing money in all the wrong directions as the country struggles with a cost-of-living crisis.

The Wrong Priorities
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I wonder when the government will take notice of the cost of living pressure they are heaping upon families?

After all, it's their policies that are pushing power prices up and strangling supply with all kinds of business tape.

Easing these impediments to business would liberate capital and resources, allowing further investment and production. We'd all be better off.

The government clearly sees it differently as their priorities appear to be elsewhere.

They are doubling aid to the Palestinian territories (to $70 million) despite it being used to support terrorists via martyr payments and the like.

We're shipping another $100 million in military trucks to Ukraine despite our own defence forces lacking key kit and not being fit for service.

Their even pumping $30 million of your cash into 'Jet Zero' which is an impossible zero-carbon plan for the jets of multi-billionaires.

While these may seem like fantastic sums of money, they are but a mere drop in the ocean when it comes to government waste.

In that respect, there are tens of billions of dollars wasted on thought-bubble policies that always seem to enrich insiders.

Then we have the 'well-considered' policies that end up driving the country apart. That's essentially what The Voice referendum is.

It's costing hundreds of millions of dollars to push an agenda that most of the country doesn't want.

If The Voice succeeds, the country will be divided by race. If it fails, those on the losing side will decry the country as racist.

It's a lose-lose that's been a decade in the making.

If those behind it couldn't even detail what it would do and how it would work after ten years of talking about it, one has to wonder why they should have any position of authority at all.

That attitude is now permeating through the electorate. The people are waking up to the dangers of The Voice and know it shouldn't be a priority.

In a recent prompted survey, just one in ten people nominated The Voice (and indigenous issues) as important while three-quarters wanted the government to focus on the cost of living.

That's a decisive message about where the government priorities should lie.

The big problem is that they (govt) seem ill equipped to actually deal with the issues that matter.

They are so focussed on empowering their mates and entrenching wokeness into every decision, they cannot see the wood for the trees.

The electricity fiasco is a great example. They are pushing renewables for ideological not environmental reasons. Many are getting wealthy catering to the avalanche of government money being piled into the sector.

Ideology also drives out base-load power making our grid less reliable and pushing prices up, making the cost-of-living crisis worse.

Giving people handouts to cover the power bills while handing billions to the renewable companies causing the problem isn't a fix. It's a fig leaf trying to cover an orgy of rent-seekers.

At some point, they'll be dragged, kicking and screaming, back into the real world the rest of us live in.

Th catalyst will be more about political survival than making things better.

Regrettably, by the time they get to that point, most of the damage will have been done.

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