Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Truth and Balance

The anti carbon dioxide tax blogers are doing their bit in trying to shake mainstream Australia out of their apathy and get some truth and balance into the debate. 
"Truth and balance"?

They are the two major ingredients that Julia Gillard and the Australian media continually fail to bring into the carbon dioxide tax debate.

I would like to share one of those blogs with you.

If there is any doubt about this carbon tax simple being a social re-engineering tax then consider the following from an ex Labor voter;
It’s not just a slight overcompensation to build in a margin of error, either: according to the government’s own publication, some households would be compensated in excess of 400 per cent of the anticipated costs. This clearly goes beyond the scope of the Carbon tax and into more wholesale economic reform, and it is economic reform that reflects the core beliefs of the Labor Party“.
The author Erin Riley fleshes it out in even more worrying detail;

These are not minor changes. The reforms will take one million Australians out of the income tax system, and will compensate some citizens well in excess of the anticipated cost of the program. An individual Senior on $30k a year will incur an anticipated additional $281 in costs, but get $1,000 in assistance. A single income couple with three dependents and a taxable income of $35,000 a year will get $1,017 in benefits, but should anticipate $480 in additional costs. Meanwhile, an individual with an income of $75,000 a year will receive $140 in benefits to $417 in additional costs.

And more salient comments from Ms Riley;

Selling redistribution under the guise of environmentalism is disingenuous, to say the least. In failing to provide a carbon tax bill free of a clearly redistributive economic agenda that fundamentally and substantially shifts the tax burden, the Labor Party has shown where its agenda really is, and why it is not a party of moderation“.

But then the UN has always said that ‘global warming’ was simply about wealth distribution. You have to listen to that German economist Ottmar Edenhofer, who is co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change said;
“climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth” and that “it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization.”

Even more illuminating is the following;
The only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years. To achieve this, politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during Britain’s last “time of crisis,” during the 1930s and 1940s“.

The Courier Mail reports;
The carbon tax is nothing about cooling the planet; it is everything about wealth redistribution“. The carbon tax is socialism by deceit.
This multi billion dollar climate tax will do absolutely nothing for the climate whilst creating an Australian socialist economy that penalises hard work. At the same time Gillard is using this tax to create a huge, expensive, green government and give billion dollar funding a foreign power – the UN and their socialist global governance aims. Australians have been shut out of having any say on the redirection of their country and this attack on their rights, their freedoms, their wealth and their financial and political system.

See the full post here.

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