Guest Post – Another Pledge To Not Trust

28 Feb

Submitted by collaborator and stylist, Zeg.


Geez, you really do want to believe her this time. I mean there is nothing healthy or good for our democracy to see such factional in fighting in any Governing party. Alas I naively believed her when she said that “there would be No Carbon Tax under a government I lead” because I just thought that once she said it and it was on the public record that she would not be so bold or stupid as to break that pledge….. well as they say the rest is history and so is she and her party come the next election because you just cannot believe that she will be able to command and control a caucus in which one in three members have lost faith in her leadership, plus the fact that she has lead such a disastrous government so far and that the people have not forgiven her for stabbing their PM in the back. Rudd may not have been any better a choice to lead this country, I still remember all of the mistakes that he made but one thing is for sure, he was the people’s choice and deserved the chance to fight it out with Abbott….. that is democracy!


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Disclaimer: The views expressed in the above article are the author’s own. They should not be interpreted as reflecting any views held by Senator Barnaby Joyce or The Nationals

2 Responses to “Guest Post – Another Pledge To Not Trust”

  1. Dan February 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    As you have posted before its not a tax. People like Zeg seem a little dishonest themselves posting that line when im sure they know better.

    “I don’t rule out the possibility of legislating a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, a market-based mechanism,” she said of the next parliament. “I rule out a carbon tax.”

    • The Blissful Ignoramus February 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      Where this line of argument ultimately falls down, Dan, is the reality that Gillard pledged not to legislate a carbon price without first achieving “community consensus” (clearly there is not), and to that end she pledged then reneged on her “Citizens Assembly” to achieve said consensus; then, she also went on to promote the banksters’ CO2 derivatives scam – the most accurate description – as a “tax” herself.

      The entire topic, starting with the name, is riddled with lies, distortions, obfuscations, and misrepresentations.

      In the final analysis, all hair-splitting arguments over semantics and names/titles aside, I think it reasonable to say that we all know that what Gillard essentially promised was no “price on carbon” without community consensus support for one. The polls are clear that there is no consensus support for “pricing carbon”. She’s done it anyway.

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