Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Labor's Moral Crusade is about to bite ...

"Kevin, we need to talk. We need to talk about our future. Don’t get me wrong. The early days of carefree symbolism were fun."

Signing the Kyoto Protocol provided a nice, cost-free inner glow to our collective conscience about climate change. Turning off our lights for Earth Hour was a similarly low-cost bit of climate change fun, as we sat by the dreamy glow of candlelight. And who can forget going to the movies to watch Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, shedding tears for humanity and those poor polar bears? Now that the gimmicks are over, we need to get serious about our relationship. Our relationship with climate change. We need to talk about cost. Yes, I know, money is such a gauche topic. But we need to talk about just how much confronting climate change is going to cost us. Kevin, isn’t it time to start telling us how it will affect petrol prices, the cost of our groceries and our electricity bills?" Read the rest here ...

Good to see Janet continuing to hold Kevin and Labor to account. Howard’s former battlers now known as “working families” will soon be made to pay for our glorious leaders “good” and righteous crusade. Expect another committee to report on how best to assist those struggling under the weight of higher utility prices and fuel.