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The Blame Shifting Continues

August 19, 2020 - 02:06 -- Admin

The public’s patience with Scott Morrison’s constant obfuscation, deflection and outright lies is starting to wear thin. As Abraham Lincoln said “you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”.

And we think Morrison may have reached the point of no return: once the public image of serial lying is set in stone, there’s no turning back. It might not be so evident right now, but this sentiment is starting to gain traction. And there’s no ‘Real Scott’ campaign to fall back on, because what the public sees with Scott Morrison is what they get. This is very real.

We were surprised to hear the hardware giant Bunnings is receiving JobKeeper subsidy support, even through their turnover is up by 19 per cent this year. And we were also surprised to hear some high-end accounting firms are also receiving JobKeeper.

It’s the price to be paid for getting the stimulus funding out as soon as possible, but surely the government could have foreseen some of these inequities and cleaned up the system so at least those in the cultural industries and the university sector could receive some of this support. Apparently, we’re all in this together. Just not everybody.

But we weren’t surprised to hear the Liberal Party is using Parliament House to hold three fundraising events and we think it’s the only reason why Scott Morrison changed his mind about holding Parliament again: to raise money for the Liberal Party.

Parliament House is not quite like a church or a sacred site, but there is something very off about using the seat of government to hold party-political fund raising events.

It’s seedy.

Music stings:

  • Betty’s Worry Or The Slab, Hunters and Collectors
  • Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Flying Remix), Ian Dury and The Blockheads
  • All Along The Watchtower, Afterhere
  • Gut Feeling, DEVO

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