Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Why I'll never run for Government

There's no surprise that every election begins once the most recent one has been won. And so it is with us. Still 18months to go but the campaign has been going for at least twelve months, if not longer - especially from the Opposition.

And what are they banging on about - besides the Carbon Tax and whether Climate Change really exists or not? Budget Surplus. It's every government's bugbear. What I can't understand is why. What's the surplus for? To me, having a surplus means that you haven't bothered spending anything on important stuff - schools, hospitals, police, infrastructure. I know having money in the bank is a good thing but honestly, what's it for? A rainy day? You can't get many more rainy days than what we're having at the moment.

Having said that, Labour has fucked up so badly that they're gone no matter when the election campaign truly starts.

Oh well, whaddayagoinado?


Gorilla Bananas said...

You've got a budget surplus? That's quite an achievement after the recent financial crisis, I don't think a country in Europe has a budget surplus. If I were Julia Gillard, I'd be telling the voters how good things are in Oz compared to the rest of the world.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Boy, GB took the words right out of my mouth! What's a surplus? Here in the U.S. we are in hock up to our ears. I'll never see a surplus again in my lifetime. Maybe my kids won't either. Same planet. Different world.

BeckEye said...

Hey, you give us your surplus so we can pay the Chinese. I'd rather owe you guys. I'd even offer myself up as a government hooker to "take it out in trade" with Hugh Jackman, some members of INXS, those Daddo brothers and Michael Johns.

tennysoneehemingway said...

GB: yeah, the surplus is all they're talking about. Not till 2013 but they're still banging on about it. And Julia is doing that but, to no avail it seems.

UB: yeah, differing goverments too. Basically, China is propping us up at the moment and when that falls through - as it inevitably will - we're gonna be in the same boat as you guys. Save us a bucket.

Beckeye: you have seen the members of INXS and the Daddo's recently, haven't you? Hugh Jackman though, you get in the line behind me, missy!!