Monday, July 11, 2011

A fraud on the Australian people

JULIA Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax is the most brazen policy to be perpetrated by an Australian government.

Apart from the fact that 2 out of 3 families will be fully compensated for the tiny rise in household costs of $9.90 a week, and apart from the fact that the price signal will drive innovation and job growth, and apart from the fact that pensioners will be better off, and apart from the tax cuts, and apart from the fact that there will be no major effects on job creation or incomes, and apart from the fact that up to $110 extra per child will go to families under Family Tax Benefit A, and apart from the fact that up to $69 extra per year will go to families eligible under Family Tax Benefit B, and apart from the assistance to emissions intensive trade exposed industries, and apart from the money from the tax allocated to renewable energy projects and research, and apart from the move to a market based price on July 1, 2015, and apart from the targets to reduce emission by 5% by 2020 and 80% by 2050:

Apart from those tiny benefits, this must be a fraud on the Australian people, because I've haven't spent all this time being alarmist and scaremongering for nothing. I've been saying all along, even before the policy was announced, that this policy is a fraud. If we ignore the policy detail, I stand by my position.

Vent here while venting is still legal.

No comments:

Post a Comment