When a politician is fighting to win or retain government they will all make promises to win over the electorate. We as the public expect them to keep their promises wherever possible. In the last election on of the hot topics of discussion was the carbon tax and Julia knowing the were not hot on having one promised the Australia public that while in government she would not introduce a carbon tax. Don’t believe me? Watch this video.
There are a lot of videos on YouTube showing just the promise but I’ve chosen this one because it shows her trying to get around it. Like one of the reporters asked her why not just say you changed your mind? Because that would mean admitting she was wrong and she much rather try to baffle the Australian public with her bullshit.
In the AdelaideNow online poll asking whether people supported a price on carbon almost 20000 people responded and 84% said no! And so they should because putting a price on carbon is more than just an extra tax, one that may cost Australians an extra $20 per week, it could cripple Australian industry forcing some to go overseas and the smaller companies to close down. This is understandable because it makes us even more uncompetitive when forced to compete on a market where many countries do not have a carbon tax.
What I don’t understand is how it will reduce the amount of carbon spewed out into the atmosphere it all we’re doing is charging companies for the amount of carbon produced. So in essence they will still be producing carbon but paying for it and then passing the cost onto everyone else. It makes no sense whatsoever.
Personally I think they should introduce nuclear energy and it’s the only one able to produce enough electricity to support the nation. Wind energy and the like just can’t produce enough and it’s cost is way higher.
Just to finish off I’d like to end with the following video titled Julia Gillard Carbon Tax – The Lies In Your Eyes.