Now, when you look up Richard Warburton on the Internet, you discover that he died in 1610. So it’s no wonder he seems so much yesterday’s man when it comes to renewable energies.
The other top hit gives you this. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/dick-warburton-investigated-over-foreign-bribery-scandal-20140219-3313y.html
Of course, it would be wrong of me to ask how long has Mr Warburton been a “Dick” – as opposed to a “Richard”. That’s just making fun of his name in a totally juvenile sort of way and – now that the adults are back in charge – I could be told to smarten up my act and use the same sort of sophisticated argument that led to the Liberals calling Mr Shorten, “Electricity Bill”.
But on to more pressing matters.
One of the big problems that the inquiry found into the RET was that it was redistributing wealth from the fossil fuel sector to the renewable sector. Clearly, we don’t want any redistribution of wealth in this country, unless it’s to deserving people.
And who deserves money more than those who already have it? After all, if they didn’t deserve it they wouldn’t have it, right?
Now Greg Hunt seems to have been proven right. Sorry, not right, correct. (Just in case some of you think I’m playing on the word right) Last year he told us that prices would come down immediately once the carbon tax was repealed.
And they’ve come down enormously. Just look at the infographic. So, if you think that your power bill has gone up, then obviously the power companies are lying to you. Or maybe you’re lying to yourself.
Greg Hunt assures us that power bills are lower. And certainly he’s now right. Very, very right… Err, by that I mean correct.
Here in Victoria they’re over 12% lower.
Lower than what?
Lower than they would be if they were they were 12% higher.
But then we are facing a state election.
If you were in a state facing a close election, you could probably have power bills 30% lower than if they were 30% higher. However, in Victoria, I suspect that the Federal Liberals actually want Labor to win so that they can blame them for the lack of a car industry, so we’ll just have to settle for power bills that are a mere 12% lower.
But, if you want to install me as PM, I will promise you power bills that are twice as low as the figure I’d put them up to, if I were allowed to set the price. I can’t tell you what that figure is – it’s a commercial in confidence, operational matter – but it’s a lot more than the $500 a year that Abbott plucked out of the air.
Just remember, I can promise you much, much more than you’ve actually been promised by this pack of Hunts. And I can get my friends and family to independently review the Abbott policies for half the cost.
Speaking of that, let’s have a special place in history for Amanda Vanstone’s class for her little article about Bill Shorten. Yep, you don’t see restraint like that very often. I mean, the woman is all class. She’s full of it.
I’d like to show similar class, by pointing out that I’ve never brought up the Abbott incident where he didn’t punch a wall. Or by asking how long he’s been appointing Dicks to review things for his government.
Ah, it’s just not funny any more…
P.S. I just had another look at that Infographic and I noticed the “up to”. Ah, I’m usually good with the fine print. Yep, he’s telling us that he’s guaranteeing we won’t get a BIGGER reduction than that. Oh, yeah it’s funny. And the joke’s on anyone who didn’t realise that it was the promises they made. Not the ones we thought they made.
P.P.S. Shouldn’t “benefiting” be spelt “benefitting”? Oh, that’s RIGHT, we be copying the Americans these days…
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