Inconsistent comments around the CO2 tax

Letter to the Editor  -  by Leon Ashby

Inconsistent comments around the CO2 tax

Dear Sir,
              Have you noticed how inconsistent positions seem to be the rage.?

Steve Fielding is sceptical of a need for a CO2 tax, but isn`t going to support a plebiscite vote that could end its progress.
Julia Gillard wants a consensus on a CO2 tax before it comes in but will not allow Australians to vote on it before it comes in.
The Greens love plebiscites except when someone else suggests one and
Tony Abbott wants a plebiscite but won`t be influenced by its verdict.

However I think most would agree a plebiscite is far better value than actors, economists and others spouting "paid rhetoric" at us.

Maybe we could get better value from a $80 million dollar plebiscite and have another question to clarify the issue further e.g.
  1.  Do you support a law introducing a carbon (dioxide) Tax?
  2.  Do you believe climate change cannot be stopped or substantially limited by human action so it is better to deal with any problems (e.g. sea level rises) as they arise?
Personally I love the idea of the parliament hearing the will of the people and just like undie changes - the more often - the better.

Leon Ashby
The Climate Sceptics


  1. If Steve Fielding is worried about the cost, at $80million with around 20 million voters, that's about $4 per head.

    Mr Fielding, I'll send you your $4 and for any members of your family that you care to nominate.

    The high and mounting costs to families after this impost is brought in will be a very big cost to bear.

    Steve, why not make your "YES" to the plebiscite your parting gift to the nation?

  2. Mailing a form to every registered voter in Australia (asking, “do you support the imposition of a ‘carbon’ tax?” and, perhaps, a few other simple questions) with an accompanying reply-paid envelope would cost far less than $80 million, and less than the $12 million which the Government would spend on advertising the carbon-dioxide tax.


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