Tag: Class War

Michaelia Cash’s former adviser won’t reveal who tipped him off on AWU raids | Australia news | The Guardian

David De Garis

Is this a cas of Contempt of Court? (ODT)

Michaelia Cash’s former media adviser has admitted in court that he leaked details of a federal police raid on the Australian Workers’ Union but declined to say who tipped him off.

via Michaelia Cash’s former adviser won’t reveal who tipped him off on AWU raids | Australia news | The Guardian

Fox melts down after polls show vast majority favor taxing the rich more

The Murdoch Party in America shows their true colours (ODT)

After new polling was released showing the overwhelming popularity of raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires, Fox News and Fox Business figures blasted voters as “brainwashed” and ignorant and even claimed that some taxes on the wealthy are “anti-human.”

A Fox News poll released at the end of January showed that a vast majority of registered voters — 70 percent in total — support raising income taxes on families making more than $10 million per year, and 65 percent support raising income taxes on those making more than $1 million per year. A Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Monday showed 61 percent of registered voters favor a wealth tax on households worth more than $50 million. Two other recent polls also found majority support for increasing taxes on the rich. But Fox hosts and guests decried these proposals as “one big giant con” amounting to a “war on the wealthy.”

via Fox melts down after polls show vast majority favor taxing the rich more

Fair go! I’ll give you class warfare

IF the Government thinks the nation’s credit card can afford $144 billion in personal income tax cuts and $65 billion in business tax cuts, why can’t it afford:

to raise Newstart and unemployment benefits;
to raise Old Age Pension and Aged Care services;
to properly fund Disability and Carer pension and services;
to increase Public Housing;
to fund more homeless shelters and homeless services;
to give tertiary students a break on HECS;
to make TAFE free;
to fund more domestic violence shelters and family violence services;
to fund more public education;
to fund more public health, particularly in areas of need;
to fund proper Veterans’ services (not just memorials for pollies to prance around on ANZAC day);
to fund more public transport; and
…the list goes on, feel free to add yours in the comments below.

I say, if we truly do believe in a fair go in this country and our government wants to screech “class warfare”, well, you don’t need to be ALP or Green, just a decent human being to say:

BRING IT ON!

via Fair go! I’ll give you class warfare

Trump, the Media and the Underclass. A Lesson for Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan To understand this lesson, first we must put aside all of the bullshit journalistic clichés and begin to talk about the Trump phenomena in a realistic manner. This is essential if we do not want to see the same thing occurring in Australia, because our press is failing us in exactly the…

Source: Trump, the Media and the Underclass. A Lesson for Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

AGL fined $124,000 for failing to declare political donations | Australia news | The Guardian

Energy giant failed to declare donations it made to NSW major parties at a time when it was seeking development approvals for projects on state’s mid-north coast

Source: AGL fined $124,000 for failing to declare political donations | Australia news | The Guardian

Disaffected rust belt voters embraced Trump. They had no other hope | Richard C Longworth | Opinion | The Guardian

Midwestern workers voted for Obama in 2012, but they have lost faith in the establishment. Trump echoed their resentments while promising change

Source: Disaffected rust belt voters embraced Trump. They had no other hope | Richard C Longworth | Opinion | The Guardian

Centrelink and class war | The Monthly

I haven’t telephoned Centrelink in over three years, but I still have a conditioned reaction of immediate panic whenever I hear the Centrelink hold music. The number of hours I spent listening to the cheery Mozart string arrangement over tinny mobile phone speakers doesn’t bear thinking about; it must be in the hundreds. Every minute of those endless hours was torturous, especially since most calls to Centrelink involve the risk that your meagre welfare allotment is under threat (or has already been suspended).

Source: Centrelink and class war | The Monthly