I was Christened a Catholic. When I was being raised by my parents I was raised to tell the truth. While I was being taught at school I was taught to tell the truth. When working for my previous employer of many years, it was drummed into us all from day 1 that you must be honest, that there are no degrees of honesty. You are honest or you are not. To steal $1 or $1,000,000 is still theft and dishonesty.
In a nutshell we should be honest in our dealings with others and everything we do. For those who call themselves Christians there is also the declaration that telling a lie is a sin.
Well, what the hell happened to the LNP and their so called Christian members.
We have the LNP in QLD and the LNP Federally telling so many lies to get elected and break so may promises once elected, that we can no longer keep up with the overall results.
To say there will be no change to Medicare and then change it is a lie and a broken promise. Irrespective of whether you think we have a crisis or not you have lied and broken your promise. What you should do is not change Medicare, thereby keeping your promise, and tell us how you will change it at the next election and use it as your policy.
To say Public Servants have nothing to fear from an LNP government and then create a crisis supported by your own ideologically driven mates dodgy report to sack 14,000 Public Servants is a lie and a broken promise. What you should do is not sack 14,000 thereby keeping your promise, and tell us you will sack 14,000 at the next election. You actually could have frozen recruitment and achieved the same result over 3 years.
The lies and broken promises are far too numerous for me to comment on them all. What saddens me is that Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman have lowered the standards and reputations of politicians to less than scum.
I am sick of the comments “we all know politicians lie” what a copout, there is no need for politicians to lie and there is no need for us to accept their lies.
We need honesty brought back and this applies to all of them. The most honest politicians appear to be independents as they are scrutinised so intensely by both the LNP and the ALP who are determined to keep the cosy duopoly they currently enjoy.
We had Campbell Newman state that he would not negotiate with Independents if there was a Hung Parliament. I chastised him for his arrogance and his obvious disdain for voters who elected anyone other than an LNP member. I reminded him that we are in a democracy and if voters elect Independents he should respect that decision and negotiate with them as they are the representatives of Queensland Citizens.
Sadly the very next day Annastacia Palaszczuk says exactly the same thing. So guess what the ALP have lost my vote as well.
I am thoroughly disgusted that any MP will state they will not negotiate with democratically elected representatives of its citizens. We are not a dictatorship just yet and you are not ruling by decree. If you will not negotiate with Independents then get the hell out of our democratic parliament go and live in a country that you can rule with arrogance and no concern for its citizens.
I want a hung parliament. I want these leeches to negotiate with actual Independent members who are not mandated by Ideology. This a Democracy. Negotiation, Compromise, Bi Partisan Solutions.
I also want a Royal Commission into MPs Salaries , Benefits and Perks and Allowances. With all of these Allowances, Perks and Benefits and Pay Rises being given to them, being voted by them over many years without any vote by shareholders.
I demand that only valid proven expenses be reimbursed. I demand that a receipt be provided and no cash benefits be paid. I demand they have the same medical insurance and benefits as their citizens. I demand they have the same superannuation benefits as their citizens. I demand they have the same pension as their citizens. I demand the removal of all donations of any sort as this leads to corruption and influence of which there should be NONE. I demand they actually meet the public and hold forums where they can release their policies rather than wasted advertising. I demand their salaries are linked to other Public Servants payrises as they are Public Servants. I demand they stop treating their jobs as a right and a career and serve the people instead or serving themselves.
If you think I have become disillusioned and cynical about our political system then you are correct.
If there was a party that would stop the rot, stop the theft, stop the rorts, stop the lies, Restore the trust, Keep their promises, Tell the truth, Have good negotiation skills. Take their real policies to the election and have future visions for all citizens, then I would vote for them. Sadly there is not.
For my money, when you vote, please vote for an Independent, you may actually get an honest person who has your electorates interests at heart.