I am sick of pollies of both persuasions telling families they are doing it tough as it is a complete load of BS as they seem to have plenty of money to spend on fags, booze, flat screen TVs and pretentious McMansions. And as I have said, the reason they have too much money to spend is that little capricious bald headed moron Howard who gave the best of the mining boom away as tax breaks to curry favour with these greedy c*nts instead of spending it on much needed infrastructure. Oh well we had a balanced budget, but so what if one legacy of balanced budget is that our rail network is a shambles.
Meantime BDA, you keep listening to moronic shock jocks and the Murdoch acolytes over at the Daily Telegraph about how great Howard Mark 2 will be for everyone, not. I am also sick of hearing about pink bats. If you dont want your kid electrocuted then ensure they are properly educated so they do not have to work in crap dangerous jobs. But hey, cant afford education and flat screen televisions, oh and the stupid 4 wheel drive.
Yeh, you have it one I am sick of BDA,s drivel befitting of a Pauline Hansen rally. You must have spent a lifetime cultivating such ignorance.
Talk about drivel as long as your Left wing mates sell out the country to the Chinese and others we will never have a future let alone a decent rail network.
Bottom line is unless it pays for itself then it won't happen and while you spin BS about the Mining recource boom being wasted how about Chinese owned YanCoal not only not paying any so called MRRT as espoused by Gillard and Swan, We the taxpayers will actually be paying them 247.6 Million Dollars under the Mining Rent Recources tax system.(You can download the annual report it's all in there)
Almost a quarter of a Billion Dollars upgrades a lot of rail so we can use standard design Loco's.
And while we are talking about YanCoal all sides of Government have allowed Big Business to run roughshod over Australians while CFO's and CEO's raped and Pillaged our Industries to falsely make the bottom line look good so as they left they grabbed a great big fat bonus.
Pity that after raping and pillaging the Company it fell apart a few years after they left, All sides of Politics are guilty of that transgression against both Business and the people of the nation by allowing that sort of plunder to occurr.
You can waffle on all you want but when Multinationals and Big Corporations are allowed to do whatever they want the only thing we will be building in Australia will have to be made of Bamboo and tied together with string because that is what Socialists like the Labor party and the Greens want.
Then where is the new generation of Engineers and apprentices coming from to actually build this stuff, Paul keating shut down Cockatoo Island where every year 800 apprentices went through the system learning a multitude of skills that translated to exactly the skills needed for Locomotive manufacture.
Then we look at the closure of Chullora where we had the capability of producing a Chassis of up to 100 feet in length,Labor government shut that down and even when it was wound back it was subcontracting to private enterprise and making money, Admittedly only around 5 Million a year profit but it was maintained and not losing money and training apprentices.
Certainly not it's glory days of productivity, But with an ability in place to be ramped up as needed to actually make something once more as it had done in the past.
All Governments have lied about Privatisation being cost effective as everything privatised ends up costing us more and all too much of it has gone to overseas ownership.
While you Left wing wankers spin on about the Liberal party you ignore the very real fact that over the last 40 odd years the Labor and Liberal parties have basically swapped positions and the modern Liberal party is like the labor party once was and the labor party is selling us out to Foreign Interests,Do those in South Australia like their Electricity Bills as the Profits go back home to China.
Does everyone in NSW like the Council rates going through the roof because of the Carbon tax as well as Christina Kenneally selling off the NSW waste Authority to a Singaporean French joint venture.Then of course the Invaders on Boats what does a couple of Billion buy these days in rail Lines and Locos???
Now lets have some logic here whenever Government privatises something the New owner faces Commercial reallity usually a Ten Year Commercial Loan period to repay the outlay to purchase, Plus of course Interest then maintenance, Upgrades and Future proofing and they try to tell people selling off assets will save them money BS.Oh and of course they have to actually make a profit that also adds to the Bill shock.
Now lets see what they have not sold off has moved offshore for cheaper production costs and we not only are a small market in the scheme of things we think and act like we know better than the rest of the world and demand something different, Hell we are lucky anyone even bothers to make anything for us at all