Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

I’m afraid none of my song choices have made it to the 21st Century yet.  Is that because there is nothing left to sing that hasn’t already been sung?  Let’s ask mother.

Canada cancelled its order for certain, some might say sub-standard, American war planes.  Australia is still committed to purchasing those particular planes despite grave concerns about their outlandish cost and suitability (see Lowy Institute, ABC Background Briefing).  Meanwhile, Canada has bought Australia’s retiring fighter jets instead.

In Australia, there has been much discussion about how we are going to pay for the budget measures taken to cushion the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic (totaling $320 billion across the forward estimates).  Apparently it is young people who are bearing the economic brunt of this pandemic and who will be largely responsible for paying back the associated public debt that is being racked up.  Well, that’s the story we are being told by economists and the mainstream media …

Priorities.

Kind Regards.
Tracy

Ragtag Daily Prompt — Limp as in lame plane decision.

9 thoughts on “Mother Knows Best

  1. I’ve listened many times to Laurie Anderson and found her to be a prophetic ironist.
    A bored Montreal lady social isolating has turned her small dog into a C 19 Virus meme. Little Pluto the dog, offers dog wisdom voiced by her owner. Some of her entertaining videos appear on YouTube. Try “Plato addresses the Internet for the first time.” Also “I am a dognostic.” And she challenges the deception of stretch jeans. Pluto “Beautiful Bodies.” Pluto is cheering many folks up.

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  2. Ooh – I have not heard this for years!
    I can’t get my head around the ‘debt’ thing. Owed to who exactly? When every country is in the same boat? It sounds suspiciously like the political ‘right’ gearing up for further cuts afterwards to me..

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    1. It’s a prelude to the discussions that the country should be having on the significant tax concessions available for seniors, and hopefully other discussions around whether Australian governments should be spending more money than any other country on war memorials and commemorations. Then there are the defence projects that don’t even go to tender.
      It has already been flagged that “green tape” will be cut so that Aussies can get back to work.

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