The government’s latest move to slap a tax on Super savings is just another case of a drowning government clutching at straws.
C’mon guys. If you’re going to drown, at least have the courtesy not to drag the rest of the country down with you.
Just put on a stiff upper lip and drown quietly and quickly, there’s a good chap.
Everybody knows that the Gillard government has no shortage of problems right now. But probably the biggest headache they’ve got is how to patch over an estimated $10 billion hole in the budget without anyone noticing.
So cut back on the photo-copying, skip the cream biscuits for morning tea, and gouge $50 billion out of the super system.
There’s a pattern playing out here. If you’re a government, what do you do when you’re short of cash today?
Steal from the future.
And while you’re at it, throw on some tights, put a feather in your hat and tell everybody that you’re Robin Hood, here to relieve the greedy rich of their wealth and return it rightfully to the humble poor.