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Profit and Loss

24/09/2010

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36

I really am trying to figure out what Tony Abbott’s intention in all of  this reneging actually is aimed at doing. Does he expect his move to fracture what he calls a weak hodge-podge coalition of Greens, Independents, and the ALP? Or does he want it to make them tighter?

Is this a way for the Coalition to ensure a Carbon Tax gets in for example? After all he can not be seen to be voting for one, but if he can give those that can the room to do so without appearing to be giving them room, is this his bit for Climate Change?

IF he is able to sway the vote of the independents in the lower house and for a government, what would be the point? Does he expect the ALP government to treat the Coalition in any different way then what he is proposing to currently treating the ALP?

I seriously doubt he would be able to get anything through the senate and so his play is obviously to try to force a double dissolution election when in power and de seat not only the independents, but remove the greens from the senate as well.

This kind of power play requires BIG money. And I would not be surprised if the mining industry will be a key investor, if they are not one already.

Add to this with the new chest thumping by Warren Entsch and one has to sit down and figure out what is happening here.

Warren Entsch, the opposition’s new chief whip, says a convention to provide pairs for ministers absent from parliament on official business should not be taken for granted by the Gillard minority government.
“Each one will be taken on its merit,” he told ABC Radio, adding circumstances such as national interest would be taken into consideration.
“But to just expect it’s going to happen so that somebody can have an overseas jaunt is highly unlikely.”
When questioned about the need for some ministers to travel overseas while parliament was sitting, Mr Entsch said: “Each one needs to be assessed on its merit and there are a lot of times when we’re not sitting.”

Warren Entsch, the opposition’s new chief whip, says a convention to provide pairs for ministers absent from parliament on official business should not be taken for granted by the Gillard minority government.
“Each one will be taken on its merit,” he told ABC Radio, adding circumstances such as national interest would be taken into consideration.
“But to just expect it’s going to happen so that somebody can have an overseas jaunt is highly unlikely.”
When questioned about the need for some ministers to travel overseas while parliament was sitting, Mr Entsch said: “Each one needs to be assessed on its merit and there are a lot of times when we’re not sitting.”

This is directly added to Mr Abbott’s claims that an informal agreement is unconstitutionally sound. I sure hope he knows what he is doing as by making that claim, then every bill and legislation that has been passed into law according to Mr Abbott is entitled to be challenged in the High Court as it is ‘unconstitutionally sound’.

If that is not what Mr Abbott really meant, then he needs to retract his statement and post-haste. But if he does retract it, then what excuse will he give for rejecting the agreement other than he just is not going to do it and that is final?

Is it not also unconstitutional to force an election when you are not happy with the vote of the people? What’s next Mr Abbott? Calling yourself Prime Minister for life?

This is Australia. We don’t ‘get jiggy with it’ that way here.

And who is the loser in all of this. Well, quite frankly, us. Not only does Mr Abbott will do his best to spoil policies, good or bad, if he does manage to succeed and gain power through the independents, he can only expect the same game he has done to be played on him.

So is that his goal? To bring the country to its knees? Just as long as he can have another bite at the cherry of power.

I think he needs to check the profit and loss columns before proceeding.

I also enclose the interview between Deborah Cameron and Bob Katter from ABC 702 Sydney

Bob Katter on 702 Sydney on the 24th September 2010

Going..... down.

A. Ghebranious          2010                     All Rights Reserved.

Source:

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Coalition-ups-the-ante-on-pairs-9KUQP?OpenDocument&src=hp6

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