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EYE-BALL Opinion – The Nation is Slipping Away – can you feel it?


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– The Nation is Slipping Away –
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| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 10th Mar 2013 |
The WA poll result overnight is more evidence that Gillard is leading this Nation into a place of frustrated despair.

Being confronted with the need to make a decision to go against one’s natural inclinations, a life-time of support in a belief system – does harm to the mental wellbeing of all those disenfranchised voters.

When the policies and persona of the Leader of the Party you would normally vote for is just so horrific – it leads to a conflict within that generates negativity on a scale and on display across all sections of community, workplace, and social outlets.

Are we seeing the rejection of the ALP brand in State Government elections reflected in other ways that are leading to despair and depression issues?

A Depressed Nation:

Leadership is meant to inspire – to give purpose and a positive vibe – in what universe does Gillard give this much needed boost to the people?   It is the opposite and it is having consequences.

There are no assessments being made to what cost is attached to the damage Gillard is doing to the mental wellbeing of the Nation by anybody.

‘Depression’ as an illness is in epidemic proportions – more and more people are being diagnosed and categorised as depressive in all of its different forms.

There is no poll on the ebb and flow of ‘depression’ sufferers under different Governments.  Perhaps it is a poll worth testing – i.e. a poll question …

“Do you think “Depression” as a condition is somewhat controlled by voters attitudes toward Politicians and the way they govern?”

… and a follow up –

“Does Julia Gillard motivate negative thoughts within your household”

As support for the debate and/or discussion in a broader context –

  • How does a small business cope with tax promises given and then taken away – i.e. the promise of how the MRRT revenue was to be distributed?
  • How does an immigrant on a 457 visa now feel having come here for work and a chance at a new life?
  • How does a single mother deal with the change having been forced from a motherhood pension, to unemployment pension and a reduced value yet still required to pay the same amount of life expenses associated with raising her children?
  • How many people continue to live in despair because health budgets by the States are overloaded and the Federal Government plays hardball over Health funding?
  • How do the public deal and reconcile with a PM facing serious criminal allegations, all associated with the Unions who supported her in the assassination of Kevin Rudd?
  • Was the state of the Nation this bad under Rudd – or has Gillard really made things far worse?

Why does Gillard refuse to acknowledge that she is responsible for the mess the Nation is in?   Most political leaders know when it’s time to go – yet this PM refuses to budge and the Nation is in turmoil as a result.

State Elections:

There have been three State Elections in two years now that have delivered landslide victories to Coalition Governments – NSW, QLD, and WA.  Victoria also changed to a Coalition Government but not in landslide numbers.  Tasmania retained its status as a hung parliament and the NT went Coalition as well.

The same people who voted in these State elections are the same people who will vote in a Federal Election – surely the Federal ALP caucus members know their careers hang by a thread and is all as a result of Gillard’s horrendous record as PM.

In what universe does Federal Labor think it will be any different in the upcoming Federal Election?   These ALP MP’s in marginal seats – MP’s with up to a 10%-12% margin  are in trouble,  and if that does not motivate them then who are they?

The transference of the electoral emotion felt about Gillard is now spreading and like a contagion, the spread is infectious and will engulf all those standing idle and within Gillard’s scope.

It is unbelievable that the ALP Caucus continues to stand frozen – as if in a straitjacket – unable to speak, unable to think, unable to move – they are held in that zombie like position because they are beholding to Unions – and that is the crux.

Today [Sunday], and tomorrow in the lead up to the ALP caucus meeting before the House sits on Tuesday,  ALP MP’s and Senators will be pondering over a decision that is crucial to the survival of the ALP brand for decades to come.   Do you think any of them have any idea what is a stake?  I say let it die … let it splinter – let the Unions go their own way and the true values of non-union Labor supporters go their way.

The Unions:

The Unions are the infection – their intimidation, their promised riches to the faithful and loyal membership are all a part of the process of elevation to higher riches.  How do they spend their $1 billion in Union dues every year – where is the accountability in how these members dues are used in ‘slush fund’ style accounts for re-election campaigns?

Queensland employment layoffs since Newman took office have continued unabated and no Union has been able to save the jobs being lost.

In my local area – ‘Community Care’ has been closed and is now being outsourced to other charitable foundations in the area.  This is a State Government Dept operating in the area for nearly 4 decades.  The 40 odd staff being made redundant provided house and domestic type cleaning services.  It was an essential local service targeted at helping the aged and disabled residents living alone.  Some staff made redundant have been there for 35 odd years.

The Union(s) involved could do nothing but ask questions at employer and employee meetings which all amounted to nothing.

ALP and their new DNA:

On the larger scene – the debate on whether the public sector jobs created during the long rule under Peter Beattie and Anna Bligh were real jobs, or jobs created under a Labor Government to get unemployment down and give the illusion of a strong economy rages on.   We can all remember Peter Beattie guaranteeing that he would get unemployment under 5% … the question now arises after the cuts being made by Newman because of the despair surrounding the States finances – whether those jobs created were necessary?

It is easy to make the connection that the ALP style of Government builds up the hopes and dreams of workers through public sector employment, and another Government is force to tear it all down because the Government can’t afford to continue to pay those workers.

This is the essence of the two choices the people have to make when deciding on who is best qualified to Govern a Nation, a State, and Local Government.

ALP DNA chants  – ‘Jobs … Jobs … Jobs’  … and it is done as empire building within the public sector.   Not in the private sector but by dispensing taxpayer-funded contracts to party donors and supporters.   It is done by creating debt to fund this employment DNA.

The Reality of ALP’s DNA:

When the other side come to power, they are forced to tear it down and dispense incentives to big business as the engine room of commerce to drive employment through business opportunities in the private sector.  It’s a clear choice and all ALP supporters in love with an attitude of support mechanisms for the weaker should truly see what the ALP have become under Gillard.

The biggest business in Australia is Government business – Federal, States, and Local – getting a Government contract is a license to make money faster and with high profit margins and these opportunities are handed out to those who lobby highest in the donation and perks stakes.  The ‘lobbyist’ industry is the most corrupted industry on the planet and there is no real regulation in place to track the process of awarding Government contracts as the Obeid ICAC inquiry has revealed.

This endemic level of baseline corruption is accepted as the norm as is the way Government is comfortable with doing its business … the most corrupted sectors of Government are at the local level of Government.

Under Gillard – the private sector outside the mining sector has shrunk by more than the public sector has grown.  This will reverse when the Coalition governs and it is the electorate being herded like cattle to different pastures to try and feed on the opportunities being created.  These cattle have no real control over their fate and that is never more evident then under Gillard’s rule.

The Nation is weeping and Gillard is oblivious …

The EYE-BALL Opinion plea for action:

Gillard’s Government is poison to this Nation … how do we get rid of her now?

The message has to be sent – there are some 14 million registered voters represented by 150 MP’s – 72 of which are ALP.    If each of these 72 ALP MP’s received an e-mail, a fax, a phone call, or a letter from all the people who want her gone with a simple message like the one below –  :

This is a protest message …

… do you think it might motivate caucus …

Please – send this message to as many and as often as you can – bombard the Caucus Members with a message so clear and with weight of numbers that it will force them to act.

You could also think about sending it to the Independents, Oakeshott, Windsor, Wilkie, and Brandt,  as well … Katter already votes with the Coalition, and Slipper and Thompson are a lost cause and their fate already sealed.

Links to every MP e-mail can be found using the Australian Parliamentary Website Members and Senator links below … pick your an ALP MP or Senator, or send it to all – voice your opinion now.

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The EYE-BALL Opinion …

  1. barry
    March 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Good to see you catching on …..this has been going on since Rudd was elected, and Australia does nothing to prevent it .

    Probably the reason outsiders are invading the country .

    Who wouldn’t if get no opposition ,,,, even assistance .

    As a New Zealander said not long ago …” I can’t believe how dumb and stupid you Aussies are”.

    Need more be said?

    Australians don’t want their country. Unless , of course, someone else gives it to them .

    Won’t be long , and the wailing will begin.

    Big “PEACE ” conference in Melbourne next week……go watch your future rulers.

  2. March 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    That depression and welfare mentality is not only contagious, it is self perpetuating and swells like an gangrenous limb. By September we will need a disability Scheme, but with a reduced tax base simply can’t afford it.

    It has been interesting to hear Christine Milne say recently there are limitations.

    To this end, the Greens are advocating a 0.2% levy on the banks for 5 years which they will duly pass on to the mortgage belt. What would stop them from increasing their interest spread to cover the shortfall in profit?

    Anyway, leave poor Julia alone! She has just come back from a 5 night tour of duty in Sydney’s outer western suburbs, and deserves a bit of furlough before she faces up to the bear pit in Canberra on Tuesday. Some people do it so tuf

  3. hillbilly33
    March 11, 2013 at 11:14 am

    A very thoughtful and timely post Eyeball! Your pain as a life-time Labor supporter is plain to see and many true Labor supporters feel it just as intensely. You have incisively summed up the current mood in the electorate and focused on the cause.

    It has been my long lifetime experience that most Labor Governments throw money around in the manner you’ve outined and conservative governments have had to wear the odium of getting the country back on track. The Government of Gough Whitlam ( for whom I voted) is a classic example. Some good reforms were brought in but he allowed the Unions unlimited power to ride roughshod over the needs of the country and not have exorbitant wage rises linked to productivity.

    IMHO, his worst mistake was when he said: “I make no apology for making the public service the wage pace-setters in the community”. That started the era of reckless financial unaccountability and bureaucratic empire building which has dogged this nation ever since.

    When it all began to collapse in the shambles of rising world oil prices which, along with our own wage increase driven variety, drove inflation, plus the shambles of the Khemlani Loan affairn and many other monumental stuff-ups, Gough’s reaction kick-started the problem of the unemployed surfie culture and the generational long-term unemployed, happy to rely on welfare handouts. In effect, Gough raised the expectations of people above what the country could afford to pay.

    Tony Abbott and his team have an unenviable task of trying to unravel the tangled legislative mess which Labor and the Greens in particular have openly boasted they have created, in particular in relation to the destructive and totally useless tax on carbon dioxide. With a Government Credit Card maxed-out by the hapless Swan, Gillard & Co., the next few years are going to be extremely tough, but necessary, if we are not to leave future generations saddled with paying longer, for the disastrous mistakes of this cobbled together self-serving hotch-potch of ill-matched Labor/Greens/and so-called Independents.

    We can only hope the departure of Gillard will help lift the miasma of depression and despair her arguably sociopathic, lying, self-serving adventures have created, aided and abetted, even encouraged, by those who should have known better.

    The big test is for rusted-on Labor supporters is, are they prepared to put aside lifetime alllegiances and vote for what they know is in the best interests of Australia. As a swinging voter myself with no political affiliations, I can assure them it rests much easier on the conscience if they choose that path.

    Only in that way can the once great Labor Party be shocked into self-renewal to initially at least, provide the strong Opposition a truly democratic system needs to survive.

  4. March 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

    A wonderful comment Hillbilly and very much appreciated …


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