Don’t want to hit the panic button too early but as a matter of interest I had the air-conditioning on my old car serviced the other day.
When I rang to book the car in (same guy from previous years), he said my call was good timing. He expanded by saying that his industry was in a flutter because some sources are predicting cost increases of between 300% to 400% for a new type of gas (carbon beautiful I suppose) which should be hitting the market in around 4 weeks time. Perhaps he was just saying this to ensure I booked in; it worked. He did repeat his story once I was there and predicted a lot of auto air-conditioning businesses closing. Time will tell.
Anyway, P.M. Gillard said things will be fine for us poor folk. I thought they would too as we were all going to be rich and benefit greatly from the Mining Tax. Why, we might be just like those middle east oil producing countries and all zoom around in left-hand drive Mercs. And, P.M.Gillard says the Housing Assistance Package should fix things so there is no need to worry. But didn’t P.M.Gillard promise that there would not be a Carbon Tax?
Maybe just like Labours P.M. some years ago, Paul Keating, who talked of the ‘recession we had to have’ ; this Carbon Tax is something we have to have too.
Words for today: Australia’s Carbon Tax
Its mission; to boldly go where no G.S.T. (Liberal Gov’t) has gone before.
More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.