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The next exciting episode in the Carbon Tax saga, Or Clive Palmer puts a cat among the Green pigeons

If there is one issue that has done for Labor in general and Gillard in particular its the accursed Carbon tax. I am not a lone in thinking that the whole Carbon mitigation push is just the mother of all ponzi schemes that will be a delight to accountants and Green zealots but will leave the rest of us struggling with the  ever increasing price rises to all of the everyday commodities and services that are essential to our modern life.  Worse still the whole edifice  will have absolutely no positive social benefits and its effect upon the climate is likely to be less than zero* once you factor in the obvious tendency that many industries and their jobs will end up being exported to countries that don’t have such a punitive and pernicious Tax or carbon trading system. With this in mind I am delighted to see that Clive Palmer is talking about challenging the legitimacy of the legislation in the High Court.

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Of course the minions of the left are going to see this move as proof of their belief that the “Evil Billionaires” are indeed exerting too much influence upon the society that we all share, Hmm I think that its wrong to think like that when the issue is a foul beast like Gillard’s Carbon Tax, we ordinary folk should be eternally grateful that there are people with both the resources and the determination to oppose this unconscionable tax regime in the courts.

Of course it may not even become law the way things stand at the moment Gillard is faced with the loopy Greens wanting her to drop the promised Company Tax cuts so that there will be more money ion their slush funds for social engineering. Yep its all fun and games in Canberra as this little story arc plays out on the national soap opera. Is it any wonder that I am such a fan of the show?
Cheers Comrades

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5 Comments

  1. magsx2 says:

    Hi Iain,
    Why is it that the public is not being told the whole truth about the carbon tax. It was reported last year in July 2011 that the carbon tax will go up every year. I only saw it in the paper once, and believe it or not that was reported in the ABC.

    “The carbon price is to start at $23 per tonne from July next year and will go up at 2.5 per cent a year above the rate of inflation.”
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-11/environmentalists-say-carbon-price-just-the/2789372
    That is going to be a very expensive carbon tax by the time they float it in 2015.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Yes magsx2 the tax will eternally rise even as the world’s other carbon trading markets are all collapsing because people can see what an evil scam the whole thing is.

  3. Simon says:

    Carbon credits & a trading market in them initially sound like a mature first world capitalist solution to pollution, energy efficiency and protecting the atmosphere & ecosystem but it fails if the big polluting countries (not us) aren’t interested or those with substantial tree acreage (not us) aren’t interested in not cutting them down for agriculture.

    I hate to use the L word, but Legislating for higher energy efficiency and lower emissions is the way to go.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    I think that you have got it in one there Simon, legislating for particular efficiency benchmarks is a very simple and direct way of achieving the desired result. But the political reality is that the ALP and the Greens are really much more interested in getting their hot little hands on the cash so that they can try their hands at some collectivist social engineering. Its not really about the climate at all.

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