Thursday, March 1, 2012
What 500 Biggest Pollouters?
The Green-Labor Government wants you to only visualise images of power stations, mines, and heavy industries, whenever you hear or think about their “carbon pricing mechanism”.
Because their choice of words is propaganda.
Their choice of words conjures up images of dirty, sooty, sweaty, evil “big polluters”.
The truth of the matter though, is that their scheme will not benefit the planet one iota.
It will only benefit bankers. Because that is what all carbon dioxide tax/trading schemes are designed to do.
It will not “hurt” only the relatively small number of dirty, sooty mining companies and heavy industries. The people who make stuff.
(Especially not, when we now know that the government is giving free carbon permits equal to 94.5% of average emissions for the “worst” “polluters”, like aluminium refineries.)
Instead, the government’s carbon dioxide “pricing mechanism” will really hurt the many clean, hygienic companies who make your food.
And deliver your food.
It will hurt those clean, hygienic companies who provide you with water to drink, wash in, and flush your dunny with.
It will hurt those clean, hygienic companies who provide you with hospital and health care.
It will hurt those companies that provide you and/or your children with a university education.
It will hurt those companies that provide you with public transport.
It will hurt those companies who air and sea freight in all of the crap that you buy from overseas, because successive governments have so screwed over our manufacturing industry that this nation makes next-to-nothing ourselves anymore.
It will hurt most or all of the 93 manufacturing companies still left in this country (according to the NGER Register) – many of whom are already foreign-owned.
And yes, it will hurt the companies who dig wealth out of the ground, providing employment for tens of thousands of Aussies.
And yes, it will hurt the companies who (used to) provide us with cheap, efficient, reliable electricity to keep our lights on and appliances working.
It is a brilliant plan, dear reader.
That is, it’s brilliant if your goal is to enrich international bankers and carbon derivatives speculators.
While at the same time, under-mining the heart and soul of (what’s left of) our national economy.
No wonder broken down hack banker Malcolm Turnbull is in favour of a carbon tax!
This is the truth hiding below the surface of all the government’s lies.
You just have to take a closer look here.