I wish to take umbrage against Rosemary Walters’ diatribe against Tony Abbott in The Leader of June 18 – her “Abbott like Gollum, lusting after power” and her lauding of Julia Gillard’s “plans”.
She remarks of this “loathsome creature called Gollum, his whole life is consumed with a lust for power”. That would be just like Julia Gillard stabbing the Australian Prime Minister in the back in a lust for power. How very sinisterly Gollum-like.
Rosemary lauds “the carbon price which may help to save our planet”. That would be the carbon price that will significantly damage the Australian economy and do nothing to save planet Earth whatever. Absolutely nothing!
So ridiculous is this Labor carbon tax scheme/plan that even in Labor’s own documents, it shows with this plan in place, by the year 2050 Australia will actually be producing 6 per cent more carbon dioxide or “pollution” a year than it currently does.
That certainly is a “magnificent plan”. Labor admits its “magnificent” plan will include mainly buying carbon credits overseas. That’s like buying smoking credits from a non-smoker, and saying your health is improving because you’ve stopped smoking. The reality is you haven’t stopped and are likely to die of cancer.
Yep, we’ll be spending many billions of dollars a year on that “magnificent” plan.
The “plan” includes buying parcels of land from overseas that already have trees on them and then saying that this is doing something to slow planet temperature increases. That’s typical Labor logic.
The Abbott or “Gollum” plan was carbon sequestration and planting trees. That is, something that will work and will reduce carbon in the atmosphere. How “loathsome” that would be.
Rosemary Walters lauds the “wonderful achievements of the Labor government”.
That would be the massive debt it has created, and will never repay – $160 billion and climbing daily.
Soon we’ll be paying $8 billion a year in interest repayments. Oh joy!
Or are the achievements Julia Gillard’s Building the Education Revolution scheme? Or the pink batts scheme? Or perhaps Labor’s “stopping of the boats” plan – a plan the High Court says is illegal?
Being too frightened to face the truth, this “magnificent” Labor government was and is too gutless to even present to parliament for a vote. All further “magnificent” examples of Labor achievements.
Rosemary finishes by quoting a song, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.
I, like the vast majority of the Australian electorate, can’t wait to find out.