You are 100% bang on! The PM and Finance Minister seem to have really got themselves into a pickle and it is incredible that instead of them saying to everyone, "...sorry, this was a big mistake", they are being very defiant saying "there is zero chance of dropping this whole thing" and "this is what they ran on when elected so they are going to do it no matter what". Their logic and their explanations to the public on this subject are flawed in so many ways. And is this really a consultation period if they are going to slam it through no matter what? I am sure this is a no-no in the book of "How to Be a Successful Politician" or "How to Avoid Political Suicide".Operatime wrote: ↑Oct 3rd, 2017 10:33 amI am surprised that they didn't extend the consultation period. It has been clear from the start that they didn't think this through and there will be all sorts of unintended consequences they never thought of. People brought up legitimate concerns and they dug in their heels. Eventually they admitted that this was going to cause problems and promised to make small tweaks, but they wouldn't say what. They expect everyone to just trust them to somehow get it right when they have already demonstrated that they don't understand how these changes will affect people, and they don't seem interested in talking to people who do understand.
Funny how electoral reform, another of their big promises, got dropped as soon as they had a little opposition, but on this issue they won't even extend their pretence of consultation.
It is interesting that the U.S. is currently working on their tax reform policy right now and all they seem to be talking about is lowering taxes for small business, reducing bureaucracy and putting in all kinds of incentives to help small businesses thrive, expand and flourish. Our leaders seem to be looking at the U.S. and "doing the opposite" on every possible policy including immigration, refugee admission, tax policies, etc. Hopefully, the damage to our country will cease with a change of power in 2019.