“We’re not spending money on that anymore”

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51 Responses to “We’re not spending money on that anymore”

  1. Big_Nambas

    How will Flannery and his mates make their millions now? I can see it coming, global cooling caused by un-funding of Climate Change.

  2. H B Bear

    If only there was a political party committed to small government and lower taxes in Australia that would call out this bullshit too.

  3. Cradock's Choice

    Oh, the wailing and squealing that is going to cause.

    It’s delicious.

    Comrade Malcolm, Commissar of Wentworth, take note.

  4. John Comnenus

    LOL

    TRUMP IS KING, let his wisdom be received by all.

  5. .

    The fact that this is “radical” is a cause for concern.

    Of course the government ought to spend money in a manner which avoids duplication, mission creep and on programmes that have a positive ROI.

  6. Chistery

    But how can we destroy capitalism and re-engineer the economy to Neo-Marxist Feminist Therapy if you take away our climate change Trojan horse?

  7. stackja

    Al Gore got his share!

  8. duncanm

    where do we find a politician like this?

    Question
    Straight answer
    ‘next’

    No umming, ahhing, or trying to defend against the reporter’s questions. Just actions and the policies which triggered them.

  9. Snoopy

    Am I alone in thinking that this has received very little coverage in the media? It’s almost as if they don’t want the proles to think, “Great idea! Why doesn’t our government do that?”

    Meanwhile Four Corners tonight is running a climate scare story courtesy of Obama era Pentagon drones.

  10. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Credit where credit is due. Obama healed the world! He caused the oceans to cool. So how about some more nobel prizes to such a noble person?

  11. Roger

    where do we find a politician like this?

    Peter Dutton is the closest.

  12. Linden

    Yep if only our pollies were to be so direct!

  13. .

    Snoopy
    #2331513, posted on March 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    Am I alone in thinking that this has received very little coverage in the media? It’s almost as if they don’t want the proles to think, “Great idea! Why doesn’t our government do that?”

    Meanwhile Four Corners tonight is running a climate scare story courtesy of Obama era Pentagon drones.

    I reckon this is correct the same way I correctly predicted the media would virtually ignore/blacklist the ALA.

  14. DM OF WA

    So many on this list dismiss Trump for a perceived lack of ideological purity. Yet he is already doing things in America of which conservatives in Australia can only dream. Slash funding for the ABC, the arts qangos, global warming: dream on. Trump is only getting started!

  15. egg_

    Slash funding for the ABC, the arts qangos, global warming:

    Yup, drain the swamp trough!

  16. Speedbox

    “I reckon this is correct the same way I correctly predicted the media would virtually ignore/blacklist the ALA”.

    Yes, the media’s treatment of the ALA was a disgrace.

  17. duncanm

    It really is worth watching the whole press conference.

  18. mh

    Note the FNN ‘breaking news’ headline: Fierce Backlash to Trump’s New Budget Blueprint

    hahaha

  19. Noodles Romanoff

    Trump you magnificent bastard!

  20. Faye

    What will happen to all those bloodsuckers who will no longer have the beast to suck upon?

  21. JohnA

    Dot #2331493, posted on March 20, 2017, at 11:43 am

    The fact that this is “radical” is a cause for concern.

    Of course the government ought to spend money in a manner which avoids duplication, mission creep and on programmes that have a positive ROI.

    No, the government ought not to spend money on ANYTHING beyond law and order (in all its various forms: corporate as well as personal, criminal & civil, police, courts, and then sherrifs to enforce judgements) and civil and military defence (including border control, immigration).

  22. .

    Well, that is the implication, pilgrim!

  23. Mark M

    This is great, watching the liberal sacred cow get slaughtered and turned into big macs.

  24. .

    JohnA

    What about real property registration of title or interests? Personally I think that can be taken out of the ambit of the LPI and it can be shut down as well.

  25. Rob MW

    Slightly O/T but I can’t help it when the best news I’ve heard all year happens:

    Sod Off, Swampy!

    Hoping to shut down “open outcry” trading, where deals are shouted across the pit, the Greenpeaceniks ran onto the trading floor, according to the London Times, “blowing whistles and sounding fog horns, encountering little resistance from security guards. Rape alarms were tied to helium balloons to float to the ceiling and create noise out of reach.”

    But London traders, just after lunch, are more likely to be powered by two or three pints of strong ale than the milk of human kindness.

    The trespassers were set upon by traders, most of whom were under the age of 25. “They were kicking and punching men and women,” said a photographer, according to The Times of London. “It was really ugly. … They followed the [Greenpeace] guys into the lobby and kept kicking and punching them there. They literally kicked them on to the pavement.”

  26. .

    Sounds like a charming story about the preservation of private property rights.

    Did the security guards get fired?

  27. Bill

    It is great, great stuff. Apart from the protectionist instincts, I love all his policies.

    But he does control both houses and the Presidency.

  28. Zatara

    Alas, beautiful as it was, the massacre of greenies at the London Petroleum Exchange happened in 2005.

    They haven’t assembled the requisite balls to ask for a re-match.

  29. Amused

    Well, if you keep claiming the science is settled, I guess there’s no need to throw money at the science anymore. 😀

  30. H B Bear

    90% of Leftism could be eliminated overnight by turning off the taxpayer funding tap.

  31. Jessie

    Following the comment on science and national health, Mulvaney then states on climate change

    “we consider this a waste of your money, so we’re not going to fund it anymore”

    Brilliant
    The savings will be astronomical.

  32. Empire GTHO Phase III

    90% of Leftism could be eliminated overnight by turning off the taxpayer funding tap.

    Tax Strike. Now!

  33. Baldrick

    Bwhahahaha, Trump is God!

  34. Dr Fred Lenin

    H B Bear this is an example of the Dr Fred Mantra ,socialism cannot exist without other peoples money . Taxpayers in other countries will be asking ,if the USA is doing well without the climate scam ,why do we have it ? This could destroy political careers ,and they haven’t got slugs and grubs to fall back on!
    When are the receivers moving in ? Suppose the money has vanished into the Cayman Islands money pit ,that’s a favourite of the crooks .

  35. BoyfromTottenham

    I note Mulvaney’s key word: ‘a waste of YOUR (i.e. the taxpayer’s) money’! We could really do with this becoming standard language here – but I almost always hear our pollies say ‘THEIR money’ as if had not been taken off us taxpayers first.

  36. Driftforge

    As I noted in the Open thread the other day, Mulvaney is incredibly effective. Reminds me somewhat of Scott Morrison when he was on form as Immigration Minister; pity about what has happened since there.

  37. Gab

    I couldn’t get the video to play (my PC is having issues), so is it an announcement by Malcolm Turnbull that he’s not going to waste any more taxpayer money on the climate scam? Sinclair?

  38. Not spending money on the UN Climate Scam is only step number one.
    The next step will be to spend money on counter research of the climate to end this scam once and for all, otherwise it will be resurrected, it is a long game after all.

  39. egg_

    This is great, watching the liberal sacred cow get slaughtered and turned into big macs.

    Starving the ManBearPig beast.

  40. Up The Workers!

    Having taken that first step, he now needs to put all the gerbil worming carpet-baggers on notice that every last cent of the taxpayers’ embezzled cash, needs to be repaid.

    WITH INTEREST.

    SOONEST!

    That’ll make the shysters, frauds, professional bankrupts, con-artists, Clintons, carpet-baggers and Humpty-Dumpty scientists sit up and fart in church!

  41. Yohan

    It really is worth watching the whole press conference.

    Yes its worth it. This Mulvaney guy is great, he is not afraid to take it up to the journalists. Exactly what Trump needs.

  42. ev425128

    Agreed, Yohan, and thanks for the link duncanm. He cuts through the narrative behind questions and delivers deliberate and straight answers. All the while reminding the reporters (and anyone else watching the conference) that the budget blueprint is Trump delivering what he campaigned on.

    Loved the way he shut down the Brit (probably BBC) “starving millions, most vulnerable”: “America first, next question.” Also how he called out feel-good programs that DO NOT WORK.

  43. Yohan

    Maybe some Aussie politicians can take some cues from Mulvaney. How he dealt with ‘your cutting programs for the children and elderly’ questions.

  44. JohnA

    Dot: #2331627, posted on March 20, 2017, at 1:55 pm

    JohnA

    What about real property registration of title or interests? Personally I think that can be taken out of the ambit of the LPI and it can be shut down as well.

    Sorry – been out all day.

    Lora Norder function.

    A trustworthy registration of titles (of all kinds eg cars, boats, planes, items of value at risk of theft, as well as real property with its various encumbrances) is an essential aspect of an orderly society. It goes with the rule of law generally and contract law more specifically.

    If you don’t have certainty of title, then property rights are meaningless, sale and purchase contracts can’t be enforced, etc.

  45. NewChum

    A master class in slapping the press down without weasel words, dancing around answers or even accepting the premise of their question in some cases.

    I hope Joe Hockey watches this and realises what a useless oaf he really was. Lighting a cigar in celebration of his big spending labor budget thinking he had outsmarted everyone by ‘fairness’, when he could have just come out and said ‘we’re not spending your money on that any more’

    Delivered with an intensity of knowing he is in the right, that wasting borrowed money is indefensible, and that he is delivering campaign promises.

    I wonder if we can draft this guy for Australian pm? A step down for him, to be sure, but just one budget delivery to parliament would be joyous to watch.

  46. Crossie

    where do we find a politician like this?

    That’s just it, he is not a politician. In the US the president appoints department and agency heads from outside. Here in Australia we have the worst of all worlds, we have Ministers who are politicians and then the department and agency heads are public servants – troughers all.

  47. .

    If you don’t have certainty of title, then property rights are meaningless, sale and purchase contracts can’t be enforced, etc.

    Certainty of title doesn’t derive from the government per se.

  48. King Koala

    Certainty of title doesn’t derive from the government per se.

    Certainty of title depends on having the strength to enforce it.

  49. .

    That’s right. The LPI doesn’t matter so much as the court system.

  50. King Koala

    Dot, the courts don’t enforce anything. As Jefferson once said, the Court had made its decision now let them enforce it. Its the executive who enforces decisions of the judiciary. Certainty of title depends, per se, on whoever has the force to enforce it and in Australia that is the government.

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