We are all rich now!

29 02 2012

Gee… I honestly didn’t see that one coming. Cutting the “welfare for the wealthy” means everybody pays more:

HEALTH insurance premiums will jump by an average 5.06 per cent, or about $150 a year for typical family cover and even more for high earners, who also face losing all or part of the health fund rebate this year.
Premiums for families on high incomes could rise by more than $200 a year, and singles by more than $100 a year, once the new provisions for means testing of the rebate kick in. Premiums will rise from April 1.

Thank you ALP!

And thank you for this too:

ELECTRICITY generators have warned that they face a cashflow crunch of hundreds of millions of dollars to buy carbon tax permits as the latest greenhouse gas emissions figures suggest almost $4 billion of the $7.7bn to be raised in the first year of the policy will come from power companies…

The companies told The Australian yesterday they would try to recoup the cost through higher electricity prices, but because prices are set by bids in the national electricity market, they are uncertain how much they will be able to recover.

And this:

VIRGIN Australia says its domestic ticket prices will rise by as much as $6 per flight due to the federal government’s carbon pricing scheme.

Here are a couple of campaign slogans Julia may want to use:

ALP – Dedicated to lowering your standard of living!

ALP – Driving your prices higher!

ALP – Moving your prices forward!

ALP – Make Prosperity History!

Links via Andrew Bolt


Asbestos. Why should the government walk scott-free?

22 09 2009

OK here is the deal. Why do asbestos campaigners and labour unions only target private businesses for compensation? It is said that these businesses knew about the dangers but continued to profit the deadly products. But where was the government? Why didn’t the government step in and ban these products earlier? As a minimum we should investigate what the government knew about the dangers of asbestos at the time and why they didn’t outlaw its use.

Trust me, I am not one for government regulation. But the governments are only to eager to regulate our lives for our own “safety”. It is only fair that the victims should be entitled to know what the government knew about the dangers at the time and why they didn’t ban asbestos. Compensation may also need to be considered.

Call me a conspiracy theorist but the cosy relationship between the unions and the ALP may have something to do with the fact nobody asked these question of our government before.