Cost of living
WHILE the federal Labor government fights among itself, the problems it has created for this country and its people keep mounting up.
Families have to struggle with the runaway cost of living increases, made all the worse by Labor’s broken promises on the carbon tax, private health insurance and grocery watch and fuel watch.
The economy is in tatters with a complete loss of control of the Federal budget, which is shown through the five consecutive budget deficits and even more deficits forecast for coming years.
We now have a record government debt that is swiftly approaching the $300 billion debt ceiling, producing a yearly interest bill of $8 billion (which could be spent on more productive things if it wasn’t going into paying interest on the debt).
The mining industry is in serious decline with local jobs being lost and local business either downsizing or closing their doors as a result. Labor’s carbon tax and mining tax have significantly contributed to the downturn.
And then there’s the failed border protection policy – with almost 45,000 illegals on 733 boats reaching our shores under Labor, resulting in $10 billion in budget blowouts. The reality is no matter what happens to Labor’s leadership this week, the failed policies, the chaos, the dysfunction and the division will remain.
And under Labor things continue to get worse for ordinary Australians.
Next week, Labor’s carbon tax will increase, further adding pressure to family and small business costs.
Perhaps the squabbling should stop and the focus come back onto the issues that really matter. George Christensen MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR DAWSON