Love him, or hate him, Donald Trump is proof that Americans have lost faith in their existing political processes. Same happened in Britain recently with Brexit &, I must say, the feeling in Australia seems to be much the same in that respect for our politicians, & most of the processes that surround them, seems to have hit an all-time low. I’d like to share with you a prime example of just that type of disconnect, something which just happened to us here at TradeTools.
I recently wrote to our local MP Stuart Robert to ask him whether or not it was true that his government just gifted a cool $15 million so as a relatively small group of woman can play rugby? It was only the second time ever that I have written to an MP as far as I can remember, so not something I do that often, or that lightly! Now, I have no problem if a few women really do wish to venture out & play rugby although, personally, I think it’s a little mad, & definitely dangerous, even for blokes……..although I never miss State Of Origin……..about the only sports event I watch without fail! What I do have a major issue with however, is when any small group or person gets the many combined taxes collected from a company like TradeTools [where over 160 of us have to successfully accomplish a massive amount of work & effort over some years in order to hand over $15M to our various governments in combined taxes] & then just hand that entire amount over to people to fund their sporting interest! That has to be wastage on the grandest scale, money that all 160 of us here worked our guts out for! Lets face it, government revenue doesn't grow on trees, as some on the left seem to believe, it actually represents the combined efforts of millions of Australian tax payers, & therefore not a dollar of it can ever be wasted without absolutely insulting those who earned it! Its a crying shame that our politicians just can't seem to get their heads around that stark simple fact.
Did Stuart Robert reply? What do you think……..of course he didn’t……..to his government it’s obviously just a another drop in the vast ocean of Australia’s ever increasing national debt. But, as I stated, $15 million dollars represents the entire tax take over some years from all of us good people here at TradeTools whose sterling efforts our government…..quite obviously judging by his total lack of response……cares very little about. They take millions in taxes from us……but they can’t even bother to respond to one single letter from us.....such is their failed & discredited business model!
Well done Stuart…….& if you’re still wondering why many millions happily voted for Brexit……then Donald Trump……by all means read on!
So, Donald Trump has become our leader of the free world, a hugely massive kick in the face to everyone’s political elite. Serves them right, that’s what I say! Serves them right for over regulating us, over taxing us, wasting our hard earned money, running our economies into the ground by chalking up huge debts, ripping us off with their bogus expense claims, spending time waffling on about side issues that only effect a tiny percentage of the populace, watching & doing nothing as our national economy becomes massively imbalanced in favour of a tiny rich minority, doing almost nothing to make decent housing properly affordable for all of our young people, basically running our country in a way that leaves the vast majority of us that really work hard & genuinely pay proper taxes exasperated at our elected elite’s incompetence. If our politicians were running a large company, they would have sent it spectacularly broke years ago!
2017 will be a hugely interesting year. Let’s just hope that the changes that we all really need to see happen, actually happen, But I suspect that our politicians won’t be listening, or doing much, just sitting there, on the side-lines of the world, exchanging insults, waffling on & easily getting side-tracked by less difficult issues; spivs & dimwits as so many of them seem to be. Whilst America, with its new 15% corporate tax rate, & crippling over regulation being seriously rolled back, slowly starts becoming great again!
And thank you again for being our customer & visiting our website. We hope you have a prosperous & interesting 2017.
Founder & director.