Monday, 6 June 2011
by Peter Switzer
In a week when rats tried to stowaway on a Qantas plane, at the risk of sounding like a Boomtown Rat myself, tell me why I can't stand the pathetic level of political debate in this country.
Tell me why we make so much of a dumb Coalition senator who makes a cat meow to Penny Wong when the Prime Minister once labelled Christopher Pyne a 'mincing poodle'.
Frankly, I am a fan of Penny Wong and just as Pyne copped the PM's unfair call, I'm sure Ms Wong can cope with the stupidity some pollies serve up.
The big issue that parliament should be debating is why the carbon tax must be introduced ahead of the rest of the world.
It will put us at a competitive disadvantage at a time when our economy has contracted by 1.2 per cent.
And a big chunk of the non-mining part of the economy is going backwards.
To underline my objectivity, I have written a book called Carbon Crunch, but I still think we need to be told why we have to lead the world with a carbon tax.
This is what our politicians should be debating intelligently instead of fighting like dogs and cats and, in some cases, rats!
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