The debt truck that has been careering around Australia for two decades on the road to nowhere, has finally blown all four tyres and thrown the big end under the weight of $820 billion dollars of debt.
Thank goodness Frydenberg and Cormann are not doctors because we would be getting second and third opinions.
Why? Because they have continually claimed that they have been reducing Labor's debt since 2013, but in fact they have they have increased it by $166.5 billion dollars to September 2018.
This is Sir Humphrey Appleby stuff - total incompetence and complete disregard for the truth - so why should anybody believe this mob on anything?
The Muppet Show would come to mind if this was not so serious.
Our 30 year boom has ended in a shattering collapse.
Pre-coronavirus we were heading down the tube with no plan, and we still do not have any idea what is ahead.
As citizens we can sit around scratching our heads, but surely with all of the information at hand they could at least have some idea of what to do.
It is pointless looking to America, as their economy is facing the last rites.
We can't even forgo the pot and parma and scoot over to New Zealand and enjoy a delicious hangi, as that financial bubble has now burst as well.
Immigration has imploded. Maybe we need to "start the boats", legally of course.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
Problems faced by people at Bendigo Health's Mercy Street COVID-19 test site are just another symptom of the chaos and incompetence surrounding efforts to suppress this virus.
Placing a drive-in test centre where the cars of those waiting to be tested would bank up and hinder the entrance to the hospital, was as clever as putting untrained security guards in charge of hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
Is there no one in the Department of Health and Human Services that has an once of common sense, or the ability to perform forward strategic planning?
David Arscott, Kangaroo Flat
Concern for doctor
Dr Wesley Miles has treated me for skin cancer lesions from time he had rooms in Melbourne, right through to his establishing Quality Care in Bendigo, to which I followed him.
His standard of care has been over and well above all I'd experienced previously.
I'm absolutely devastated by his current situation.
Terry Oakley, Warrandyte
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