Apparently the banking royal commission cost $1 billion dollars of our hard earned money.
One billion dollars to tell us the banks and other financial institutions are greedy bastards.
If the authorities whose job it is to regulate banks did their job we would have saved that billion dollars.
But the waste is no restricted to enquiries and royal commissions.
Nor is it restricted to the Canberra bubble.
The NSW Government says it doesn’t have a couple of lousy million dollars for a children’s ICU at the giant new Campbelltown Hospital about to be built, but to knock down and rebuild stadiums, hey, presto, here’s a lazy $2.3 billion.
I don’t even want to think how much money our federal, state and local governments spend on consultants to prepare reports that will gather dust.
But it seems that trying to save taxpayers and ratepayers dollars is just too hard in this lucky country of ours.
And only a voter rebellion will force the major parties to wake up to reality.
Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of individual members of the major parties who know things are crook but can’t do much about it.
The reason is that the system has become too big, too rigid and it is becoming harder and harder to pull it down.
But pull it down and build a better new one in its place we must.
And we all know there’s nothing that is impossible in life.
The worst thing we can do is carry on as if nothing’s wrong.
Elections are a good opportunity to bring it all out in the open and to discuss how we should fix problems.
The easiest thing in the world is to carry on like a pork chop, complaining about everything and everyone else without offering a solution.
These people might not realise it but they are part of the problem, so they should get out of the way and let the rest of us have our Brexit and Trump moment.