Friday, August 26, 2011

Greens Want More Taxes (Australia)

Now that the Greens have the balance of power in the Senate, with all their other wacky ideas, they are talking about a wealth tax. For her maiden speech in Federal Parliament Senator Lee Rhiannon just couldn't help herself, she thinks redistribution of wealth will eliminate inequality. (Isn't that what the carbon tax is all about) This of course comes with the usual argument that this will help a lot of people. That's just what we need another tax to add to all the others. The Senator also said that she was proud of her Socialist Party background. Someone should inform the Senator that Communism failed, it does not work.

In her first speech to federal parliament, the NSW Greens senator said she was proud of her Socialist Party background, and accused her critics of cold war-style “McCarthyism”.
“Taxes on wealth, like an estate tax, and a sovereign wealth fund, are needed in Australia,” Senator Rhiannon said.
The Australian

This quote was said by Dr. Adrian Pierce Rogers in 1984.

You Cannot Multiply Wealth by Dividing It

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

It also seems that people have wiped out entries in Wikipedia of the Senators past. There was a very good article about this in the Punch, with exactly what was wiped out in Wikipedia.

systematically deleted her political history prior to 1990, by suppressing any version of the Wikipedia article which might be embarrassing to Senator Rhiannon. The Punch.


Windsmoke. said...

More wacko ideas from the Greens, we definitely need an early election. We don't need anymore taxes in Australia we need more jobs to get lazy people off there bottoms to earn there wealth not hand it out to them on a silver platter :-).

Mags118 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
I totally agree, we need to get people working again, not only the lazy but all those poor people that have already lost jobs. It seems the Greens and Labor only know one thing. That they want to tax us more.

Tempo said...

The moment I heard that labor had a minority govt I knew there was going to be troubles like this.
We need an early election so we can throw them out and Shit! we've got troubles dont we?

Mags118 said...

Hi Tempo,
Yes I think a lot of people saw the writing on the wall. I firmly believe a minority Government should be in care taker mode only, there should never have been any large new policies at all.

The Country is being basically run by people that only a very small percentage of people voted for. If they stay in power for another 2years, I feel OZ will hit the wall, and a lot of people are going to hit that wall as well.

Tempo said...

Yes, I didn't understand why the Gov General sacked the Whitlam govt and at the time I was angry about it but I've learned a lot about politics since then and now I couldn't agree more. Minority governments are bad for the country.
I think Gillard got the vote because she was our fist female prime minister and most women thought it was about time...women being 50% of our population.
..wonder what they think now?

Mags118 said...

Hi Tempo,
Yes I think there was the women voters that thought they would give her a go, but don't forget she didn't actually win, she is not an elected PM by the people, she was put into her position by the greens and independents.

But I think your right, there are some Labor voters out there that are also not happy, I think it was mainly the Labor voters that put in a protest vote and voted Green without realizing what the consequences of that would be.

I hope when we do go to the polls again, the same mistake is not made.