ANYONE SEEN MY MISSING FROG?
I believe there were three mentioned in this quotation!
It is a very simple question which needs no political spin, or waffling on, trying to confound – confuse the issue. Anyone notice how a politician cannot give you a straight answer, in plain English, to a straightforward question? I have heard this referred to as political doublespeak.
I don’t want doublespeak Prime Minister – I would like a straightforward answer to a straightforward question. I believe if the people of Australia heard their Prime Minister address them on public television, or even if you added your comment here at this blog, there would be a collective sigh of relief.
You see Prime Minister, you have had a lot of ‘air time’ over the last few days, selling your new taxation scheme to industry and the general public. You even managed to get an entire Q & A programme to yourself. I forced myself to watch it, because I was hopeful that a genuine Q & A watcher might ask the simple and most relevant of questions. Alas I was to be disappointed!
Never one to let an opportune moment slip by, I have decided to ask you the question myself, in the hopes that your straight answer to my straight question can put all this confusions and turmoil in the electorate to rest, once and for all. I believe Prime Minister if you answer this, we can actually put to rest all the anger and uncertainty your political spin has raised, and we can move forward together, a nation in unity, towards a bright and united future.
By how many degrees, (or parts thereof)
will your Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme –
your Carbon Tax – your Emissions Trading Scheme,
reduce the warming of our planet?
Prime Minister I heard you tell the nation on Q & A last night that you trusted implicitly the CSIRO scientists with regards to Climate Change/AGW, so I feel very confident they will have already given you this information, and you will be happy to share it with the people of Australia.
The number of (or part thereof) degrees the climate will cool by – and the approximate length of time it will take to achieve this. This data seems to be missing in your campaign spiel.
Please tell us Prime Minister,
so that we know what it is we are working towards
and are being taxed because of.
Then we too can share your vision and your goals
for this Great Nation.
If you wish to send correspondence to Prime Minster Gillard please send them via Australia Post mail to:
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
It does not have to be a dissertaion / long letter, just ask simply like I did:
Dear Prime Minister
Would you be so kind as to tell me by how many degrees, (or parts thereof) your Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – your Carbon Tax – your Emissions Trading Scheme, will reduce the warming of our planet?
I would like to know also the number of (or part thereof) degrees the climate will cool by – and the approximate length of time it will take to achieve this. This data seems to be missing in your campaign speeches.
Thank you for answering my questions,
Your sincerely etc etc etc
(it is important to give your name, address and phone number) It is expected the Prime Minister will answer your letter.
This will cost you one sheet of writing paper, one envelope, one ordinary local postage stamp, and perhaps 5 minutes of your time.
It may help the Prime Minister to see that she has been sadly misled by her tame CSIRO scientists. One can only hope.
Of course, it may just turn out that people will come to understand that what the PM is trying to force upon the people of Australia, has absolutely nothing to do with reducing the temperature of Earth, and lots to do with raising taxes because there is a huge black hole in the treasury she knows she needs to fill quickly!
UPDATE: I knew other people in the media would also be asking the same question of Prime Minister Gillard.
ANd if you would prefer a written transcript