Monday, May 19, 2014
Good-o! Australia Slashes Funding For 'Climate Change' Programs By 90%
Good old Oz! You can always depend on them to do the common sense thing eventually.
Under former PM Julia Gillard (whom I still retain certain personal liking for despite her politics), Labour's governing coalition was dependent on appeasing the Greens and other progressive fascists, who insisted on massive government programs based on global warming, including a hugely unpopular carbon tax and onerous regulations on energy creation. Just like the one's President Obama's EPA is putting in place here, this resulted in a huge surge in energy and fuel prices with an accompanying rise in the price of food and goods.
Australian PM Tony Abbot and the conservative Liberal coalition (yes, in Australia they still understand what the word 'liberal' really means) campaigned on repealing the carbon tax and today announced that they are slashing the budget for the remaining 'climate change' programs by 90%, from $5.75 billion this year to $500 million, over the next four years.
The Labour and Green members of Australia's senate are stopping repeal of the carbon tax so far,but the arrival of new senators in July will likely change that.
I love this quote from Tony Abbot, who referred to the carbon tax as "an act of economic vandalism."
“You can’t trust (Labor) anywhere near an economy.”
True enough, and Australians have only to look back at Labour's dismal record during the Rudd/Gillard years to see it.