Today, the government announces the details of its carbon dioxide tax. It is the most drastic economic reform in our nation’s history, aimed at curbing our greenhouse gas emissions, supposedly for the benefit of mankind. A conclusion drawn by politicians ignoring the scientists who dissent, while hanging on the every word of the paid alarmists. Listen to one side, and that is all that you shall hear.
It is this one-sided advise our government is seeking that is most disturbing. In taking such a big step as this, knowledge is critical, to remain in ignorance is a dereliction of duty and a betrayal to the nation. Even so, we can do no good as China, India and the US do nothing. In lying to us about the world taking action, is another mark of betrayal, such is the irresponsibility of the traitorous Gillard leadership.
In ignoring the immediate situation facing many Australians with the cost of living, is perhaps the ultimate act of treachery by the government. A government’s number one duty is to serve is people, and being blind to these ongoing struggles just tells us how out of touch and narrow-minded our leaders are. How many traditional labor voters will lose their jobs as their industry is crippled?
Today, as Julia Gillard announces the intricacies of her tax, it will become clearer just how much we will suffer, for no justifiable cause. They will boast of those who will receive compensation. Fancy that. Their greatest achievement will be those they don’t hurt with this scheme. What about those whose livelihoods will be destroyed? What about those who will be pushed over the edge?
Today we will learn of our fate until such a time when common sense sets in, and the tax is repealed. We heard whispers about $23 a tonne. That is $23 too much. You can bet we will have similar scenes to when we first learnt Gillard had double-crossed us. She will be standing there, Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Greg Combet and the independents alongside her. Those that hold our fate in their hands.
Once again, I look to the independents with hope. They can still jump ship and save us. Wilkie is long gone. He used to be a green and has declared an in-principle support for the plan. Oakeshott and Windsor however represent conservative electorates. Whoever so choses to stand up to Gillard and Brown and do the right thing will have redeemed themselves and their role in sparing Australia shall not be forgotten. Should both remain silent however, then damned are they in the eyes of history.