The Galactic Hypocrisy Of Wayne Swan

6 Mar

The red mist has descended.

Your humble blogger is angry.

Very angry.

Wayne Swan has publicly attacked three local, homegrown Aussie miners.

Ms Gina Rinehart. Mr Clive Palmer. And Mr Andrew Forrest.

Wayne claims that he is fighting for a “fair go”, for “equality”, against “rich” “vested interests” that are “threatening our democracy”.

Oh really?

Wayne Swan did a secret, exclusive deal on the design of the mining tax with the Big Three foreign-owned multinational mining companies, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Xstrata, just before the 2010 election.

Wayne’s secret deal is widely claimed to favour the Big Three foreigners, at the expense of the much smaller local Aussie mining companies.

Wayne’s secret deal is alleged to have come about after the Big Three foreign-owned mining companies “gave the nod” for Julia Gillard to knife democratically-elected PM Kevin Rudd, and promised to pull their anti-mining tax ad campaign.

Tell us again, who is a “threat to democracy”?

Wayne Swan accuses three local Aussie miners – two of whom are self-made, from humble beginnings – of being “champions of privilege”.

Oh really?

Wayne is a career political hack, with an Arts degree, and zero business experience.

Wayne receives $346,000 per annum, $6,653 per week, paid for by the taxpayer.

Wayne voted himself an $84,000 pay rise late last year.

Wayne blew $75,440 of taxpayers’ money on empty RAAF VIP “ghost flights” to collect and ferry him around, in just 6 months last year.

Tell us again, who is a “champion of privilege”?

Wayne Swan is a vile, disgusting, public trough-swilling, grossly overpaid, thoroughly under qualified, pathologically dishonest, monumentally repugnant, morally destitute, vomitous, self-serving, bottom-dwelling, anti-Australian, treasonous, galactic hypocrite.

* I have chosen to keep this piece focussed on Swan and his attack on locals in the mining industry. I could write an entire new piece on other “vested interests” that Wayne oh so conveniently neglects to mention, much less publicly attack. For example, the unions who finance (and rule) the ALP, and the clubs industry whose “power” and political activism prompted the Labor government to brazenly renege on a written contract with Andrew Wilkie for poker machine reform. And that’s just for starters.

** The media in this country are deserving of very similar epithets to those attributed to Wayne Swan above. I am not aware that a single journalist has challenged Wayne Swan on any of the above facts.

*** Note well: this blogger is no fawning acolyte of miners, big business, or “free markets”. On the contrary, if it were within my power I would nationalise all mineral, petroleum, and natural gas resources – see “Why I Hang Farther To The Left Than Bob Brown”.

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12 Responses to “The Galactic Hypocrisy Of Wayne Swan”

  1. Peter March 6, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    Bagging the rich. I don’t see him taking Therese Rein to task?

    • Twodogs March 6, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Booyah!!

  2. Twodogs March 6, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    TBI, there was an article to this effect in The Australian, but it’s behind a paywall.

    Swan is everything you said he is, but to the contrary, I am a fawning acolyte of free markets. The arguments against free markets are supported by examples of markets that are far from free. The point missed by both left and right is that markets are distorted from both sides, thus regulation should exist only to the effect of ensuring a level playing field.

    As I’ve said before, to ensure that the positive externalities are optimized for the betterment of society. I’m keen to hear your view on this, because to me, this is the bleeding obvious that no one ever mentions.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus March 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      Very much my view also … no one living has ever seen a “free market”.

      • Twodogs March 7, 2012 at 8:40 am #

        Amen. Ooh, can I still say that?

  3. Richo March 6, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Top tirade there. I have some bad news though. Swanny has just passed a new tax on adjectives to spread the “benefit of intellect” to him and his mates. So your eloquent description of Swan has just cost you a million dollars :).

  4. JMD March 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Maybe the Red Weed has descended is a better analogy. And Swan is the greyish rounded bulk, glistening like wet leather, the lipless mouth quivering, panting & dripping saliva. He heaves & pulsates convulsively.

    Or is that Julia?

  5. Tomorrows Serf March 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    and I thought I was “wordy”, but well said BI!!

    Swan, et al, disgusts me. (no, he makes my flesh crawl) But so do 85-90% of all politicians.

    I find myself looking for the “catch” in everything that comes out of their mouths these days.

    Like Juliar’s & Penny’s press announcement today re: involving 25 “Corporates” from the Australian Business Council in their future decision making in the interests of making Australia a “seamless society” and removing Red Tape. (so that a sparky from Canberra can work in NSW-yeah right!)

    I would place money on who the “chosen 25” might be. Count on 3 Big Foreign Miners, 4 Big Foreign owned, too big to fail, “used to be Aussie” Banks, maybe a big, national food retailer (WOW??), maybe Wesfarmers, some big Ag, some big Pharma, some big Media.

    Doubt GIna, Twiggy or Clive gt a guernsey…

    And all this “seamless” improvement to concentrate further control in these idiots hands.

    Anyone wanna take the other side of the bet?

    • Twodogs March 7, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Yeah, I will. I’d rather give the shirt off of my back to you rather than those lying’ thieves. They’ll get it eventually!

  6. Lyle Crompton March 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    The one thing not one commentator, politician, or newpaper has mentioned is this,
    All the decision makers of the Labor Party are educated and world travelers and would have to be conversent with how muslims have destroyed the culture, character and quality of life in the many European countries including England. As well, it is a fact that muslims will not intergrate with any community so we can assume that Kevin Rudd and now Julia Gillard and her executive is on a mission to deliberately destroy our way of life and quality of life in our future as it has happened in Europe & England in permitting all the boat people free access into Australia knowing what has happened else where.

    Feed back would be appreciated on this line of thought, thanking you keep up the good work in trying to save Australia, if there is any way I can help say so.

  7. Twodogs March 9, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    From my post on Jessica Irvine’s government-sponsored support of the MRRT i thought was relevant here…

    “It’s good to see some historical perspective of our current mining boom and its implications to our “common wealth”. However, it overlooks the appalling execution of the tax from the Henry review. Furthermore, it assumes mining companies will declare their income the same way despite a new, selective tax. Costs across each mining company will no doubt be re-attributed from non-MRRT ores to MRRT ores to reduce MRRT payable, as well as a whole raft of creative accouting, such that our government risks reducing our net tax from mining. That they have largely missed the boat on optimising tax from the waning boom makes this even worse.

    A smarter, more simple measure would have been to simply increase the royalties on volumes, rendering the subjective “profit” determination moot! Trust an academic to complicate what was so simple and put it in the hands of incompetents to corrupt for their own ends.

    That the government has held exclusive, secret, behind-closed-doors meetings with selective mining companies who all happened to be foreign-owned multinationals far larger than our local miners is indication of their undemocratic leanings. That the resulting tax is likely to render the multinationals’ MRRT liability smaller than they currently pay in royalties, while local miners, many much smaller than the targets of Swan’s demonisation, will bear the bulk of the tax, is testament to the “club” mentality of the government, where you’re either “in the tent” or out of the tent.

    Guess where the vast majority of Australians are? If you don’t know the answer to that question regarding yourself, then you definitely ain’t in the tent!

    As for this article, ignoring such facts renders it little more than a government media release, or worse, straight-up propaganda.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/theyre-our-resources-and-its-time-miners-paid-more-to-dig-them-up-20120308-1un6r.html#ixzz1oZYTvMaD

  8. phil May 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Swan pays out on the rich. Funny that.You dont hear him talk or mention anything about a former Labor PM’s wife who is a multi multi millionaire. PATHETIC SOCIALIST HYPOCRITE.

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