If we weren't such a powerful nation rich in minerals, we'd be a laughing joke to other countries.
Our politicians have got large problems on their hands and yet they're being paid taxpayers' money to hurl obscenities at one another.
People are right. Where's the focus? Woeful public transport, poor retails sales, roads are a shamble, public/private partnership infrastructures failing, long queues for hospitals and the list is endless.
Instead, we find them on front page news making "meow" and "mincing poodle" jibes at one another. Sigh. Pathetic and embarrassing.