Articles from The Political Sword
This is the first of four articles looking at particular changes, and potential changes, in our economic environment and approach to economics generally.
Are you as offended, as disgusted as I am with the language used by our politicians day after day? Have you noted how mean-spirited, antagonistic and adversarial their words so often are?
They use words like poison arrows aimed at the heart of their political opponents and those in our society whom they despise.
After a year of saying that he could get the Federal Budget back into surplus, seemingly by just cutting support to the less well off in our society, Treasurer Scott Morrison finally realised something any school child who has started business studies classes would be well aware of — a balance sheet comprises debits and credits.
As you sit on your comfortable chair after a satisfying meal with a glass of your favourite drink in hand and view current affairs programmes on TV, do you reflect on the plethora of distressing images that assail viewers day after day? Do you ponder how you might feel if you were part of those images?
To those of you who dispute the assertion embedded in the title, let me provide you with supporting evidence.
First some questions for you to answer:
Is Malcolm Turnbull the man you thought he was when he rolled Tony Abbott almost a year ago?
Has he fulfilled your initial expectations?