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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Economy

Abbott’s angry people … and How to create jobs

“Some might call the predicted thousands of trucks descending on Canberra ending up as hundreds (ABC, 21/8/11) a ‘flop’, but these Australians have every right to a peaceful presence on the parliamentary lawns,” Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“It seems like the prime qualification to be there is to be angry about something – these are Abbott’s angry people,” Senator Brown said.

“But it seems their views on some issues are fairly shorted sighted, very ‘me-now’.”

“The number of angry people in Canberra tomorrow will increase much more than the numbers of truckers arriving in town,” Senator Brown predicted.

First published: 2011-08-21 02:18 PM

And,
How to create jobs …

Green up the economy, for jobs’ sake: Brown

Thousands of people are facing losing their job and it’s the Greens’ policies that go further to address the two-speed economy, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“We will go to the tax forum with a proposal that we get back to the Treasury-recommended super profits tax, and a sovereign wealth fund, so that we, as a nation, can better consider how to support manufacturing,” Senator Brown said in Canberra.

“This is a two-speed and dysfunctional economy which should have had the support of the Greens’ proposed sovereign wealth fund and the resource super profits tax. The big parties should be doing better, particularly the Abbott opposition which has even opposed the much more modest mining tax proposed by the Gillard government.”

“We should always be innovating, the economy should be evolving, and there’s nothing innovative about digging minerals out of the ground and exporting the massive profits,” Senator Brown said.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Leonard Colquhoun

    August 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Another situation for an adaptation of the slogan of the US National Rifle Association: “Governments don’t create jobs, people do”.

    Yes, it needs some ‘except whens’ and ‘apart froms’, but by & large it is how economies work.

    As for comments pro and con re Senator Brown: at his core, he is an ideologue.

    Great ideas work best when divorced from power: Senator Brown and his Greens may have some great ideas, but others should be the ones with the responsibility of putting them into practice.

  2. John Groves

    August 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

    It is true what they say about the greens inculding Bob Brown the are all Communists. They believe that they are the only people that can be right and the majority of us are wrong and that we all should be controlled by legislation that they endorse.
    They also want to introduce more taxes to pay for their hair-brained schemes.

  3. John Alford

    August 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    #1Wrong, Sam. It’s the upper class welfare that needs to be targeted; most of the rest of us are paying our way. The wealthy simply rely on the ignorance of those lower down the socio-economic scale to fight their battles for them. Just a few well-targeted advertising campaigns in the commercial media and those who are not paying their fair share are laughing all the way to the bank. Seems to me Bob (and Kevin) have been vindicated on Mining Tax Version 1.

  4. William Boeder

    August 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Sam Betts you have ill-chosen to denigrate arguably Tasmania’s most prominent Statesman.

  5. Rob Blakers

    August 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Sam Betts #1 – do you really think that Bob B. lacks courage. Which patch of sand have you let your head rest within this last 30 years?

  6. Brenton

    August 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Abbott will rule via hate but there will be consequences to that!

  7. Sam Betts

    August 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    $1 bet Bob, I dare you to front the rally, and say hello and then explain in your slooooow, monotone voice just why all the taxes you want to impose on the working class are good for them. Show us what a true leader you think are? Could you handle it?. At least Howard and Keating had balls.

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