Look­ing in­ward

Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY -

GOV­ERN­MENTS at all lev­els in Aus­tralia must pull their horns in.

Get real with the dis­tri­bu­tion of ex­torted tax and rate mon­eys of which they are charged with con­trol and dis­tri­bu­tion.

All lev­els of gov­ern­ment and mu­nic­i­pal coun­cils have per­fected the funds us­age to a level of real largess.

No longer do we, the providers of this pool of money, ob­serve a level of real un­der­stand­ing of these elected politi­cians and coun­cil­lors, of re­straint.

They are too self-serv­ing, ‘party’ ori­en­tated, in­dul­gent to a point.

Too many perks, self-granted, stat­ing they are elected with a ‘man­date’ to grant and sur­round them­selves with a ‘jumped up’ life­style.

We, the providers for fund­ing for this largess, are fed up with be­ing treated like the prover­bial mush­rooms and squeezed like a long and empty tube of tooth­paste.

We now de­mand that all de­ci­sions by these bod­ies must be to­ward us, Aus­tralian mem­bers’, def­i­nite, spe­cific ben­e­fit!

Cut out the worldly grand­stand­ing, throw­ing ex­or­bi­tant amounts of funds world­wide that are badly needed for en­sur­ing suf­fi­cient in­fras­truc­tural fa­cil­i­ties far into our fu­ture.

Many more wa­ter stor­age fa­cil­i­ties, up­graded ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties, health treat­ment and con­cen­trate on strength­en­ing the ad­vance­ment on im­prove­ment of food sup­plies suf­fi­cient for Aus­tralians sus­tain­ment.

All men­tioned lev­els of gov­er­nance must get real.

No more squan­der­ing of hard-won fund­ing wasted on coun­tries con­trolled by cor­rup­tion and had thou­sands of years to have im­proved their lot and dug them­selves into a world of hurt.

These coun­tries must solve their own prob­lems.

We Aus­tralians must look af­ter our own. — B. Fowke, Re­gency Downs

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