When it comes to submarines, we sign up to some vague plan at the cost of tens of billions. When it comes to showering taxpayer money into Coalition seats as rorts, it’s considered good value. When it comes to large corporations walking away with billions of erroneously claimed JobKeeper dollars, there’s no need to get the handouts backs. But now that I would like a few RAT [Rapid Antigen Test] kits, which would be for the wider community’s health more than my own, I’m being lectured on things not being “free”. I have not been able to procure a RAT, but I sure can smell one. [https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/couldn-t-give-a-rats-pm-cuts-us-loose-as-cases-soar-20220104-p59loe.html]

Wendy Varney


  • Arthur Baker says:

    Absolute cracker. It’s a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, published on 5 January. An early contender for Letter Of The Year 2022, and it’s going to be my first nomination for that award.

  • Arthur Baker says:

    And now I think about it, isn’t the RAT acronym a gift from God? How many metaphors, similes, comparisons, proverbs etc, does it open up for critics to lambast the federal government in general and Morrison in particular? Marvellous.

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