Gillard, Abbott, sexism and single mums
Inspired by the success of the social media campaign against sexist pig Alan Jones, Julia Gillard went on the attack when Tony Abbott moved a motion to remove Peter Slipper as Speaker. She labelled Abbott a sexist and misogynist, which he is.
Abbott disgracefully, and clearly echoing Alan Jones, said the government should die of shame.
It was a good fighting speech from the Prime Minister.
However Gillard stood up to Abbott’s sexism by in effect defending vile sexist Peter Slipper who, after Abbott’s motion was lost by one vote, then resigned as Speaker.
Worse, Gillard’s policies attack women.
The same Gillard that morning had pushed $750 million in cuts to the single parent payment through the caucus. 90% of the 100,000 recipients who will lose $60 a week when their youngest turns 8 are women, single mums.
Gillard runs a sexist (and racist) Government. She manages capitalism for the bosses and an important part of that is the bosses and their governments using gender and race to divide workers.
Instead of making poor single mums poorer, why doesn’t Gillard tax the rich?
The top ten percent of income earners get around $10 billion worth of superannuation tax benefits (effectively government grants). A report in the Financial Review indicates the government is not going to attack that gift to the rich.
It’s all about priorities isn’t it Labor? Attack single mums and let the rich get away with superannuation tax murder.
Gina Rinehart’s wealth increased form $5 billion to $29 billion under Labor, so much so that she is now the world’s richest woman. A small wealth tax could produce a billion just from her.
You’d be looking at perhaps $30 billion a year if it applied to all the multi-millionaires in Australia. And a fully fledged super profits tax applying to all companies making super profits would bring in tens of billions.
That is more than enough to reverse the attack on single mums, increase the dole, fund a real denticare scheme fully, really improve pay for nurses and teachers and begin the transition to a renewable energy society.
Instead of taxing the world’s richest woman, Labor is attacking some of the least well off women in Australia.
Maybe it’s time for the social media crowd to defend single mums in a massive campaign against Gillard.