The Budget: All cruelty springs from weakness

The Australian Independent Media Network

‘This budget is devastating for the vulnerable, and pays no mind to their survival’writes Jennifer Wilson. It says much about the character of this government.

It can’t be denied any longer, conservatives really do believe they have no responsibility to the vulnerable, and it is perfectly acceptable to the Abbott government that those who can least afford it endure the most harsh of fincruelty-springs-from-weaknessancial limitations.

This piece in the Sydney Morning Herald reveals that while high income couples stand to lose scarcely at all, families on benefits may lose up to 10% of their income. Known as “Detailed family outcomes,” this information was withheld from the budget, contrary to custom, by Joe Hockey, obviously because it reveals the Abbott government lie that everyone will be doing their fair share of the heavy lifting allegedly required to get the budget back on track.

Abbott also stated in…

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