Hockey grants mothers yet more entitlements
JOE Hockey (pictured) has done it again, opened his mouth to change feet. This guy is just so out of touch, he is so full of his own self-importance that he has absolutely no idea of the real world.
His statement, ( SM, Aug 30) “We are the first generation to be very active fathers”. What an insult to fathers over the generations who have really been active in their family lives, not just the occasional, once a month token contribution to family life Hockey gives but a genuine commitment to ensuring that their wives and children have a better life than the life they had.
This self-indulgent politician, who lives a life of entitlement, has no right to pass his own judgment on all fathers over the past generations.
This will go down as an- other, “poor people don’t drive cars” foot in the mouth moment.
This guy would do a lot better concentrating on his own job, while he still has it, rather than passing ill-considered judgments on other people. Richard Crofts, Sunnybank Hills WHAT ever happened to Joe Hockey’s plan to end the age of entitlement? Now he wants to continue to pay welfare to women in paid employment, according to a Government white paper soon to be released.
He says it would encourage an increase of about 4 per cent in the participation rate of women wanting to work and it would be good for the economy. If he took the time, he’d find out the national unemployment rate for both gen- ders was around 6 per cent. If Mr Hockey concentrated on a policy to get that number down he’d find it would be even better for the economy.
What would also be good for the economy is a treasurer who actually knows what he’s doing and not someone who just goes off on tangents that he thinks will buy votes. Phil Greenhill, Bellbird Park WITH almost a million unemployed Australians already, and many more underemployed, I wonder where the extra women that Hockey and Abbott are talking about will get a job? Promises are easy, but finding jobs is impossible. Max Tanzer, Elliott Heads AFTER the republic distraction, this time it’s “working mums keeping part of their benefits”, in these economically challenging times when it’s never too challenging to afford to spend tax dollars to buy popularity when one has the keys to Treasury.
Where are all these jobs for mums to go back to? Is it back to jobs on the weekend that would have penalty rates wiped out if this Government had it’s way? K.J. Lewis, Tarragindi THE Australian Monarchist League is not worried about Mr Hockey joining Peter FitzSimons to lead the push towards a republic. We do not believe, even given the enormous power and influence that both have the potential to mobilise, they will be able to persuade Australians to vote to remove the Crown. Philip Benwell, Coorparoo