The Bolter returns from holidays:
Attention: what threatens Australian jobs and wealth most is not the Opposition’s indecision but the Government’s firm plan. Shoud Labor’s plan for a colossal tax on emissions - a tax that won’t actually cool the planet by a jot - not be the focus of every journalist’s keenest attention instead?
Former Treasurer Peter Costello rightly says it would be mad to finalise any emissions trading scheme before December, when the world decides (or, more likely won’t) at Copenhagen what should collectively be done:
So what on earth is Kevin Rudd thinking by demanding Australia sets the futile lead? Still, Costello’s message will actually dismay the hapless Malcolm Turnbull most, of course.
What an opportunity Turnbull has lost by insisting that emissions trading is to be agreed to, and not fought tooth and nail as a fake solution to a fake problem that will impose a tax on everything and drive Australians out of work.
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