What do the following have in common: Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey, Arthur Sinodinos, David Johnston, Bronwyn Bishop, Jamie Briggs, Eric Abetz, Mal Brough, Kevin Andrews, Bruce Billson?
They were all Liberal ministers in the Australian Abbott government, including Abbott himself, and all somehow fell out of favour with their peers or chose to resign from their portfolios and, in the process, weakened the government’s unity, it’s cohesion, it’s integrity….if indeed it had any in the first place.
Hello, my name is John Kelly and I am a blogger at ‘The View From My Garden.” I am 70 years of age, retired from paid work and loving it. My passion is Australian politics and Economics. I have a Bachelor of Communications degree majoring in Journalism.
I have no Economic qualifications but am a student of Professor Bill Mitchell, professor of Economics at Newcastle University in New South Wales, even though he probably doesn’t know it.
Professor Mitchell writes a blog every day on some issue of relevance to Australian politics and the state of our economy. His vast knowledge and foresight enables those who follow him to understand how money works. He does this better than any other economist save a handful of his associates, here and around the world, who are of like mind.
What you will discover reading my blogs is that I do not suffer fools. Perhaps I could be more conciliatory, but when one watches the antics of a federal government that acts like a bunch of illiterate, schoolyard bullies, patience and grace are not my first considerations.
So join me if you wish or don’t. I will still be here doing what I enjoy. As you will note, all my blogs are syndicated with The Australian Independent Media Network where the majority of my readership resides.
You are welcome to join us but don’t expect oranges and roses. That’s not what we’re about. We’re about exposing the incompetence of a dysfunctional government that includes the ten members listed above.
Ten ministerial replacements were thus required to replace them in the short space of two years and three months. This is no more than a political version of Game of Thrones. Doubtless there will be more exposed before they are removed from office.
Have you picked up on the government’s latest three word slogan, “paid with savings” yet? Each new initiative announced recently, where money is involved, comes with the new mantra “paid with savings.”
The government has got the ever vexing question from the media covered. “How are you going to pay for it?” they ask. “Paid with savings,” they answer. How cute.
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For the twelve months or so that I have been writing articles advocating the benefits that would come if our government implemented a Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) economic framework, I have been under the mistaken impression that MMT is a regime, or a doctrine that the government needs to adopt as an economic policy initiative.
For most of this time I have viewed MMT as the religion of the progressives in policy direction held back by the right wing neo-liberal conservatives who see MMT as a threat to western capitalism.
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