Talk about being bought off to silence any and all opposition. No wonder Bob Brown could smile and say with certainty that there would be a lot more people in favour of the Carbon Tax once the news was officially broadcast today.
I watched the Gillard Crew Broadcast on Foxtel on my computer, under which there was a live Q & A screen with a person (Gemma Jones) answering typed in questions. I was astounded that well over 90% of the questions I read were from people wanting to know, or get an estimate of how much they will receive in handouts from the government.
From a simplistic point of view (mine) it seems they maybe pushing through the tax reforms they have been working towards, all under the generic name (guise) of Carbon Taxation Implementation.
I think it is going to take a few days before we can see through all the hype and actually workout what has been put into place today.
I am hanging my head in shame currently that my perception is that all people are truly interested in is $$$$$. I wonder how long it will take for these people to realize you get nothing for nothing in this life.
If you have listened to enough presentations from motivational speakers, politicians, management consultants, environmentalists or even religious clergy, you will almost certainly have heard the tale told of the frog in hot water.
This engaging little parable claims that if you plunge a frog into boiling water, it will immediately jump out. But if you put the frog into room temperature water, and then slowly heat the water to boiling, the frog doesn’t realise what’s happening and gets cooked to death.
This neat, but gruesome, image is used to warn you against small, gradual changes usually imposed by the forces of evil, bringing you closer to the devil.
These microscopic changes will gradually and relentlessly whittle away your time, money, rights and freedom. Because each tiny change is so small, you more than likely don’t notice. (source)