What I didn’t vote for

I saw something on my Facebook page yesterday that had me shaking my head and I commented (I know this is something I do) but I normally believe people have the right to vote for who they prefer, if the post annoys me I normally hide it rather than comment. But this was beyond the pale, it was a picture of Sean Abbott – who we ALL know would be struggling after the death of Phillip Hughes and the comment was, something like “this is the only Abbott 100% of  Australians are behind” I couldn’t believe my eyes, how disrespectful to Sean and his family, Phillip Hughes and his family and truly in #poorform which was the end of my comment. I couldn’t believe there are people who could use this Australia Changing tragedy and turn it on a politician. Which is also what I said, how could anyone want to turn this into a political statement.

I was telling someone about it on the phone later and I noticed the post has been deleted from its original page as well as from mine. Thank god there are more people out there who agree with me than not. We put our bat out in support of not only the Hughes family but the Abbott family who would be suffering greatly.

I can tell you all what I didn’t vote for, I didn’t vote for any politician to lie to me – they all have both Federal and State, I didn’t vote to see Women behave as badly as the men and I didn’t vote for the men to demote women and still talk about trust, I can’t trust any of them. I didn’t vote for the cuts to the abc, the carbon tax, the ESL tax, the Desal plant levy that increased our water rates, I didn’t vote to have our electricity so expensive more people are becoming disconnected than connected. I didn’t vote for any Government to continue blaming each other for their own bad management and bad behavior. I didn’t vote for the higher education tax, but lets face it, I had to pay my HECS debt off as a single mother with a mortgage and I know my daughter is paying hers off. I know people who have studied year in and year out and haven’t paid a single cent, I didn’t vote up to pay anybody else debts off, I have enough of my own. I am still studying and paying as I go, I owe it to my grandchildren not to leave them with my debts.

I didn’t vote to see children in detention centres, trust me I didn’t I can not believe that they are not even given the opportunity to be schooled whilst they are there, what is that? At least give them an outlet to work their way out of their circumstances. I didn’t vote to be given I didn’t vote for anyone to lose their jobs because of fiscal mismanagement. I don’t recall voting for any person, male or female who can promise anything they can’t deliver.

What I did vote for hasn’t come to fruition, I voted for a free and democratic society,  I voted for whom I thought would Govern  fairly and responsibly and sadly neither party is on the same page as me, neither Federal or State. I didn’t vote to pay excessive ESL, knowing that my husband is in the CFS and Feb last year we (he & I) had to sit in his Ute and watch an enormous fire come out of the national Park that wasn’t maintained properly jump the fence and burn our property. I had to help fight a fire and now I am paying for it as is every South Australian.

All these years these people have in government, either in opposition or in power and not one of them can get anything right, they are so busy blaming each other for bad management they are failing the people who want direction, voted for them on a basic sets of beliefs and principles and we find they are all lacking in the basics of budget and management . There is an election going on in Victoria today and the comment was said to me which one of the liars will I vote for?

Sad indictment of our political parties today. There will be winners and losers, who catch phrase is to know what the people want, when they don’t they get well paid, pensions for life and have no understanding of how hard it is for most average wage earners to make ends meet.


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