I feel lied to and betrayed by the Labor government’s contempt for the environment and voters. During the election campaign Rudd kept telling us that Labor would improve Australia’s record on the environment. He told us how bad the Coalition was mistreating the environment with not signing Kyoto. Every second Labor press release took place in front of a bank of solar panels. What did this say to voters? Maybe that Labor would indeed be a party for the environment.
Now we have this budget. Means testing of the $8,000 solar panel rebate – those lying scum. What these Labor Party morons don’t understand is that this rebate was designed to help the environment not help rich people or poor people or ‘working families’. Another thing is, I don’t know anyone who earns under $100,000 who is contemplating installing solar panels. With rising fuel and grocery prices and higher interest rates, anyone who earns less than that just doesn’t have the spare cash to even think about solar panels. The $8,000 rebate made all the difference for so-called rich people to actually get solar panels installed.
Add to this the $57,000 luxury car tax – fuel-efficient vehicles are not exempt. This means the next generation of hybrid SUVs and vans will be slapped with a 25% tax. If Labor was really concerned about the environment they would tax cars on the amount of fuel they consume and maybe, heaven forbid, give us a subsidy for fuel-efficient vehicles.
And what does Peter Garrett have to say about this? That bald headed freak has finally flushed what was left of his credibility down the toilet. He has betrayed anything related to his previous life and is now every bit the filthy politician.
The Labor Party holds us voters in contempt – even more so than the previous government. Lied to us and betrayed us. A large percentage of people would have switched their vote over to Labor purely out of concern for the environment. The Labor Party’s ‘green’ actions and words during the election campaign and the adoption of Peter Garrett as their environment Minister lured many Australians into voting Labor. Now they spit in our face.