CO2 Tax Australia – Prime Minister Julia Gillard Said Wait Until The Public Sees The Tax. Time’s Up

Posted on Tue 07/24/2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt~

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard told her fellow Labor Parliamentarians in May, 2011, the public would swing behind it once the carbon tax and compensation were introduced:

When Australia has a carbon price, when households are generously assisted, when jobs continue to grow, when the sun rises in the east, cows keep giving milk, chickens still lay eggs, our opponents know their campaign of fear will be exposed as a sham …

Gillard on July 1 said the public could be just “weeks” away from seeing the carbon tax was good for them:

I think Australians are pretty smart, pretty practical people and they will judge (the carbon tax) through their lived experience. They’ll see, millions of them, seven million of them in their pay packet in the coming week the benefit of the tax cuts. And the significance of that shouldn’t be underestimated. .

…whether it’s today or in the weeks or months ahead, I think Australians will judge carbon pricing from the experience that they live. And I believe when the dust settles in the months ahead people will come to see it as the right move for Australia’s future.

Today Australians have seen the sun rise, the cows give milk, the cheques arrive …  and decided, yep, they really were lied to about this useless tax:

LABOR’S attempt to decouple itself from the Greens and its continuing shower of cash handouts to middle Australia have failed to lift its popularity, with the latest Newspoll putting the Gillard government’s primary vote at 28 per cent – two percentage points off its record low…

At the same time, voter satisfaction with Tony Abbott is at its worst level on record – 30 per cent – despite the Coalition maintaining a commanding lead of 56 per cent to 44 per cent in two-party-preferred terms.

The Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, however, has extended his lead over Julia Gillard as preferred prime minister to four points – 40 per cent to 36 per cent…

UPDATE

China sees the writing on the wall:

On his first visit to China in five years, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is being feted in Beijing like a prime minister-in-waiting.

China is trying to impress Mr Abbott with an unusually high-powered line-up, beginning with the fourth-ranked Politburo member, Jia Qinglin, at the Great Hall of the People this afternoon.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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