Isn’t it interesting how invariably it is that the “outspoken”, “mad”, “fruit loop”, “loose cannon”, “extremist” public figures … are the ones who turn out to be right?
From the Australian:
OUTSPOKEN former Labor leader Mark Latham has warned that the Gillard government’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation will become “the greatest waste of money in the history of the commonwealth”.
Speaking on Sky News’ Australian Agenda this morning, Mr Latham said the carbon tax the Gillard government negotiated with the Greens and the country independents was more about income redistribution than legislating a significant environmental measure.
But he said the $10 billion clean energy fund designed to boost private investment in clean energy technologies was “the forgotten element” of the debate.
“It’ll end up, I think, being the greatest waste of money in the history of the commonwealth, it’ll make the Building the Education Revolution and pink batts programs look like a Sunday picnic,” Mr Latham told the program.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation was a key demand of the Greens in exchange for their support of the $23-a-tonne carbon tax to be paid by 500 big polluters from July 1 next year.
Nothing to add.
Ok, maybe this:
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
– Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist
Latham is right.
As is Bob Katter.
And of course … Barnaby.