Shorten must apologise for attack on small and family businesses

Labor Leader Bill Shorten’s labelling of small and family business owners as ‘fat cats’ shows either a complete disregard for this vital sector of our economy or a wilful shunning of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who employ their fellow Australians.

Mr Shorten has claimed that anyone who opposes his socialist-inspired wages push as a ‘fat cat’.

“Hundreds of thousands of men and women have mortgaged their houses and invested their live’s savings to build a small business and to employ and yet the alternate Prime Minister feels comfortable laying into them,” Senator Abetz said.

“This latest attack on those who have sacrificed everything to employ just highlights Labor’s wilful adoption of the far-left socialist dogma that big government and big unions can push such an agenda without consequences.”

“Labor’s $200 billion tax grab along with these threatened changes to the Fair Work Act will only result in massive job cuts and a contraction in the economy.”

“Mr Shorten must apologise to the hundreds of thousands of small-business men and women around Australia for his grossly inappropriate comments. If he refuses to, it once again highlights that he is unfit to be Prime Minister,” Senator Abetz concluded. 

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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