The Pink Mafia at the GayBC reckon there’s winners and losers in the 2014-2015 federal budget.
Winners: Military, medical research, mining and roads industries;
Losers: Foreign aid, working families working families working families, senior citizens, young people, university students, people with disabilities, low income earners, Indigenous peoples, government broadcasters and the environment.
The budget was delivered yesterday by Treasurer Joe Hockey. Hockey is no stranger to hardship, having to scrape by on a mere $365,868p/a, supplemented by the meagre income generated by his investment banker wife.
The rich, then, have much reason to celebrate the budget — and are doing so. As for the rest, Bridie Jabour notes that Cutting off dole to young people ‘could lead to surge in crime’.
Bad news for bludgers; Good news for the charity and crime industries but.
Moaning Minnies and Negative Nellies in Melbourne have organised a rally: “If you’re feeling angry, terrified or just nauseous at Abbott’s Budget – join thousands in Melbourne who feel the same: Sunday May 18, 2pm, State Library.”