Labor’s tax cuts just bread and circuses
What will Labor come up with next? What grab bag of goodies will be used to distract voters from the futility and expense of Labor’s great big carbon tax?
What political stunts wait in store for us? It’s remarkable how Federal Labor are looking more and more like NSW Labor everyday – desperate, directionless and laughable.
Across the weekend we had Julia Gillard declaring tax cuts were now a “live option” after Labor’s economic guru Ross Garnaut helpfully intervened. Honestly, can she lead from any further behind on this issue?
And we had the farce of Trade Minister Craig Emerson shrilly declaring Tony Abbott was “against tax reform” for opposing the political-fix of a carbon tax.
With the Greens in control of Gillard’s agenda, Labor is paralysed and incapable of genuine reform.
And now, because the pointless carbon tax will impact on the price of everything, tax cuts are suddenly a “live option” as a form of compensation.
Of course Labor hopes that marrying tax cuts with their dud carbon tax will allow them to repackage the whole futile deal as some sort of impressive “tax reform”.
The truth is, Labor has run a million miles from genuine tax reform. The Henry Report sunk with virtually no trace.
And now, when their stocks have sunk so low, they are dragging out the concept of “reform” as some sort of credential. A bad tax is not reform.
And the sad thing is that Labor thinks the Australian public is actually gullible enough to buy this fraud.
This is the crew that couldn’t manage a program to put free fluff in roofs. They couldn’t build school halls without wasting billions of taxpayers dollars. They’ve got thousands of illegal entrants in detention – well, the ones that haven’t escaped and are rioting on Christmas Island.
But hey, now they claim they’re really all about “tax reform”…mmmm… sure they’ll do a bang up job of that!
Gillard, like Rudd, cannot explain what advantages a carbon tax will have and how it will work.
What we do know is that tens of thousands of jobs will be exported to countries that create higher levels of emissions in order to make the things we used to.
The reality is that these hypothetic “tax cuts” are a distraction and meaningless when the Government gives with one hand and takes with the other.
And this week’s “live option” (code word for desperate ploy/stunt) is certainly not reform.
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