They claim to be doing it for future generations. This tax is going to stop our evil emissions to save our climate so future generations will have a planet to live in. It is all about intergenerational equity. This is a dud term for one, it does not exist. Each generation has had it better than the last as our country has grown. However, this may change as the government puts our economy on a tight leash.
We are taught in school how the world is going to hell, man is to blame and how our politicians must tax us to preserve the world for when we are in charge. “We are doing this for you”, they tell us. They will thwart rising sea levels, mighty natural disasters and mass extinctions. However, the real risk to future generations is this carbon dioxide tax.
As a member of generation Y, I want to share in the same economic prosperity that our country has had since the gold rushes in the 1850s (a slight glitch during the depression). Yet, the leaders of today are trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which is tied into economic growth. Apart from nuclear, this is the only effective way to produce energy and hence to power our economy. Weaning us off fossil fuels will restrain our development.
This is the future these incompetents in Canberra are taking us towards. This is what faces my generation and those that will follow (not to mention the immediate effects for all Australians). Give us an election Julia, do it for future generations.