|Do you want them or not?|
DT-2002-07-09 reports that Bobby (trying-to-be-a-Liberal) Carr is suggesting
an 'incentives scheme' to get new migrants to move out of Sydney and into
regional areas where skills are badly needed.
These 'incentives' are said to include relocation grants and low-interest
So a new arrival, who has never even paid tax in this country gets taxpayer
paid grants and subsidized and cheap loans if they decide to leave the
city. But someone who has paid tax for years who makes the same decision gets
Well done Bobby, can you say 'discrimination'? Your true color-sensitivities
are showing. Is this guilt money because of your negative comments about
migrants, or are you just bowing to pressure from your party - following the
patterns of mainstream Australia being forced to subsidize politically correct
Yet another example of political interference. The worst thing that a
government can be accused of is doing nothing, so they feel the need to
subsidize someone to make it sound like they are doing something - anything.
Even when it is counterproductive and totally irrational.
Bobby, Bobby, people who live in Sydney do so because they have decided it
gives them a better life. The infrastructure isn't about to collapse. If
overcrowding starts to cause problems people will choose to make the move
themselves. Don't try to fix it and it won't break.