It is appropriate that David Leyonhjelm got into parliament on the donkey vote because he has certainly turned out to be a total ass.
In completing the recent obligation for members of Parliament to fill out their citizenship details, Leyonhjelm was his usual juvenile self. He thought himself so clever, he scanned his answers to post on his facebook page.
This is the same fool that chose to invite Milo Yiannopoulos to speak in parliament house. At a speech a few days beforehand, this little twerp, during his talk. projected an unflattering photo of the feminist writer Clementine Ford, taken when she was a teenager, with the word “UNFUCKABLE” superimposed over the top, just as Time magazine names the Silence Breakers behind the #Metoo campaign Person of the Year.
A trip to Leyonhjelm’s facebook page is a disturbing experience.
In the last few days he has started 13 different threads about “Milo” – just a tad fixated there David.
But it gets much worse.
In response to Labor’s attempt to introduce domestic violence leave, Leyonhjelm said “Domestic violence is a crime. But what makes it different to say someone being mugged? Or your house gets burgled? Why should it be treated differently than other crimes?”
Oh gee. Let me think about that. If someone mugs you or burgles your house, you probably don’t have to flee from your home in the middle of the night with the kids in tow and then try to find somewhere to stay where your partner can’t find you. You have probably not been subjected to years of torment and emotional abuse. You probably haven’t had someone controlling your finances.
He tells us in another post that “dirty jokes and office flirting” are not sexual harassment. Apparently, that is just something we should be expected to accept in our workplace.
He also says, from his analysis, the gender pay gap does not exist.
We analysed the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s wage gap report claiming there is a 15.3% gender pay gap for full-time employees.
Unfortunately, the agency doesn’t break it down by average hours worked (44.7 vs 41.6), which brings the gap down to 8.9%. Nor does it factor in that women take more personal leave, greater experience/qualifications of males, or the fact that women tend to work in lower-paid industries.
If you compare like-for-like, the gender pay gap simply does not exist.
Today he is on about allowing poor people to withdraw their superannuation, not just to buy their first home, but any time they are “struggling” (which would be always).
My view is that taxpayers should be able to withdraw more of their voluntary contributions and also consider putting more voluntary contributions into their superannuation, such as proceeds from the sale of a house.
How many struggling people have made voluntary superannuation contributions? Or does he not understand the nature of the superannuation guarantee? And is he suggesting that property investors could further reduce their capital gains tax by just shoving millions into super every time they sell a place?
Next he attacks the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The NDIS is like a boat: it’s a hole in the water that you just keep throwing money at. It’s an all-encompassing, centrally-commanded, money-thirsty scheme that is out of control. Let’s not forget that prior to the NDIS, people were still obtaining disability services.
His latest contribution is to call for an end to mandatory helmets for bike riders saying
“there is little evidence that wearing helmets has made any difference to safety. Instead, participation rates have plummeted, bike sharing schemes fail to work and an entire generation of sedentary kids are discouraged from riding a bike.”
And that is just a summary of the last few days of brain farts from this asinine aberration.
In the past he has posted videos encouraging people to smoke which I guess he needs to do since he takes tens of thousands of dollars from tobacco companies in donations.
He is also a rabid gun advocate who will no doubt be happy to see the elevation of Bridget McKenzie to Deputy Leader of the Nats.
To think this pompous twit has been given the power to make laws that will affect my country and my life is beyond belief.
Wake up Australia. Stop voting for morons.