Labor has been attempting a juggling act for a while to balance their environmental ideology with the needs of their core constituency. They’re not managing this contradiction well, but it could be worse. The Greens on the other hand, suck at this balance.
And she warned Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne Swan the budget surplus was not sacrosanct predicting the Greens would not deliver blanket support for budget cuts that hurt families.
Oh how nice, they care about families, and yet…
The Tasmanian MP who was elected as Senator Bob Brown’s replacement on Friday said the Greens would never rollover on abolishing the carbon tax under any future Abbott government.
“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. A carbon price is critical to addressing climate change,” she said.
How well does the carbon tax go down with Australian families? On one hand they’re robbing consumers by taxing the energy supply, and yet are pretending to care cost-of-living pressures. They also seem unconerned by a rising national debt that the “future generations” they talk so much about, will have to pay back.
Miranda Devine details the disaster that Green policies have had on regional Australia.
Forestry towns destroyed by irrational green tree worship. Uncontrollable bushfires caused, not by global warming, but by green opposition to hazard reduction.
National parks left to feral animals that rampage though neighbouring farms. Dams never built thanks to greenie protests. Wind turbines plonked all over bucolic hillsides. A live cattle industry brought to its knees.
The Wild Rivers assault on the ability of entrepreneurial Cape York Aborigines to earn a living from their land. Dangerous highways that kill country people in disproportionate numbers, because green tape blocks road upgrades. Bans on rodeos and coal mining.
Skyrocketing energy prices, thanks to the Greens-mandated carbon tax and clean energy follies. Full-frontal attacks on farming by greenies arrogant enough to presume they know better than a family who has earned a living off land they have cultivated for generations.
Greenies are as much the enemy of country people as locusts or droughts. The difference is that natural disasters come and go. The Greens never stop. And like an old-fashioned protection racket, they wreck the joint and now they want to talk.