Well, here we all sit, postprandially replete after a rather bland meal of small meat portions, entrained in a vegetable hotch potch and Liberally covered with a hearty braggadocio sauce! And as we patiently await the concomitant indigestion we realise that rather than a repast to be indulged in the Budget al la carte would have best been transported directly from the kitchen to the toilet without the necessity of passage through our digestive systems! Ahhh! Well! We are all suckers for the Chef de la Treasurer and his promise of a true gustatory delight! Again, and again, and again!!
So, what did budget week bring us? Illumination and a bright new future? Not really. But it did bring out those rats, indignant that they’d been cage confined last week. So we’ll just throw up our hands, grab another Merlot’ and let them throw some light on the antics of homo sapiens!
Our Bloody Rat thought that Cory Bernardi deserved recognition for his use of the word “fact”. Something that has a rather tenuous relationship with most politicians.
And he was also impressed with our Prime Winky Rabbott’s new slogan. Although he was a bit disappointed with the partial plagiarism entailed.
Our Erudite Rat took great interest in budgetary child care issues and after consulting the writings of the wise and learned came up with an appropriate view of the proposed changes.
And our Uhuh Rat was most impressed with Mathias (Girly Man) Cormann’s beautifully crafted sentence in which he admitted (albeit verbosely) that he did, indeed, “double dip” and have a bit of a “rort” – entirely legally mind you!!
The Bloody Rat got a bit antsy with the top 10 per cent of income earners and their superannuation, mainly cos’ he ain’t and he doesn’t!
And then he wondered about those post budget polls which showed that the Lieberals and Labor were now neck and neck in the re-election stakes instead of the 47% to 53% gap that’s been around for a while.
And, not to be left out, our Rattus Politicus endeavoured to pour some honey on the restless worker bees of the nation!
And before we go and put the Rats back where they belong, we have to admit that we were seriously alarmed with Joe (Eleventy) Hockey’s comments about unfinished business.
Which led us into deeper depression when we felt that perhaps the ovine population of this wide brown land were not the only sheep in it!!
And there you have it . . . . . . . .!
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!