Tony Abbott Calls For Mature Three Word Slogan Debate About GST

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It is time to have a grown up, sensible conversation about a Big New Tax, the Prime Minister said today.

“Just as we did when we put forward a considered, level-headed case to Axe The Tax on carbon – which I might add was A Toxic Tax – it’s important to take the issue of tax reform seriously, ” Mr Abbott said.

“All we’re asking is for the Opposition, and in particular Electricity Bill Shorten, to grow up and engage with this complex issue with a little rigour”.

While he would not rule out any changes to the GST, Mr Abbott said it was incumbent on mature governments to consider all avenues to Repay The Deficit.

“This debt has been A Python Squeeze on our economy. With the Adults In Charge, we can finally look at ways to Stop The Waste, without the distraction of juvenile sloganeering,” he said.

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    Georgina Noble

    October 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    No comment on the tax! But if we could have a less abusive form of address between parliamentarians we just may manage good productive exchange.

    Mr Abbott asks for a more mature approach. He accuses Mr Shorten of being immature, calls for him to ‘grow up’. He refers to ‘juvenile sloganeering’ – stating that the adults are now in charge. Is any of that mature?

    Surely this is not good ground work for sorting out a difference of opinion. Perhaps respecting each other as fellow humans who work hard would be a more productive start!

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    John Squires

    October 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    What A D*ck !

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    Andrew (Andy) Alcock

    October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Okay. If the PM wants a sensible conversation about a Big New Tax, he can start getting the free loaders who pay very little or no tax to start paying their share eg the millionaire and billionaire executives and the big corporations that don’t even pay the same rate of tax as ordinary PAYE taxpayers. The polluting fossil fuel corporations and the owners of dirty industries should have their taxes increased to pay for the clean up that needs to be carried out for their despoliation of the environment.

    In Europe, about 12 nations have a Robin Hood tax, which is a small tax on the movement of huge sums of money carried out by the big corporations and financial institutions. This tax raises a lot of revenue which goes into projects to assist the poor and care for the environment.

    But it is the big corporations and the super wealthy whom Tony and his political cronies represent. This announcement to have a sensible discussion about tax is just a sly way of preparing the less well off Australians to accept another impost on them.

    He could also save a lot of money by not getting involved in Barack Obama’s latest war at the behest of the US Military Industrial Complex.

    They are also spending billions to terrify asylum seekers, which, apart from giving Australia a bad name internationally, is wasting huge amounts of taxpayers’ money.

    Of course, Abbott treats those who differ with him with total disrespect. He comes from a class that thinks it is born to lead and to ensure that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    Most “Liberal” politicians have acted like this for decades, however, the important message that we must send them is that the wealthy need to pay their share and ordinary people will not accept paying more tax while the wealthy are not paying their share.

    let’s tell them we want them to put the needs of ordinary Australians before the profits of a very few wealthy at home and abroad.

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    Maybe Satire

    October 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Way To Go!
    Tony Is Marvelous!

    Rich Are Over-taxed!!!!!! (Risky that one- almost 4 words)
    Tax The Poor.
    Lifters Not Leaners.
    Labor Obstructs Everything
    GST Rules OK! (Also questionable)

    Thank You Tony!

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    Meredith Lawrence

    October 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

    You can’t expect us to believe these quotes are real. You must be making them up. This is taking satire a bit too far.

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      Maybe Satire

      October 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      You can’t expect us to believe your post is real. You must be making fun of the Shovel’s mission statement that “the stories on this site are made up. Yep, even the one about Vladimir Putin marrying himself. The exception is for stories about Clive Palmer. We don’t make those ones up. He does.” This is taking satirical comments on satire too far.

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    October 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Maybe Abbott thinks “hypocrisy” is the new form of Stand-up Comedy.

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    October 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Just another day in politics, then.
    Oh wait, this is a satirical website.