In the 9+ years I've spent here on Silver Stackers, I've seen ad finitim repeat performances of grandiose denouncements of: "excessive government interference in the free market" "socialist handouts for bludgers" "soviet-style state controls" After all of the previous huffing, puffing and posturing by a number of denizens here on Current Events, I have yet to see any more than token protests about the A$130 Billion spent on JobKeeper & JobSeeker wage subsidies, government-subsidized low-interest loans and loan guarantees for SMEs. Where are the same denizens, whom if they had even a modicum of Ideological Consistency as free-market absolutists, would outright reject all public assistance or subsidy? It is almost like these same denizens have no problem with public spending when they're the beneficiary of such largess. As such, their silence and inaction when they have 'skin in their game' reveal that their ideological convictions are no more than skin-deep, unceremoniously discarded into the nearest ditch upon the slightest of inconvenience. Utterly Pathetic.