WAYNE Swan's maths may have been questioned when he predicted a Budget surplus - but when it comes to the carbon tax, things are adding up. Well, that's what the Courier Mail reckons and we all know they will print whatever Wayne tells them to. Wayne chooses a few grocery items and notes the prices have actually gone down a few cents over the period June December 2012. Apparently, the price of ten grocery items that are subject to Woolworth's marketing strategy are the final assessment for how much the Carbon Tax is costing us poor voters.
Mr Swan was on leave yesterday but acting Treasurer David Bradbury told The Courier-Mail it was "further evidence Tony Abbott's shameless scare campaign on pricing pollution was complete and utter nonsense".What is shameless is the ALP's insistence that the Carbon Tax isn't going to hurt us. The very basis of its purpose is to hurt us and force us to use less electricity. The rising costs of power are not only reflected in our power bill but will eventually impact on everything that we use that is manufactured by electricity. Electricity isn't the only evil being taxed. A Publican reports his refrigerant gas bill is increasing from $20,000 pa to $170,000 pa and if your local council landfill projects generate more than 25,ooo tonnes of greenhouse gasses (and many do) then if you think that $23 times 25,000 plus isn't going to be divided amongst the ratepayers then you are not thinking it through. Still, its OK as Wayne says 'Weetbix still costs the same as it did in June' In another Wayne amazing revelation he claims the vitriol in parliament is all Tony Abbott's work. This is a follow-on from Mc Ternan telling Gillard that as she can't campaign on her government's achievements, there being none of note, she needs to demonise Abbott and try and make him unelectable in the eyes of the voters. Her first attempt was to tell one of her staffers to phone up an ALP supporter and tell her to phone up Aborigines in Canberra at the time and inform them that Abbott was going to tear down the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra. It was an out and out lie but that was OK, it's the current ALP way. It caused a riot and threatened the security of the PM and Abbott. The staffer was duly elected as the scapegoat and sent of the Britain to a good job to keep him out of the media's way. Another major ALP vitriolic attack was the infamous Misogyny Speech when Gillard spoke in defence of Slipper who must be the most misogynist person ever to hold a position of responsibility and in doing so spent 30 odd minutes accusing Abbott of being a misogynist! Abbot of course would be the least misogynist person in Canberra but McTernan, who supposedly wrote the speech, is quiet happy to lie to achieve his aim of having the ALP re elected later this year. It was after this attack that the Libs started asking questions of the PM about her involvement in the AWU scandal where substantial sums were stolen by her then boyfriend and an accomplice ably aided and abetted by the PM. The Libs didn't even start this debate - it was disenchanted ALP members that raised the issue. These questions cant be termed as vitriolic as they are based on facts whereas the Canberra riots and the misogyny speech were based on outright lies. The ALP campaign is working as Abbott is currently unpopular but when lack of popularity is based on a lie it wont last.