Well the truth is Foo, population growth is almost out-stripping economic growth right now.<quoted text> Nice try egghead , but I stated clearly in my last post "full marks to Roy Morgan".......(lol).....i f you state the latest poll figures , they will still be about 1 month behind........Now , if you insist on trying falsely to say this government has presided over a 10%+ unemployment figure, while the last 12 years of figures were far lower you would be guilty of making false and misleading statements.
Every immigrant, every refugee, every baby born is adding to that fast growing population rate - and we have farms being sold off for mining, and businesses closing down daily. We were 22m at last Census, it's said we are 23m+ now - that's not a very "sustainable" figure long-term for present conditions to keep handling.
Three years ago when Intrest rates were down to the level they are now, Swan called them "emergency levels" then... what's he calling them this time?
The last week in November LABOUR borrowed $3 BILLION dollars.
The week before that LABOUR borrowed $3 BILLION dollars.
That's SIX BILLION dollars borrowed in two weeks.
How many BILLIONS did they "borrow" THIS week?
And how much interest are we paying now?
So what does this "good" economy you are sprouting about consist of - borrowed billions of dollars with only the *interest* being paid back???
And who is benefitting from this "good" economy?
Small businessess are closing down all over Australia - they don't have a "TWO speed economy" - there's is only ONE speed for them. Do they matter?
*I'M* not stating unemployment figures, I'm repeating them - the government and the Morgan Poll is stating those unemployment figures. It just so happens that the Morgan Polls figures are nearly double the governments.
So who's 'falsifying' the figures for their own gain???
The only "growth figures" to climb will be people and unemployment, they've climbed by nearly 7,000 people in the last three months and over 30,000+ in the last 5 years from *boat* refugees alone - not to mention the ones arriving by plane. Are they "stimulating the economy"???<quoted text> "it is expected that our growth figures should climb above 3% during the course of the year..."
NO. Everything they buy, eat, drink, smoke, wear, use, live in, is paid for by us... they are a *drain* on the economy. Every staff employed to 'look after them' and process them, and all the buildings which have to be built and maintained for them, is costing us money for nothing in return. All it's doing is employing people for whom we pay the wages - who use that money to buy stuff and pay bills. Money isn't generated, it's only circulating... borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.
And excuse me, but I'm not "bad mouthing the country" at all - I'm "bad mouthing" a very corrupt inept government and will keep on doing so until things change.