Last night, in his budget speech, Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg said in his first few lines:
For the first time in 12 years, our nation is again paying its own way.
Hmmm. No. Not even close.
The GOVERNMENT is paying its way. And it is paying its way not through fiscal constraint or conservatism, but through increased taxes. Taxes taken ultimately at the point of a gun.
That’s right. To balance the government’s books, it has unbalanced everyone else’s books.
Was there 1 major program stopped? Was there 1 major line of expenditure cut?
And message to Canberra. To take from citizens and then return to citizens less the Canberra management fee is not something to be celebrated. It is something to be discouraged. Shall we call it fee for no service?
Just leave the money in the hands of the citizens. They know better how to spend it. And we won’t have to pay the Canberra management fee either.