About

Unlike political comment from The Left, this blog is not all about me.

It is dedicated to collating news, articles, and information from around the world, in support of Australian Senator Barnaby Joyce’s courageous and lonely fight to raise public awareness of Australia’s impending debt crisis.

Please feel free to post links to any relevant information, or simply add your voice by commenting on the articles posted here.

UPDATE 8/8/11: Thank you to Scott Rochford for recognising this blog in his column for the SMH today – He Prophets Best Who Heeds Joyce

Disclaimer: This blog is a strictly private initiative. It is not endorsed,  affiliated or connected in any way with Senator Barnaby Joyce, the National Party, any other Australian political party, or any special interest or lobby group.

16 Responses to “About”

  1. David M. Russell March 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Thank you sincerely for your comments about A very cruddy fable. Much appreciated. And I like Barndoor Joke very much even though I have to give him an occasional touch-up!! Satirists have to stick it up everybody! Have a ripper day, David.

  2. Barry April 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Barnaby & Co; Please do not use light blue
    characters on white background. It is very hard to read.
    Light grey also should not be used for the same reason.
    I know it has become fashionable, but I don’t think Barnaby is a slave to fashion.

    Barnaby for PM !

    Regards

    Barry White

  3. Joe August 11, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    A little of Barnaby’s history on his involvement in the full privatisation of Telstra: http://www.badapples.com.au/

    If its too long a read, Barnaby Joyce comes up roses, Helen Coonan, Telstra and the Department don’t.

  4. Brad November 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Please update your terminology. ‘The Left’ has recently re-branded. We are now ‘Up A Bit and Slightly Forward.’ Please use this term in future when you group people together.

  5. David Fawcett December 2, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Hey Dave just checking out your blog and you’ve picked a very interesting topic to be passionate about. While I agree that national debt is something we should discuss and debate and I believe strongly that we should get good value for money from government spending. However I’m less concerned about how much debt the government has compared to how much debt Australian families have.

    If you can bare with some rounded, estimated figures there is something I’d like to bring to your attention. National Debt vs Revenue out debt is at about $220 billion and the tax revenue is at about $330 billion. About 66% Debt vs Income. Or 22% of Debt vs GDP.

    Compare that with your typical Australian who typically has a debt to income ratio of about 150%. If the Government was to leverage up the way the Australian population has then up to $450 billion in debt would be considered ‘average’.

    The reason why I’m putting it in these terms is because if you are getting a little angry thinking about what we’d have to do to pay off a $450 billion loan at 1-2% interest imagine trying to pay off an equivalent amount at home loan rates (6-7%). Or worse – credit card rates (18-23%).

    Both parties recently renewed their long standing commitment to ignoring this issue when at the recent tax forum both parties agreed that there would be no discussion of negative gearing.

    Joyce is right about this: Debt is a serious issue and if you don’t manage it then it will most certainly manage you. The problem is that he’s talking about the wrong debt. I suspect he’s doing so deliberately because talking about public debt lets him rag on government spending and score political points. It’s harder to joint the dots when it comes to private debt.

    Sorry! This was a big longer than I expected! I think anyone who gets up and talks about these sorts of issues should be commended. We all need to be involved and keep an eye on government debt and government spending or else it will get out of control and you are doing your part. I’m just mentioning these other debt issues as food for thought and to give the issue of public debt a slightly broader context.

    • Douglas Boag April 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      I am surprised anyone can even imagine the author or any member of society needs to be educated that people have personal debt or added up there is sum total to it. Was your post serious? Maybe you miss the point of consent and free choice. The government makes money through taxation, it is different than mutual agreement to provide a service for a wage between the public. Clearly and I can’t see how you don’t seem to think so, the amount of debt each should hold is different. If an individual can not pay they are bankrupt and it affects mostly just them and results in a loss of privilages, if a country goes bankrupt it is very different. Also the two amounts of debt are going to be paid by the taxed person in the end so it all adds to the cost of living through taxation that was income related and progressive but now is blanketed across people that don’t have the means to pay. Maybe you don’t understand the article or are you advocating for public debt because you have a public job? The idea is Government should never take on debt as it is up to each individual to decide if it is for them and pay the price if wrong, in a moral sense debt can not be forced on others or those who are not born yet. As a nominee candidate I agree with the idea the article represents and represent many people that support this idea through the Australian Protectionist Party.

  6. Phil Curtis April 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

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  7. frank May 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    hi

    love your blog, its very informative and honest.

    can you please tell me, where did you get the header graph from (commonwealth securities on issue) and what is the source for the data?

    thanks

    frank

  8. David Collett October 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Just stumbled on your blog from macrobusiness. good to see your looking behind the curtain as others have said regarding the debt and money creation process. The only way I can see the topic getting personal for Australians is if they realised that their dream of home ownership would turn slightly Matrix if they started paying their mortgages off from the banks on mass instead of borrowing an extra $50 billion every year to bid up prices. What is your book about?

  9. MICK April 24, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Hi Dave. Good blog but needs a wider audience. Perhaps advertise a bit as you have a lot of good comment which fails to make the brain dead and business owned media. Whilst the future of the nation is important the Australian media often ignores or serves up watered down and misconstrued information rather than to concentrate on the really important national news. And of course they don’t want to upset their ‘political’ revenue stream.

    As a passionate Australian thinking 100 years ahead of the crowd I pull my hair out when I see the latest sell off to foreign STATE OWNED COMPANIES of prime FREEHOLD AUSTRALIAN FARMLAND. With a growing population how are we to eat in the future?

    Just like out wonderful LNG assets prime Australian farmland will be foreign owned and the produce loaded onto ships to go offshore,…no tax payable because the produce will not be sold, just expatriated. It is both stupidity of the worst kind and treasonous, and both sides of politics are happy to do it. And there is no register kept because the true picture would scare the heck out of the public so one day when the current lot are gone we’ll all wake up and realise what has been done to us. TOO LATE!!

    Keep up the good work Dave.

  10. Sum Hung Gui May 11, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    hmm don’t know where to drop this, so I’ll just drop it here :

    Illustrating what everybody really knows about the corruption of the government grants process, certainly with the rivers of gold dedicated to bolstering the warmists, The Australian published a piece this morning which showed the way insider academics reward each other with the loot from the taxpayer.

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2013/05/10/taxpayers-funding-grants-that-help-to-reduce-their-living-standards/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  11. dingo342014ean October 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Hello,
    I would like to first congratulate you on this thought provoking blog, and specifically the article on The People’s NWO: Every Man His Own Central Banker..did you write this article?

    I have my own theories in relation to ‘credit’ but for the time being there are some things that I wanted to post in other articles but the comments were closed, so I will post them here.

    The issue of credit, money, usury, national and private debt, and so on are obviously key areas touched on in this blog, and many others around the internet. However, one thing I have not seen ‘anyone’ anywhere in the world bring up, is people’s relationships to the ‘burdens on government’. I employ the term ‘burden on government’ to mean any act that causes the use of fiscal, material, or human assets under the custody of the government. In other words, if the government must expend any of these assets in performing any act, it is a burden on government, and ultimately a burden on the tax payer or member of the nation or state to which the government applies.

    I would like to first paint a picture with some simple questions.

    Would you agree that, the control, regulation, and management of the countries currency or money supply, whether physical or electronic, is a burden on government? I would say yes because first, the Reserve Bank must expend fiscal, material, and human assets in controlling, regulating, and managing the countries currency or money supply.

    Would you also agree that any money that comes into existence through an ADI (bank), i.e. when someone obtains credit through the mechanism known as a ‘loan’, that this too is a burden on government? I would say yes because for one, all ADI’s are required to have ES accounts with the Reserve Bank, therefore requiring a ‘relation’ with the Reserve Bank, and further, all ADI’s are also regulated by APRA and other govt dept’s, all of which expends govt held assets.

    Would you also agree that by converting one’s labours into ‘money’, it too is a burden on government? I would say yes simply because the government is burdened to create the money in which one’s labours are ultimately converted into, but even further, once someone ‘earns’, they are then taxed, which is another burden on government to ‘collect’ those taxes.

    So, in essence, if we really think about it, any ‘use’ of money is a burden on government.

    Now, I have three main duties in life.

    1. To provide for my family
    2. To provide for the community when in need
    3. To provide for myself to ensure I can fulfill the first two.

    If I was religious, then I could add a 4th duty which trumps them all, which is to serve God, but if anyone has spent any time on studying the major religions one would know that they all say the same thing, ‘treat others as you would have them treat you’, which if followed means you would by implication be fulfilling the 3 duties above-mentioned anyway.

    Now – herein lies the main problem. How does one fulfill their duties without burdening government? But, I do not wish to go into this question for the time being, what I would like to propose and dare anyone to pipe up and make the claim – IS THERE ANY LEGAL LAW OR DUTY UPON ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT STATES THEY MUST BURDEN GOVERNMENT IN FULFILLING THEIR DUTIES?

    I have not met anyone in the world that seems to be looking at ways in which one can enforce one’s right to fulfill their duties without burdening government, simply because I have not seen anyone view their actions from the view point that asks the question, is my action a burden on government, or is it not?

    something to ponder…

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