Labor lies! Leaked Coalition carbon tax talking points
Labor Lie: A roast dinner will only cost a few more cents under the carbon tax
The Truth: Tomorrow maybe. In just 10 years time a roast will cost the same as a car. This of course is partly because cars will depreciate in value because YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD PETROL.
Labor Lie: Petrol isn’t in the carbon tax
The Truth: What, that Carbon Tax WE WERE NEVER GOING TO HAVE?
Labor Lie: Your job won’t be affected be the carbon tax
The Truth: You’re unemployed. You just haven’t received the letter because THE CARBON TAX HAS SLOWED DOWN THE MAIL.
Labor Lie: Keeping the tax provides certainty for business
The Truth: Yes. The certainty that their business is doomed.
Labor Lie: Banks and other big businesses support the tax
The Truth: It is unsurprising the Banks have joined with Labor given their shared goal of raising the cost of living for ordinary Australians. The Liberal Party is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people against the Banks. We know how to beat them, we used to run them.
Labor Lie: Small businesses won’t be affected
The Truth: You need to let two staff go immediately to stay afloat, but you can’t because of unfair dismissal laws. Can you afford a second mortgage?
Labor Lie: You’ll be compensated for the increases in prices by tax cuts
The Truth: If you’re on $85,000 with two children you’ll only get $879 in compensation. Split between 4, that’s only 60 cents per day, each. Have you ever bought something that cost 60 cents? A chupa chup maybe? Of course under the Carbon Tax, chupa chups will probably rise to 70 cents.
Labor Lie: If the mining tax and carbon tax are removed there will be no way of supporting tax cuts and pension increases
The Truth: Yet again, Labor proves it does understand economics. By cutting the mining tax and the carbon tax the government will get more in tax because the economy will boom. If the last 50 years of global economic history have shown anything it’s that cutting taxes increases tax revenue.
Labor Lie: Income support for the elderly will ensure they can still run air conditioners on hot days
The Truth: Your grandmother will be dead by February. You have our condolences.
Labor Lie: The Liberal party has no plan to reduce emissions
The Truth: Do too!
Labor Lie: The Liberal party plan would cost $30 billion
The Truth: Would not!
Labor Lie: There’s no way the Liberal plan will achieve the necessary cuts
The Truth: We will cut as many public service jobs as we need to. If necessary, we’ll introduce power saving measures like turning off the electricity.
Labor Lie: Scientists around the world, at NASA, the US Military, and American Government all believe climate change is real
The Truth: We accept the science of global warming. But there is a lot of warming that has gone on for the last hundred years. Human beings might be responsible for some of it. Cyclical changes for others. The sun for much of it! We don’t know which bits of the warming humans are responsible for. Maybe the good warming is our fault? We can’t be sure and we shouldn’t attack people for questioning ideas. That’s what Galileo did.
Labor Lie: Climate scientists do not practice witchcraft
The Truth: The Liberal Party believes in science. As of yet, there have been no definitive studies on whether climate scientists are witches or a actively dabbling in sorcery. We believe it is best to withhold judgement until proper data has emerged.
Labor Lie: The sky did not fall in on 1 July. Whyalla was not wiped off the map. It’s all going to be ok.
The Truth: The sky won’t fall tomorrow but it’s coming. Whyalla is like a frog in a pot of water that’s slowly boiling. By the time Whyalla realises the temperature is rising, it’ll be too late. In many ways the carbon tax is just like climate change, except the carbon tax is real.
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