Sys­tem is bro­ken

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

WE are wit­ness­ing the death of the demo­cratic sys­tem.

Think not? Con­sider the re­sults of the last US elec­tion.

It seems, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­port­ing, that half the coun­try do not agree with the of­fi­cial re­sults and openly defy their con­sti­tu­tion.

Brexit, an­other in­stance. The losers now want a sec­ond go at the ref­er­en­dum.

Day­light sav­ing In Queens­land, same again.

I can’t name the wise per­son who said: “When the re­cip­i­ents of wel­fare can out-vote the providers of wel­fare, the sys­tem is bro­ken.” The sys­tem Is bro­ken.

It makes no dif­fer­ence to me as I have been a pen­sioner for many years and get my wel­fare no mat­ter which party is in power.

The coun­try is and has been in a good hands for quite some time.

Un­em­ploy­ment, low­est in years, half of them, un­em­ploy­able (that un­em­ploy­able fig­ure is never taken into ac­count).

Debt on the way down. A prob­lem for both sides of pol­i­tics. No more unau­tho­rised im­mi­grants, de­ten­tion cen­tres closed, chil­dren out of Nauru.

No coun­try can af­ford the wel­fare debt that now ex­ists.

Forty per cent of Aus­tralian work­ers pay no pos­i­tive in­come tax, over and above wel­fare re­ceived.

The tax of­fice is owed $20-some­thing bil­lion. Hence my orig­i­nal state­ment that the re­ceivers out­num­ber the providers?

That is un­de­ni­ably re­flected in the cur­rent polls. The sys­tem is bro­ken.

When it comes time, choose care­fully. John Brit­ton, Brins­mead

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