Skip to comments.Government wants help to think of a reason to have a carbon tax: will pay $$$ (Australia)
Posted on 06/29/2011 2:55:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Shouldnt the government know what the benefits and costs of the carbon tax are before they make it into law? This is looking awfully like a case of policy first, justifications later.
First they promised they wont do it. Then they do it, and they ask for even more of our money so they can pay PR hacks (introduced to us as scientists and economists) to tell us how fabulous their unwanted plan is after all, the Climate Change Commission has no purpose other than to advertise the Carbon Tax. Then theres a $12 million advertising program. But wait, theres more
Amazingly, there are now $250,000 grants (how many?) from the Department of Climate Change to anyone who can persuade the public to accept the carbon tax!
If the government had thought this through, theyd already know why they wanted to bring in the tax. (Or maybe they did think it through, but are afraid to tell us the real reasons?)
As it is, theyre only bringing in the tax because 12% of the voters voted one green member into the House of Reps, and it was the price paid to keep Gillard in power. But for most Australians thats not quite sufficient reason to fork out hundreds of dollars per person each year. Its a tough call to sell that to the other 88% of the voters.
This is not rule by the people for the people. This is the rule of the elite self-anointed superior beings who know what is right for the rest of us.
Where do I apply for a $250,000 grant to teach politicians and teachers the basic laws of logic and reason so that they might protect us from scams, con artists, and schemes to control the weather, issued by witchdoctors who do not even promise to cool the world by more than an unmeasurable thousandth of a degree? Can someone point me to that department?
Lets apply for a further $10 million to make sure all Australian children understand that argument from authority is the mark of totalitarian dictators, and that those who silence dissent (by paying to promote one side of the story, and denigrating critics as Nazi sympathizers) are acting in their own interests to deceive the public.
Thank God for the Internet.
All Aussies I know think Gillard is a FWE.
June 29th, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Clean Energy Investment
$12,000,000 set aside on top of the $12 million advert
For the USA.
One thing can be said for it — it's less bad than cap & trade; or CAFE. That doesn't make it a ‘good tax’ — just one of the least-worst “solutions” to the non-problem of global warming.
“It’s for the kangaroos!”
giving more money to the government is not going to help the environment
It rained series Carbons on Tuesday and Wednesdays here in Benderville...
We don't have all of your money yet.
Thanks Ernest. Have a great day, all!
They eat kangaroos. In fact I had roo burgers a few weeks ago up here in the great white north. Yum Yum