By Situation Theatre 24/08/2015. Updated 24/9/2019.
It's time we pulled the libs up by their bootstraps.
There is remarkable news out of Canberra this morning as the Prime Minister continues his preparations for war with Iran over in the United States.
Back in 2015, the man most qualified to speak on behalf of Aboriginal people, mining billionaire Twiggy Forrest, proposed a cashless welfare card to help powerful people gain more control over the lives of oppressed people. While universally condemned as a terrible idea, number one fan of terrible ideas Scott Morrison has endorsed the plan. The move has now radically backfired on the PM.
The head of the government, the Australian people, know how to retool a bad idea when they see one. Starting today, all federal spending will be made via a welfare card, ensuring 80% of purchases are for the public good.
While 20% can still be spend on goodies like helicopter flights, tax cuts for the rich, fossil fuel subsidies, and pointless submarines, this will be a massive reduction in the government's addiction to harmful spending.
The public is buzzing at the prospect of exerting greater control over the toxic habits of our leaders.