What a bunch of pathetic losers we have managed to …

Comment on Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership by Another Observer.

What a bunch of pathetic losers we have managed to inflict upon ourselves – Shame, Shame Shame.
We get it, people are in it for themselves. And there are conflicts of interest – but there always will be conflicts. At the end of the day, we had the Prime Minister visit the town and we want to bitch about the cost of the reception? Give me a break.
If you want to bitch about the costs to the town, let’s have a look around at the number of businesses that are being driven out of the town.
You have councillors running charities that are elbowing full tax paying businesses out of operation, you have council awarding work to out of town businesses, and meanwhile the Alice Springs based businesses are wondering how they can afford to pay their damned rates.
The vitriol that is directed at an Aboriginal woman who wants to put her hand up to try to make a difference.
I can’t figure out if the insults are directed at Ms Price herself or because she has the gumption to choose to run for a different side of politics.
We wonder why our kids are out of control when this is the example that you mob set. Grow up and do the damned job that you are paid to do!

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Anecdotal I know, but on two recent occasions, I’ve sat outside one of the AC owned bottle shops and was quite shocked to realise that the only commonality of those who were pulled up and questioned by the bottlo monitor, was the colour of their skin.
From a group of young women, to tradies on the way home from work, to older people and middle aged women – the only constant was their skin colour. Not good enough, NT Government.


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There is a very good reason why the majority of voters, in the majority of states voted against the bill.
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At what point is too much government enough?


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Give us a bloody break – the council can’t even be bothered engaging local suppliers, but expect us to stump up year after year.
The poor taxpayer is funding how many levels of government? And for what?


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WHY should constituents in other States and Territories be forced to go without because our politicians can’t operate responsibly?
If the Treasurer would like to send me a draft of the NT Budget, and a red pen, I’ll fix the problem quick smart!


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Hold the economy to ransom? Would that be like “charities” masquerading as business and pushing full tax paying entities out of the market?
Take the wood out of your own eye, fella!


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