I was heartened to read the response of the Herald Sun this morning to Bob Brown’s accussations of a Murdoch media conspiracy, and its position that it is firmly against the carbon tax. It is not alone in this either. The polls are devastating for the proposal; 60% against, twice as many as those who are in favour. There is growing dissent all over the country and the opposition is standing up to it as well.
Here is why Australia does not want this stupid tax. This government is severly out of touch with its people, ignoring the cost of living pressures affecting everyday Australians. The budget didn’t go towards easing that either, and now they want to slug us with a massive, exponentially-growing tax, whose price will be controlled by the extreme and even more out of touch greens. People are worried about their jobs and their livelihood and this government and especially the greens simply don’t care, continuing the relentless spin campaign and treating us like idiots.
This tax is grossly undemocratic, and I think the media is starting to forget about this little nutshell, hence letting Julia off easily. “There will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead.” We all remember you saying that Julia, it is imprinted into our brains with your irritating voice. It is simple, you would have lost the election if you didn’t put that to bed and now you betray your own people. There is no mandate and an early election is the only honourable thing to do (although I now have to concede this will not happen).
There is also a growing minority in this country who do not want any action on global warming. We skeptics are becoming more numerous simply because the facts are slowly getting out there and people are opening their eyes. Why will the government (and the opposition to a lesser extent) not face the reality that no empirical evidence supports the notion that our emissions are affecting the climate and in fact, the evidence suggests otherwise.
We need to return to democracy as the Ancient Greeks intended it, “people power”. If the government can not be held accountable by its people until we next return to the polls, then that is a slap in the face to our freedom, our liberty, and our voice as a people.