The greens voted against Kevin Rudd’s ETS because it wasn’t tough enough. Could they do the same with Julia’s plan?
A $300 million assistance package for the steel industry still hangs in the balance, with the Coalition continuing to oppose the package and the Greens, whose one vote in the lower house may be decisive, saying they are still making up their minds. The Greens, who support the carbon pricing but balked at the assistance for the steel industry, said they were still ”evaluating the merits of the bill and have not yet finalised a position”.
The greens already have the balance of power in both houses. How greedy could they get? Although, they will probably realise that Gillard cannot afford to make anymore concessions to their anti-industry/anti-economy ways. Looks like our hero will have to come from the independents or labor. Probably a good thing. How weird would it be if the greens saved us from the carbon tax?
From the same article:
THE government’s carbon pricing scheme will cost each Australian $40,000 over the next four decades, a Coalition-dominated MPs’ inquiry has found, as Parliament prepares to vote next week on the historic but controversial plans.
The Senate committee’s majority report, penned by Coalition MPs, concluded that the Gillard government’s carbon tax would slash the national income by $1 trillion by 2050 – or $40,000 a person.
Two words. RIP OFFF!