Short straw for wa­ter vet­er­ans

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

I NO­TICE that our wa­ter vet­er­ans are be­ing given the short straw again.

This time, pen­sion­ers are not keep­ing up with the cost of liv­ing ex­penses. On the re­verse side, il­le­gal im­mi­grants are given nice fat wel­fare cheques as soon as they ar­rive, plus a hard­ship al­lowance.

This is not an er­ror com­mit­ted by well mean­ing idiots. It is a power tac­tic by politi­cians who ob­vi­ously be­lieve that the hard work­ing tax­payer is noth­ing more than a means to pro­vide money for their waste­ful poli­cies. Whether peo­ple want to hear it or not this sce­nario man­i­fests it­self when a La­bor gov­ern­ment is in charge. It is the re-in­car­na­tion of an ar­ro­gant type of aris­toc­racy.

The tragic part of all this is that to­day’s po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are the grand­chil­dren of hard work­ers who fought for the right to be treated with fair­ness and dig­nity, a right which they now deny the ma­jor­ity of work­ing Aus­tralians. How soon we for­get. R. GLED­HILL, Townsville.

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