THE long awaited election campaign is rocking ‘n rollin’. Voting will take place on November 25. The campaign will be short but not necessarily sweet.
Tim Nichols has hit the deck running with the LNP’s first promise to reduce payroll tax. And by how much? Up the threshold $25,000 a year for the next 10 years. A lot of good that will do. A pin prick if there ever was one. The LNP should be saying that they’d abolish payroll tax altogether. What an impost on business to be penalised for having a wage bill over 1.1 million and then taxed for employing people. The LNP should be advocating the creation of a state bank to create credit for the mega projects that are desperately needed.
Dam building is just one of them. All the parties will come out with meaningless promises. Why? Because since they have burdened us with so many regulations and insane laws there is little space for them to manoeuvre to make worth-while promises to the electorate. Seek alternatives to the main parties! — Jay Nauss