Senate candidate for The Climate Sceptics party - The NO CARBON TAX party.
Dear Sir / Madam,
Our PM claims 1.6 million green jobs will be created by it by 2020.
If so, then according to the Spanish and UK experience (where 2.2 and 3.7 normal jobs respectively were destroyed per each green job created), the figures of 3.5 million and 5.9 million jobs would evaporate via the new green economy.
Spain now has 21% unemployment and is going broke fast. I cannot see any reason Australia will be any different by 2020.
We will also get another police force chasing peoples' compliance.
The bosses of the green regime will be in Europe and they will dictate ever changing and tighter laws despite never being elected by us.
So if you think we are over-governed now, 2020 will be much worse and its quite possible no Australia government will be able to get rid of the system once started.
Maybe, before the world goes any further, a small country or state that wants a carbon tax should be sponsored by the UN to introduce the best system the IPCC can design so the world can see how many green jobs it really will create and how lovely the Green police will be.
(I`m sure a few carbon tax supporters would like to emigrate to such a place to show us how it can be done).
The Washington Post reports:
A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show.
The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies.