I watched the highlights of the healthcare debate and as I predicted, I was not impressed.
I saw the two most influential politicians in this country argue the best way for government to run the healthcare system. This is nothing new for the Prime Minister, we should expect this as he is the quintessential social democrat who shed his free market sheep's clothing in late 2008. This was however, an epic fail for Tony Abbott, as the leader of the opposition demonstrated that his party is nothing more than 'Labor Lite', 'Diet Labor' or 'I can't believe it's not Labor'.
The liberal party is supposed to espouse the principles of small government, individual liberty, natural rights and private property... Mr Abbott demonstrated that he has nothing but contempt for these 'quaint' ideas. Oh how I would long for a politician to stand up in front of the cameras and make the case for something we have NEVER seen before: a free market in healthcare. Dispel the myths, the silly misunderstandings and misconceptions, correct historical inaccuracies that we've been indoctrinated by within government-run schools and expose the source of the current healthcare crisis: the government.
Will that day ever come, I certainly hope so. But I won't be holding my breath for the liberal party anymore.