If it wasn’t harming the rest of us so much, you’d almost feel sorry for them:
CONSUMER confidence has slumped to recessionary levels and confidence among Coalition voters is near the lowest on record…
Confidence among Coalition voters has slipped from an encouraging 110.2 a year ago to a bleak 74.9, the lowest result the Melbourne Institute was able to find in easily assessable records.
That’s what happens when you believe Tony Abbott and listen to right-wing talk radio. You become scared, you jump at shadows, you think any small tax is going to DESTROY THE ECONOMY and SEND YOU TO RUIN, even though at the most basic level you know you’ve survived much bigger ones in the past (say, the GST). And by refusing to participate in the economy, you actually do damage it. Which you then blame on everyone else.
It’s amazing how successful as a political strategy sabotaging the country can be. Tony terrifies the gullible into thinking disaster is looming and the gullible then make it happen. Which ultimately makes Tony look right, and could conceivably propel him to government – of a country he’s selfishly wrecked, of an economy he’s done everything he can to undermine, of people whose well-being he’s deliberately sacrificed, in order to get there. What strength! What fortitude! What a friend of the working Australian!
Makes me want to vote for him, anyway. This kind of cunning at our expense should be rewarded, shouldn’t it?