After all, the Chinese (proposed) Taxation Plan will be ONLY 1/14th the size of Australia’s, so just who does Julia think she is kidding? Australia’s evil scheme is coming in at $23 per tonne (starting price only – it will escalate), while China is postulating about $1.55 per tonne.
Meanwhile in Europe the price has fallen to (about) $8.00 AU, Oh how the mighty have fallen, and still Australia is preening and claiming to be setting the tone for the rest of the world.
Me thinks Ms. Gillard and her Green ‘bedfellow’ Greg Combet have their heads up their proverbial you know what’s and cannot – or will not see the light of day.
Why Oh why can they not see what this will do to Australia’s industry and households. The families and Pensioners of Australia are going to be hit with a giant thumping hammer. As it currently stands many households have to go without necessary heating and cooling simply to make ends meet. Currently it is summer time in the southern hemisphere.
If it gets too hot, people with serious medical conditions and very young children are likely to need medical attention if finding a cool place is impossible. Have they considered the possible loss of life? But wait till winter arrives, particularly in the higher altitudes and down in Tasmania.
No money for electricity, no heating, no electric blankets. What are they supposed to do? Live in their beds simply to survive?
This Australian Carbon Dioxide Taxation Scheme, which has been implemented supposedly to help reduce the temperature of the Earth, is nothing more than money grabbing by the government elites, to fill their dwindling coffers, which have been misspent on other poorly designed government programs.
When Julia and Greg take their heads out of you know where, perhaps they will see what is happening around the globe, and concede they have made a vast error of judgment. Personally I will not be holding my breath waiting for this to happen.
When was the last time you read of a politician acknowledging they had made an error? Are there really flying pigs over Canberra?