Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Figures Broken Down

Received via email. Original source unknown:
Right now the Federal Government is at pains to tell everyone - including us the mug-punters and the International Monetary Fund, that it will not exceed its own, self-imposed, borrowing limits.
How much? $200 billion. And here's a worry.
If you work in a bank's money market operation; or if you are a politician; the millions turn into billions and it rolls off the tip of the tongue a bit too easily. but every dollar that is borrowed, some time, has to be repaid. By you, by me and by the rest of the country.
Just after 5 o'clock tonight I did a bit of math for Jason Morrison (Sydney radio presenter). But it's so staggering its worth repeating now.
First thought; Gillard, Swan, Wong, before that Rudd, all of the Labor Cabinet, call these temporary borrowings, a temporary deficit.
Remember Those Words : Temporary Deficit.
The total Government debt will end up around $200 billion. So here's a very basic calculation .. I used a home loan calculator to work it out..... it's that simple.. $200 billion is $2 hundred thousand million.
The current 10 year Government bond rate is 4.67 per cent. I worked the loan out over a period of 20 years. Now here's where it gets scary ..... really scary.
The repayments on $200 billion, come to more than one and a quarter billion dollars - every month - for 20 years. It works out we - as taxpayers - will be repaying $15.4 billion in interest and principal every year .. $733 for every man woman and child - every year.
The total interest bill over the 20 years is - get this - $108 billion.
Remember, this is a Government, that just 4 years ago, had NO debt. NO debt.
In fact it had enough money to create the Future Fund, to pay the future liabilities of public servants' superannuation, and it had enough to stick $20 billion into the Building Australia Fund .....
A note was sent to me which explains that the six leading members of the Government, from Ms Gillard down, have a collective work experience of 181 years, but only 13 in the private sector.
If you take out of those 13 years the number that were spent as trade union lawyers, 11, only two years were spent in the private sector.
So out of those 181 years:
- no years spent running their own business
- no years spent starting their own business
- no years spent as a director of a family business or a company
- no years as a director of a public company
- no years in a senior position in a public company
- no years in a senior position in a private company
- no years working in corporate finance
- no years in corporate or business restructuring
- no years working in or with a bank
- no years of experience in the capital markets
- no years in a stock-broking firm
- no years in negotiating debt facilities with banks
- no years running a small business
- no years at the World Bank or IMF or OECD
- no years in Treasury or Finance.
But these people have plunged Australia into unprecedented debt.
Well, in a way you can't blame them. It's clear the electorate did not do their homework, because the Government is there by right.
Ah, but they are Labor and people vote for them because Labor is good for the working family - right???
If you have read this you may like to pass it on to your friends to help educate a little as you, them and I, will be repaying the above.


Anonymous TBS said...

Excellent post.

Thank you.

The elctorate certainly did NOT do their homework, but then part of the electorate votes Labor as a matter of course, and the Liberals actually gave their preferences to the Greens, an outrageous betrayal of Liberal principles.
Even so, Liberals got the primary vote, but some corrupt "independents" and the Greens made this governemt a witches' brew of Cliumate Change liars with Obamamian aspirations ie How Much Taxpayers money can we Waste???

BTW, I weep NO tears for the 'knifing" of Kevin Rudd, espcially since he got and implemented many policies from the Obama administration eg Cash for Clunkers, stimulus etc.
he never should have got the top job even for a minute.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The population voted in a bunch of ideological arrogant creeps who still think they're in the Uni bar laughing at the proles. Goes to show when the electorate had it too good with libs life gets boring and the grown ups get thrown out. So how did labor and the greens work out......not boring I'll give em that.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Mr Snuffalupagus said...

> because the Government is there by right.

No, they are there by law; there's a difference. By right, they should have lived within the spirit of the law and called an election ages ago. It's hard to imagine a more illegitimate first-world government.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous foxy said...

Labor are trying their hardest to correct the first world bit.

Just give them another year and they can beat Greece

2:53 PM  

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