Australians are a wake-up to the danger of Labor and the Greens, Bernardi says
Parliament has resumed for 2012 and the political temperature has not cooled since we left last year. The pressure is already starting to show within the Labor-Greens alliance as Labor leadership tensions take hold.
That Kevin Rudd still covets the job of Prime Minister is no surprise to political observers. He has not cauterised the deep wounds left from his brutal political butchering at the hands of Julia Gillard and the faceless men of the Labor Party. The fact that many of those faceless men are prepared to even consider reinstalling Rudd as leader says a great deal about the parlous state of our federal government.
Notwithstanding the perverse pleasure in observing the leadership woes of the Labor Party, it is morbidly fascinating to see the desperate scramble by Greens leader Bob Brown to vigorously defend the power that was handed to him by Julia Gillard.
In fact, Brown has actually condemned criticism of Prime Minister Gillard as ‘sexist’.
But the Australian people are waking up to the dangerous agenda put forward by the Labor Party and the Greens. Whatever their rhetoric, the end game is bigger government, higher taxes and a growing public debt. Ultimately, the result is a dysfunctional, inefficient and stifling government which creates a less prosperous society.
The evidence of this end game is overwhelming. We had zero jobs growth nationally in the last year, our national debt has grown to over $160 billion, cost of living increases are crippling household budgets and business investment is gradually drying up. These are all a direct result of the policies of the past four years.
Senator Cory Bernardi is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition and a Senator for South Australia. This article is courtesy of his personal blog which can be found at http://www.corybernardi.com.