By Andrew Bolt ~
As the Greens candidates pack up their things and say goodbye to volunteers, Senator Lee Rhiannon moves toward the station gates; she has taken the train out to Sydenham, forgoing the taxpayer-funded car or Cabcharge. I have driven my car, so I offer the senator and her staffer a lift back to their office in the Sydney CBD. What would have been an eight-minute train ride becomes a 30-minute crawl through morning peak hour traffic.
“This is the problem with capitalism,” Rhiannon muses …
Exactly how is a traffic jam at peak hour a problem of capitalism?
Is it because capitalism makes people actually rich enough to afford cars?
Or is it because Rhiannon-preferred socialism would actually ban people from using them?
Tim Blair suggests the real reason for Rhiannon’s slow ride. Rhiannon is blaming the system when she should blame herself:
No, it’s the problem with choosing to ride in Josh Butler-Chauffeur’s crappy car during Sydney’s morning peak hour.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.