Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott Bashes Welfare Drunks While Admitting To Being Drunk And Incapacitated On The Job0
If you’re an American, there is probably a good chance that you’re not familiar with Tony Abbott. No, not that lunatic MMA fighter Tank Abbott. Anthony John Abbott was the 28th Prime Minister of Australia. He served that role from September 18, 2013 to September 15, 2015. He was also the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 2009 to 2015.
Like any good politician, Abbot has said his fair say of insane things. He is well known for talking out of his rear, but he may have overdone it this time. Abbot has defended himself for getting drunk and incapacitated on the job back in 2009. He admitted to passing out in his office and missing key votes after a night of binge drinking with the opposition.
Nevertheless, Abbot suggested that his drinking was nothing compared to Labor’s reckless, wasteful spending. On Saturday, Abbot spoke with 2UE radio. “I was sober in the morning. But our country is still dealing with the debt and debt hangover of the former Labor government’s spending binge. That’s what we should be focused on, not the fact that Peter Costello, Kevin Andrews and I had three or four bottles of wine over dinner.”
Abbot also spoke about his lifestyle habits. He admitted that “one of the reasons why I exercise pretty fiercely is because it means I can eat and drink, occasionally to excess.” Nevertheless, Abbot did not hold back when it came to Australia’s welfare population. Abbot urged for the government to rollout cashless welfare cards for all working age Australians on government assistance. He believes it could help curb binge drinking.
He went on to explain that the money working age people on welfare receive should be quarantined to the essentials of life. He also insisted it was “not a good thing for anyone” that the money could be blown on booze.
On Friday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about Abbott and his behavior. He admitted it was “clearly not acceptable or admirable in any way”. He also went on to say the following. “The whips tried to rouse him to get down into the chamber to vote, but they were unable to move him.”
Another colleague complained that “He slept through some of the most important votes in the Australian Parliament in over 50 or 60 years.”
Is Abbot drunk or do you agree with his assessment?