Cartoon: By Pickering.
They are bringing in a tax and if taxes cooled the planet, the place would be an icebox. It is absurd. Using the same logic, every time you increase income tax the place would get colder, every time you reduce income tax it would warm up a little bit. – Senator Barnaby Joyce.
It has been a disappointing day today. Most of us held onto the faint hope that someone on the government side would adopt a sane approach, or at least bow to the need for self-preservation, but that was not to be. Labors economic suicide squad voted as a block, with the independents to pass the carbon tax.
The best estimates of the impact of the 5% reduction in greenhouse gasses by Australia, is that there would be at best, about a ten thousandth of a degree of temperature reduction. This is of course assuming that the rest of the world does not increase its output. As such a reduction is vastly less than China’s annual increase in emissions, this seems unlikely.
Most polling indicates that the population are against this tax by about 80/20% and we will have our revenge on the instigators of this draconian deceit. It will most certainly be repealed after the next election.
Labor is now determined to go out and sell the tax. The electorate, which is suffering buyers remorse over the election of the current government is not likely to be purchasing this lemon.