Thursday, 3 May 2012

(K')Nearly getting the carbon dioxide tax right.

Kristina Keneally and Power
Kristina Keneally is a failed NSW Labor premier. Anna Bligh is a failed Queensland Premier. When Bligh lost the election in an humiliating electoral defeat,  and although promising that she would stay in parliament, no matter what, the day after the election Bligh resigned. Kristina Keneally, on the other hand,  after she lost power, fulfilled her promise and stayed in parliament.

Good on you, Kristina!

Kristina advised the Green Gillard Government to dump the toxic carbon dioxide tax, the tax arising from a broken promise, the tax that will cripple Australia's economy.
A Newspoll in The Australian yesterday saw Labor's primary vote drop two points over the last fortnight to 27 per cent, while the Coalition's primary vote has climbed three points to 51 per cent.
Ms Keneally......... said Ms Gillard needed a “game changer” if her government was to have any chance at the next election.  “She really has to deal with the question of what she's going to do about this carbon tax,” Ms Keneally told Sky News.
The warmist leaning Climate Spectator reports:
The ALP knows it is dead in the water and is now trying to save the furniture. Claims that the climate legislation is toxic for the government led to suggestions from advisers either to weaken the legislation, or to abandon the issue in public discourse.
The only position now left to the government after July 1 is to say that tax compensation will make most families ‘no worse off’ with carbon pricing. But being ‘no worse off’ is not a compelling reason to introduce disruptive legislation, or to do anything.
However, if the tax increase causes some businesses to fold, larger business to relocate offshore and mine output buyers to seek cheaper product elsewhere, we all will be worse off.

Andrew Bolt has similar advice:
LABOR will not want to listen to advice given by a nasty conservative, not even when I now tell it of its one last hope.
It's simple.
Get a new leader - probably Kevin Rudd, with Workplace Minister Bill Shorten as deputy.
What's more, promise the carbon tax will not come in until voters have voted for it at an election.
And not before 2016 at the earliest.
Only a move this big will prove to voters that Labor has got it.
It knows that it cheated voters, and must win back their faith, whatever the pain.
Business Spectator reports thaGillard has been given June deadline to reverse Labor fortunes.
Labor MPs have given Prime Minister Julia Gillard a deadline of the end of June ― intended to be enough time to sell the May 8 budget ― to boost Labor's political fortunes or else risk losing her leadership of the party, according to a report by The Australian Financial Review.
The loss of support this week from the 17 members who from the NSW Right faction has struck a particularly hard blow for Ms Gillard. The end of June coincides with the final week of the June parliamentary sittings.

Labor's last hope is the cancellation of the tax on carbon dioxide and the keeping of MS Gillard's promise that "there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead."

1 comment:

  1. Geoff, the adage " the best indicator of future performance is past behaviour" is best kept in mind when considering what strategies the Government may use in an attempt to hold onto power. Perhaps this truism, together with Graham Richardson's "whatever it takes" approach should be on billboards around the country. No other comments would be necessary. Voters could reflect on the records of Rudd/Gillard and the others complicit in the near ruination of our comparative advantage.


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