A letter to our Aussie cuzzies…
A condolence letter sent to our Aussie cuzzies…
from: Frank Macskasy
to: Sydney Morning Herald <email@example.com>
date: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
subject: Letters to the Editor
.The EditorSYDNEY MORNING HERALD.Sir/Madam,Now that Australian voters have made their decision at the ballot box, they can look forward to a change in government. They can also look forward to tax cuts promised by incoming PM, Tony Abbott.But what else do Australians have to look forward to?Well, if his government is anything like the National government we’ve had since 2008, Australians can also look forward to cuts in Federal government spending; massive redundancies in the state sector; a rise in unemployment; cuts to social and other government services; union-busting and fall in wages; and a resulting recession as a drop in spending flows through your economy as a whole.Here in New Zealand, that is precisely what has happened, with cuts to everything from early childhood education to border bio-security control (with resultant influx of foreign pests).
As for tax cuts – beware of sneaky governments. They tend to raise charges, sales taxes, fringe taxes, and other government fees to make up for the revenue shortfall.
So welcome to our world of fiscal austerity; entrenched high unemployment; and lower and lower wages.You seem to have caught our ‘bug’ – the “New Zealand Disease”.I wish you luck. You’ll be needing it.
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