The Business Council of Australia thinks it’s unfair for rich Australians to pay a flood levy – we should take it out of the disabled instead:
The Business Council says cuts to disability services and foreign aid should be considered as alternatives to the flood levy.
The Federal Government says the $1.8 billion tax is needed to help pay for flood and cyclone reconstruction in Queensland and Victoria.
But in its pre-budget submission, the Business Council, which represents Australia’s top 100 companies, says the government should instead press ahead with returning the budget to surplus through short-term spending discipline.
Council president Graham Bradley says all current spending should be reviewed and disability pensions may not be the best use of government money.
I’m surprised the BCA isn’t just straight out bashing the unemployed – surely it realises that picking on the disabled is likely to be torn to pieces – but, either way, what a repulsively typical approach.
After finishing his speech, Graham Bradley twirled his moustache, gave a short but sinister laugh, walked to the door over a line of disabled people specially bused-in by his staff and then kicked onto the floor for him to use as carpet, and kicked a poor person in the testicles for looking unemployed.
Oddly enough, in its campaign to drive the disabled back to work, and its expressions of concern for the debilitating effects of long term unemployment, the BCA did not advocate any regulations making it more difficult for corporate Australia to sack large swathes of its workforce whenever it appears profitable to do so.
No, it just wants to make life harder for the people least able to afford it.
What a lovely group of people.