Skip to comments.Is this Australia’s Tea-Party Moment?
Posted on 08/16/2011 6:12:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Tomorrow, a road convoy will set off from Port Hedland in Western Australia for a journey across the country. Two more convoys will leave Perth and Cairns on Thursday. By the end of this week, 11 convoys will be in motion, all heading to a single convergence point next Monday. This is the convoy of no confidence. [SMH]
Finally, the mainstream media has realized the Convoy of No Confidence is historic, real, and unlike anything weve ever seen before. Monday, the news was front page of The Australian (Mass convoy to make real voices heard), and thanks to Paul Sheehan, was featured by The Sydney Morning Herald too (Cattlemen driven to desperation by Canberra).
FOR some its climate change alarmism; for others too much wasted taxpayers money on boatpeople, school halls, or pink batts; and for others still its the importation of Chinese apples, the temporary ban on the live cattle trade, or same-sex couples rearing children.
But the common thread in what is emerging as a national Tea Party-style revolt in the form of a Convoy of No Confidence to Canberra is a burning conviction that politicians of all persuasions have lost touch with the real-life needs of the common man and woman they are supposed to represent.
What began as a truckies protest against the carbon tax has grown into a mass alliance of those outside the urban elites who feel they have lost their voice.
Its an amalgam of butchers, bakers and candlestick makers who are mad as hell and not going to take it any more. [Australian]
Top 50 Gillard/Rudd/Swan Policy Failures
1. Carbon Tax There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead.
2 Livestock export ban to Indonesia near destroyed the economy of one third of the land mass of Australia
3. Malaysia solution WHAT A JOKE IT IS
4. Murray Darling Basin Plan back to the drawing board
5. Future food, Overseas buy up of farms, Prime cropping lands lost to urbanization, mining & gas no attempt at to address this issue
6. Continuation of restrictive environmental regulation on private property without compensation to landowners
7. Indigenous Housing Program way behind schedule
8. Mining Tax Continuing uncertainty for our miners
9. NBN $50 billion but no cost-benefit analysis
10. Building the Education Revolution The school halls fiasco
11. Home Insulation Plan (Pink Batts) Dumped
12. Detention Centers Riots & cost blow-outs
13. East Timor solution Announced before agreed, then Manus Island on, off & now on again
14. Cutting Red Tape 12,835 new regulations, only 58 repealed
15. Take a meat axe to the Public Service 24,000 more public servants and growing!
16 49. Other examples like Green Cars Fund, Fuel Watch, Green Loans, Hospital reform
50. Debt limit to be increased to $250 billion to pay for all of the above and much more by us.
Getting serious down under!
Good on ya, Mates!!!!
August 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am
Is this Australias Tea-Party Moment?
Ouch! This is such a bad headline, on several different levels.
Firstly, by borrowing the name of the American Tea Party you tie your fortunes to the rise and fall of that party. We are entering the the US election season, and anything could happen, and probably will.
Secondly, and for similar reasons, you risk confusing your message with the American one, where the only similarity is the concern over the Governments borrow your way to oblivion mentality.
Thirdly, it implies a certain level of donor funding that detracts from your voluntary revolution message.
Fourthly, as Carbon Worker points out, the name has already been taken (sort of) by a stooge organisation (organised, no doubt by a PR outfit in Canberra).
Fifthly, also as Carbon Worker alludes, you need a label (if you need one at all) that is distinctly Australian.
I can see a lot of PR hacks in Canberra rubbing their hands with glee
Sorry to be negative, but I have to call it as I see it professional pride and all that.
Aussies should nip that debt limit increase to a mere $250 billion NOW. The lethargic citizens of the USA slept through dozens of these debt limit increases and now we are fighting a $2.5 TRILLION ceiling that is breaking the nation and destroying its economy.
Convoy of No Confidence, I like it!
Very interesting. Let’s watch. May be some mutual helpfulness, etc.
Have you seen that monster...looks damn sinister!!!
Time to save Australia from the loony left and hopefully if the right comes to power they will not only reserve the tax increases but push for a more balanced approach to policing firearms.
A no carbon tax rally with thousands of protesters on the lawns outside Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: Kym Smith Source: The Australian
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Peter Whyteroff (third from left) with other members from the convoy of No Confidence to Canberra, who will take the longest trip to the country's capital, photographed in Port Hedland where they leave from on Tuesday. Picture: Aaron Bunch WHAT began as a truckies protest against the carbon tax has grown into an alliance of people in convoy headed to Canberra.
For some it's climate change alarmism; for others too much wasted taxpayers' money on boatpeople, school halls, or pink batts; and for others still it's the importation of Chinese apples, the temporary ban on the live cattle trade, or same-sex couples rearing children, The Australian reports...
Looks like all the sane people have had enough.
Good for you aussies.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
Orison Swett Marden
Kitty our debt ceiling is 17 trillion plus. And will go higher.
I wish it was 2.5 trillion!
this is the post of the day for me.
This is good to see. Enough with the leftism, enough with the corruption, enough the lying. American politicians take note.
Good for them.