C’mon Tony, honour your $550 promise

DUPED: Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised Australians would be $550 better off each year.
DUPED: Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised Australians would be $550 better off each year. Vicki Wood

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.


Pelican Waters

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