A Dark Night
Rose C Taylor
“I kid you not”
“Without a good economy nothing else exists” Rose C Taylor 
If as Paul Daley’s article in the Australian March 8, 2009 says “Drones to the left of us and jokers to the right” then may I say we are indeed in for several dark nights preceded by even darker days.
In my opinion we Australians are more than steeled for bad times; we are hanging on to the seats of our pants which are fast becoming threadbare and incidentally are headed to no longer being made in Australia.
Pacific Brands and their shedding of jobs together with the decline of the car industry, which in turn affects car parts manufacturers, will not be the only source that will create lengthy unemployment queues. We have to accept that in time small business along with our tourism industry will start to shrink, our finer restaurants will be forced to close their doors and many of our industries such as our entertainment industry will be faced with reducing their staff requirements.
“With this in mind, however, we must not lose sight of the fact that most Australians like to enjoy their favorite alcohol beverages and their weekly punt at the TAB.” Rose C Taylor 
In view of what I have so far written dare I mention that there are those who think that money spent on improving our transport system, especially our highways and byways, is a waste of money if there are no jobs for people to use them. This defeatist attitude not only degrades Australians but defies the invention of the wheel. More cars manufactured equals more parts to be made which equals more jobs, jobs, and yes I repeat more jobs. As like the turning of the wheel so to can infrastructure turn the wheels of our industries while at the same time turn our economy around.
Lindsay (gonna) Tanner may roll out the ball with some valid points but so too does Joe Hockey. My equally valid points if taken in the correct perspective might just help to start the ball rolling.
"How many more workers will lose their job because of your economic incompetence?" Turnbull asked Rudd in Parliament. Rudd's response? "It is almost as if each time job losses are announced in this country you can hear the champagne corks pop in the Liberal and National parties' party room." Paul Daley 
Now is not the time to be bombarded with journalists continuously reporting “Turnbull asked Rudd” and “Rudd replied”, nor should we as Australians be further insulted by Rudd’s reply. Kevin Rudd would do well to remember that he is not immune to being here today and gone tomorrow.
Now has to be the time to ask when will our respective governments face the consequences of continuous job losses and the ever increasing departure of “Made in Australia”? Like global warming and the spin that goes with it we cannot continue to use the global financial crisis as a means of saying “sorry” to the ever increasing number of Australians losing their jobs.
Rose C Taylor
8th March, 2009
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