Posted by: Grant | August 12, 2010

The Aussie Liberal Party Carbon Tax.

The aussie Liberal Party candidate, Tony Abbott, was reported as saying Climate Change was "absolute crap" – but then he said don’t listen to my off-the-cuff remarks, take the writing seriously.

Well here’s something in writing…

JOINT PRESS RELEASE – DIRECT ACTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION,
THE HON. GREG HUNT MHR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
DIRECT ACTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
http://www.tonyabbott.com.au/Pages/Article.aspx?ID=3929

" …Businesses that reduce emissions below their baseline or ‘business as usual’ activity will be able to sell their CO2 abatement to the government. This will provide a direct financial incentive for firms to take action to reduce emissions below baseline levels.

Businesses that emit above their ‘business as usual’ levels will incur a financial penalty… "

A "financial penalty" which will be collected by the Government – I thought a "financial penalty" collected by the Government was called a TAX – correct me if I’m wrong – and who will pay the tax?

Yes, you guessed it, the hapless consumer again.

He was good on the dreaded RET, however, – Renewable Energy Target

From The Aussie Oposition Leader – Budget Reply Speech.
http://www.tonyabbott.com.au/Pages/Article.aspx?ID=4067

" …As well, the Coalition would not proceed with the budget increase to the renewable energy future fund and will cut government advertising by 25 per cent…. "

His opponent, Julia Gillard, was much better and she neutralised "the great big tax on everthing" claims by putting off her great-big-tax-on-everything indefinitely and stating – Julia speak – "and we continue today, to face a situation, where there is not that community consensus about a carbon price"

and Julia-speak – "where there is not deep understanding about what that would mean and how it will require us to work differently and live differently"

The "great big tax on everything" is still there however – just postponed – and deals have been done with the AUS Greens for preferences – deals we will all have to pay for very dearly, again.

Don’t wanna risk either of them?
Wanna neutralise green excesses?
Vote and donate to the Climate Sceptics Party – here – http://climatesceptics.net/?page_id=1263
Give your second preference to Labor for the broadband fibre optic network (& they did get rid of Kevin07)

Visit my previous blog entrys for more detail
http://greenhousebullcrap.bigblog.com.au/post.do?id=385840
http://greenhousebullcrap.bigblog.com.au/post.do?id=419020
http://greenhousebullcrap.bigblog.com.au/post.do?id=433014
http://greenhousebullcrap.bigblog.com.au/post.do?id=433349

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