>FEDERAL government ministers have accused small-town senator Nick Xenophon of holding the country to ransom by refusing to pass $5.6 billion in welfare cuts when our credit rating is under threat.
>Self-aggrandising senator Nick Xenophon, whose home state of South Australia has become an economic basket case, appears to be trying to do the same to the rest of the country.
>His campaign against the government has been labelled economic sabotage.
>The preachy senator lords over a state that routinely sucks on the teat of other states, taking $1.40 back in GST funding for every $1 it pays, and drawing one-quarter of its electricity from across its borders because of its love affair with renewable energy.
>NSW receives 90c back from every dollar it contributes, getting about $2280 per person in GST money from the Commonwealth while SA receives about $3270.
>Even its local beer causes others pain, while its car makers Holden and Mitsubishi drained the federal coffers in repeated handouts, before finally exiting stage left.
>While Mr Xenophon maintains his blocking campaign, general government debt in South Australia will surge to $6.6 billion in 2018, with hardworking families from NSW continuing to subsidise its financial ineptitude.
>The government had sought his support and agreed to a series of amendments, including an increase in paid parental leave, but he backflipped in a surprise move and chose to block their omnibus bill and its $5.6 billion in savings.
Federation was a mistake. I cannot FUCKING stand the irrelevant states. SA, WA, Tas... all fucking parasites.
NSW/VIC union, kick the leeches out and let them be Poo Peeland tier