Thursday, December 31, 2009

Carbon Tax Illegal!

France’s Constitutional Council says the country’s proposed carbon tax is illegal. This is a severe blow to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to fight climate change.

France’s Constitutional Council has struck down a carbon tax that was planned to take effect on January 1st. The council, which ensures the constitutionality of French legislation, said too many polluters were exempted in the measure and the tax burden was not fairly distributed.

It was estimated that 93 percent of industrial emissions outside of fuel use, including the emissions of more than 1,000 of France’s top polluting industrial sites, would be exempt from the tax, which would have charged 17 euros per ton of emitted carbon dioxide.

Very interesting!

I wonder how many donators to the ALP would have been exempt under the Rudd & Wong ETS?

Why was Malcolm Turnbull so determined to support the rort to the extent he lost his leadership, if you could call it leadership?

There is a scary story available here to an unbiased and free media to investigate political donations and to keep an eye on what firms retiring politicians are offered directorships in!

“Come to the directors meetings once a month, sit in the corner, shut your mouth and vote as you are told and your reimbursement will be $100,000 per year!”

Say, three companies make this offer to a politician who has been loyal to them. At his/her retirement, add this sum (paid by the shareholders)to their super (paid by the taxpayer) and they are set for life!

How do you feel about the fact that this politician may have been crucial in passing the ETS that increased your taxes by 30%?

Our problem is we have neither an unbiased nor a free media in this country. We do, however, have many politicians of all parties that neither serve nor care for us, the electors. They do know how to feather their own nests by doing the bidding of their true masters, those who contribute to their election coffers.

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