Farmers who fail never deserve shame
If you hate farmers, be sure to give generously to the Farmhand appeal. If you want the drought issue to obtain even worse, applaud the politicians while they hand out more taxpayers’ money to drought-stricken cockies. And when you intend to see our farmers continuing to stuff the Wide Brown Land up – and then demanding which you and I pay to clean up the mess – nod wisely when ignorant loudmouths spout about “drought-pr fing” Australia.
If you thought the notion of farmers and their governmental toadies wanting to “capitalise the gains, but socialise the losses” was a subject put to rest, wake up. It is occurring now.
It got small publicity in the metropolitan areas but, simply final monetary 12 months, 2001-02, Australian farmers had their many lucrative year in yonks. From a average that is recent of5.1 billion per year, farm earnings nearly doubled to $9.8 billion.
The latest estimate is that, this year, income will slump to $3.7 billion. What exactly occurs? Out comes the begging dish.
Farming ought to be the only for-profit industry in the country that passes across the cap whenever profits slip. If any populous city companies tried that, we’d laugh them to scorn. However when Dad and Dave get it done, we dig deep. And for us if we don’t, our vote-chasing politicians do it.
It is amazing the way the politicians (and talk-back squawkers) who carry on about the evils of Welfare Dependency rush for the taxpayers’ coffers at the first sign of the cloudless sky – particularly when there’s a state election in the pipeline.
Mention the expressed word Drought and also the metropolitan areas fill with people who prefer to imagine they are soft-hearted, but are now soft-headed.
We have to get rid of acting as if drought is some act that is utterly unexpected of in the part of the Deity – that it’s as unpredictably devastating due to the fact Newcastle earthquake.