C’mon Tony, honour your $550 promise
LETTER TO EDITOR: THERE is an old saying about "lies, damn lies and statistics".
In my view the statistics are used to bolster a weak argument.
There is emerging a modern version of this old saying: It is "lies, damn lies and Tony Abbott".
The case in point is ridiculously obvious.
The promise was, by Abbott: when the carbon tax was removed, each Australian household would be $550 per annum better off.
That was a promise repeated endlessly before and since the election.
There were no ifs and no buts - it was $550 per year better off.
It now emerges that the promised "no strings attached $550" is more likely going to be, wait for it, $80 per year.
That figure comes from the research of a trusted and respected economic research organisation.
It beggars belief that such a con job could be put before the Australian electorate and they fell for it.
This lie is nearly as big as the difference between the promised $550 and the now expected $80.
Tony, just put a cheque in the mail to every Australian household - as promised by yourself - for $550 each year and we will call it quits.
Otherwise you had better go to a plastic surgeon to have your nose shortened.