Skip to comments.Truckers protest outside Australia's parliament (over carbon tax law)
Posted on 08/22/2011 3:09:59 AM PDT by markomalley
Hundreds of truckers circled Australia's parliament on Monday in a campaign aimed at forcing the government to withdraw a proposed carbon tax law, and call new elections, the second anti-government protest in the nation's capital this month.
The truckers sought to draw on public dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Julia Gillard's minority government and perceptions of economic incompetence, despite a robust economy.
"Everyone is on the edge because the country is basically in a state of disarray. We've all been surprised at just how tough everyone is doing it," said transport company owner Peter Whytcross as the "Convoy of No Confidence" trucks blasted horns from roads around parliament and Gillard's home nearby.
Outside the booming mining sector, many Australians are fighting to keep pace with inflation and high house prices combining to make the nation's biggest city, Sydney, one of the world's most expensive places to live.
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Bad, bad carbon!! Down carbon! Down!
Instead of wasting fuel while trying to change the mind of Leftist fools, the truckers ought to park their rigs until the carbon tax is off the table.
No developed country could survive long without trucks to deliver food and fuel.
Yes, that Evil Carbon Dioxide! Yup, that stuff those plants love to gobble up! Oh and the Algae in the sea loves it too. Funny how plants and Algae grow faster when Carbon Dioxide goes up.
One would have thought Plants would DO THIS BY DESIGN to compensate for Natural and Man made CO2.