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'Out of touch' Cate Blanchett
News.com.au ^ | May 29, 2011 | Brendan Hills

Posted on 05/28/2011 7:18:28 PM PDT by AustralianConservative

CATE Blanchett has sparked outrage in the community with her decision to front an advertising campaign promoting the Federal [Australian] Government's controversial carbon tax.

The millionaire Hollywood actor has been accused of being out of touch by spruiking the benefits of the tax that she can afford to pay, unlike many already hard-up Australians.

The 42-year-old has teamed with Packed to the Rafters actor Michael Caton to be the faces of a series of TV ads branded "Say Yes", which will screen nationally from tonight.

The ads are aimed at convincing the average Australian that a carbon tax is a good idea, even if it is tipped to raise the cost of living.

But then there are more than 50 million reasons why Blanchett has different concerns to the average Australian.

In 2009, BRW estimated the Oscar winner's wealth at $53 million, putting creature comforts like a $10 million mansion in Hunters Hill on Sydney's North Shore well within the budget.

And it is why critics have lashed the film star for fronting the campaign while battlers do the sums to figure out how they will pay the bills when the tax is imposed.

"It's nice to have a multi-millionaire who won't be impacted by it telling you how great it is," Terri Kelleher, from The Australian Families Association, said. "It's easy for her to advocate it - she's one of the people who can afford to pay it. There are people who have no comfort zone and no room to move."

Anti-carbon tax campaigner Senator Barnaby Joyce said the ad made Blanchett look "self-indulgent". "Fifty-three million dollars gives you a whole heap of latitude to care about a lot of things," Senator Joyce said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blanchett; carbontax; freelazamataz; hollywood
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/cate-blanchetts-tv-row-over-carbon-tax-ad/story-e6frfmqi-1226064810040
1 posted on 05/28/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

spruiking ?


2 posted on 05/28/2011 7:20:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AustralianConservative

>The millionaire Hollywood actor has been accused of being out of touch by spruiking the benefits of the tax that she can afford to pay, unlike many already hard-up Australians. <

“spruiking”?? Liberalism in every continent is the same. I do not have any problem with her success financially but the hypocrisy is valid.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 7:27:27 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: AustralianConservative

It reminds me of the MSNBC.com article about the benefits of skyhigh gas prices.


4 posted on 05/28/2011 7:28:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Speaking of which, does anyone have some serious trouble regarding the gas prices. Not to mention the rise in price of just about everything else that needs shipping by some sort of motorized vehicle.


5 posted on 05/28/2011 7:30:49 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009

no...high gas prices are okay now since the present occupants of the WH are rats...they were not okay when two “oil men” ran the country....

the media can disguise it all they want- the sh1t will hit the fan against obozo if gas prices stay in the high $3/low $4....hopefully the dumbass does something stupid like use some of the emergency reserve in 9/12- the independents who got him elected already see through his BS....


6 posted on 05/28/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: AustralianConservative

I had to look her up to know who she is.

I always wondered who that stunningly bad actress in Indiana Jones was........ Now I know.


7 posted on 05/28/2011 7:50:02 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: tet68

Liberal term for keister chlorine I think....


8 posted on 05/28/2011 7:52:48 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: tet68

It borders on prostitution.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 7:54:01 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: max americana

Haha. Point taken. However, I do take issue with “her success” because it is built on government-friendly companies.


10 posted on 05/28/2011 7:55:51 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Psycho_Bunny

She was better as Queen Elizabeth, and in the Lord of the Rings as the Elf Queen Galadriel. Like Ian McKellan and the other LOTR actors, I wish she would shut up about politics and act.


11 posted on 05/28/2011 7:56:47 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: AustralianConservative

What a dope. It’s to bad, she’s a great actress. These greenies are making it hard on everyone. The tax is just one more burden that will accomplish little to nothing.


12 posted on 05/28/2011 7:58:29 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: tet68; max americana

spruiking ?

I understand it to mean “to promote” or “to give a speech in favor of something”.

“Speechifying” comes to mind as a similar term we might use in the States.


13 posted on 05/28/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: tet68
It's a word. basically it means promoting. At about the level of a carnie barker


14 posted on 05/28/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Haha – she was better in Lord of the Rings. But point taken: she needs to work on her foreign accents if she wants to be taken seriously.


15 posted on 05/28/2011 7:58:54 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Oztrich Boy

She looks good there.


16 posted on 05/28/2011 7:59:54 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative
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17 posted on 05/28/2011 8:02:28 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping


18 posted on 05/28/2011 8:04:49 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: AustralianConservative

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Her god is global warming same as Kate Blanchette. Australians are a rambunctious lot. They don't take to being lectured by Hollywood actresses when it is going to make them poorer.

19 posted on 05/28/2011 8:08:57 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: AustralianConservative

Nah, That’s Kevin Rudd.


20 posted on 05/28/2011 8:18:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: AustralianConservative
Lesson for us in the United States.

Every time a Libtard pipes up about paying your “Fair Share” or how they don't “need” the Bush Tax Cuts, only one question is needed. That question is, do you itemize?

Somebody should have asked Obama that question when he bragged that he didn't need a Tax Cut because he is rich.
He just boosted the same talking point that Clinton used.

21 posted on 05/28/2011 8:31:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (After the Commies take over, Moderates will become an endangered species...)
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To: Fractal Trader; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Whenifhow; grey_whiskers; proud_yank; ...
Thanx for the ping Fractal Trader !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 05/28/2011 9:04:46 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: patriot08

There is a resemblance for sure.


23 posted on 05/28/2011 9:33:15 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: dennisw

That’s for sure: There is a people’s revolt against the carbon tax in Australia.


24 posted on 05/28/2011 9:34:44 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Kickass Conservative

Good point.


25 posted on 05/28/2011 9:35:50 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

LOL.
I like Kate Blanchette, really.


26 posted on 05/28/2011 10:22:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Galadriel from “Lord of the Rings”. Her voiceover at the beginning of “Fellowship...” was, in the words of one of my favorite screen characters, “Most impressive”.


27 posted on 05/28/2011 10:29:30 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: tet68

Yeah, me too. Closest my Websters can come to is ‘’spur’’ but no ‘’spruiking’’. Must be an Aussie thing, like ‘’diggery-do’’ or whatever.


28 posted on 05/29/2011 6:20:03 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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