Heard MP for Mulgrave Curtis "Thanks Daddy" Pitt speaking to some residents at a local shopping centre last week. Pitt's got an opinion on everything, and all of it negative.
In his press release today, Pitt beats the "heartless government" drum about the changes coming from the LNP on public housing. Pitt apparently hasn't figured out yet - YOU AND YOUR PARTY'S IDEAS LOST. The only reason you've still got your seat is that half your electorate still thinks they're electing your daddy, and the LNP put up their meanest candidate possible.
The public housing issue is a case in point. Labor's continual solution, throwing money at a problem, is clearly unsustainable. Pitt tells of "crying people calling his office" - many of whom are lazy, able-bodied bludgers occupying government housing that should be reserved for the proven needy. Women who have 3 and 4 bedroom houses and the kids are living elsewhere with daddy. Lazy bums that have been in public housing for 10, 20, or 30 years.
Curtis, stop being an idiot. Your ideas LOST. Your performance was REJECTED. The LNP is doing what they were elected to do, right or wrong, to the judgement of the voters three years hence. I'd think you'd be more concerned about figuring out policies that can win in the marketplace of ideas, instead of launching cry-baby tirade against everything. You're wasting your time. Close your pie hole and do something productive.
Then there's the stunning reversal of Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King, who can't get his head up CanDo's arse any further. From outspoken journo with well-known and on-the-record opinions, he's now the ultimate in "yes-men" to his LNP masters.
He's gone from calling for the closure of TTNQ to applauding the LNP doubling of their funding. Standing outside police headquarters expecting accolades for FIVE MORE POLICE OFFICERS while his boss gave the Gold Coast over 100 right out of the box. Insisting turtle and dugong hunting would end at tourist areas, now rolling over and admitting it can't be done by his government. And then his biggest turnaround - the 100 day promise to get dredging of the inlet started, which he now says will take two years MINIMUM to start!
The fact is, how we're operating this Westminster form of government is a sick joke. The government in power demands from OUR elected representatives that they make their views conform to the leader, rather then their electorate. The party out of power takes potshots at every single action instead of figuring out how to deliver what the public really wants.
Both of you two should get a backbone. Neither of you is representing the needs and wishes of Cairns. Voters in Cairns are in for a bleak period if neither of you will man up.