Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Open Letter to Prime Minister Abbott

Dear M Rabbit,

It is well known that a NSW based Prime Minister does not garner the votes in our state that a Victorian based Prime Minister might. But sheesh, the admired PM, the late Ben Chifley, was from NSW and for goodness sakes, we voted for him. If you are a good Prime Minister, we Victorians can overlook state wars. Chifley was mostly a decent bloke.

Tone, mate, we desperately need money for our public transport system but if you say your government won't fund public transport for any state, ok, that includes us. Though Tone, the federal government has long funded suburban public transport, even that bloke Gough's party who's funeral you recently attended.

But now Tone, sorry, I am feeling less friendly, Mr Abbott, you have now said that you won't give Victoria $3 billion to fund an underground tunnel that is a bit more than just a tunnel. It destroys parkland, properties galore, involves ugly overground infrastructure and seems to mainly built for the benefit of trucking magnates. I don't think of it as being the Fox Tunnel for no reason.

That is ok Mr Abbott. We don't really want the tunnel, so you can keep your specific money for that. 

But Mr Abbott, I do not like to be threatened. I do not like you to threaten to withdraw $3 billion from Victoria if we elect the Labor Party in our state election, no matter what the money is spent on, allocated or withdrawn.

Prime Minister Abbott, do not threaten Victorians like that. We will vote how we will and you must deal with the result. If ever a politician was poorly advised about a media statement, you were on this one. You are Prime Minister of Australia, not Prime Minister of Canberra and New South Wales. You have done little for Victoria, rarely been here and I think that will be reflected in the result for the next federal election. Politicians of your standing are not normally so stupid, but I think you have really alienated the Victorian state vote.

Your citizen,

Andrew Highriser.




14 comments:

  1. Your post makes me think of the song : Dream, dream, dream ....
    Ever heard of a politician who keeps his promises ??

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    1. Yes Gattina, dream on, as we say.

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  2. Dickwad that he is, the prime minister is actually working against his own party's interests in Victoria. The more ridiculous the Federal conservatives are, the better Labour and the Greens will do in the state elections.

    The Federal Defence Minister warned that he would not trust the Government-owned defence builder and Australian workers to build defensive equipment for his own country!!!! It makes the conservatives look like prats.

    Senator Johnston launched the scathing attack on the ASC in the Senate during a debate about where Australia's next submarine fleet should be buil

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    1. He is indeed Hels, which is why they are keeping him away from Victoria. I would not trust a Liberal politician to act in the interests of all Australians, ever mind building a canoe. It is a foregone conclusion, I think, that they will come from Japan.

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  3. Most of what he has done for Canberra is negative. And he refuses to live here - just visits when Parliament is sitting. So Prime Minister for Canberra? Nah.
    At the moment I think he is Prime Minister for his ego - and his friends.

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    1. EC, yes, I should have left Canberra out of the rant. People who have capital to invest like him rather a lot, but oddly many others vote for him.

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  4. Perhaps our Prime Minister is a conciliatory and compromising individual in his private life but there is no evidence of these traits in his public persona. His body language and utterances are almost invariably of the 'my way or else no way' approach to any issues.

    As for being poorly advised, I can't believe he listens to any advice because if he is acting on advice then his advisers should have been sacked long ago.

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    1. Victor, he is certainly learning a lesson that he can't have everything his way. I really do wonder about the mind set of advisers. I know is is all about politics and being re-elected, but they don't seem to get that right either.

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  5. I'm glad someone else calls him Abbott the Rabbit too, it really does suit him.
    Merle..................

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    1. Merle, I can imagine him munching on a carrot likes Bugs.

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  6. M Rabbit, I like that a lot!
    So, he won't fund this and he won't fund that and he won't fund the other thing...what exactly IS he doing with all that taxpayer money? I was going to suggest his pockets must be awfully deep, but that can't be so, doesn't he get around in speedos?
    Has he had a Scrooge McDuck type vault added to his house? Hmmm?

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    1. You've got River. Scrooge, sitting on all that money. I am sure of it. He isn't spending it elsewhere.

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  7. Well that's telling him Andrew, as long as you know... he won't listen :) Role on the next elections and hopefully he'll be outta there!

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    1. Grace, every tweet, every blog post, every FB comment about him that is negative can only help his demise.

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