Time for perestroika..

28th January 2013. As our current Government tries to further restrict free speech ,an opportune time to reprint an article on how our freedoms are being diminished in a similar way to cold war USSR, and how political correctness drives discussion underground Time for Perestroika ‘Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred’.

Lack of Trust…

25th January 2013.Recent articles have outlined the rort that is the family trust tax system. Not for butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers. The well heeled and their tame lawyers and accountants have been driving a horse and cart through the tax system for years. Never mind the country is in good hands, the wages and salaries earner will prop us up. “There are 3 types of accountant – those that can count and those that can’t.”

And on a gloomy note….

18th January 2013. Incompetence of political processes, intransigence of religion,suffocating air pollution and getting worse,global warming and getting worse, population out of control,superbugs out of control,rich getting richer,poor getting poorer, making war not peace. Sorry to say it folks – we’re doomed because of our own collective stupidity. Sit back and enjoy the ride but it aint going to be pleasant. “Silent Comment”

Past the post….

9th January 2013. So our governments are continually squealing about lack of funds, how about a tax on gambling in the hands of the recipient.. A share trade (now that is gambling ) is charged Capital Gains Tax on the difference between funds paid and funds received. So what is so different about a horse race In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.

Not Compulsory….

8th January 2013. I see the Queensland Liberal Government is pushing non compulsory voting. Good try, when studies indicate this method massively favours right wing parties as traditional left voters, the poor, disabled and disadvantaged struggle to live, let alone make it to the polling booth. “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

And on the affirmative….

5th January 2013.The power wielded by big oil, big pharma,big food, big finance etc in their rapacious search for profit and executive and owner remuneration is beyond the capacity of the individual to combat. Remember ‘justice’ belongs to those with money and these organizations have the money and in this litigious society woe betide individual action other than boycott. I am not in favour of nannystates but governments must at times step forward and do what governments are designed to do – represent the best interests of the people as a whole, because they are the only ones that can. ‘ Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true‘