Australia's worst ever prime minister, Kevin Rudd, seems determined to sell Australia's future generations down the financial river in order to feed the here and now of his megalomaniacal ego.
I cannot for the life of me understand why he is trying so hard to implement an economy-wrecking emissions trading scheme in advance of the Copenhagen Convention.
Does it give us any leverage at Copenhagen? Can't see how, myself.
Is such an expensive political wedge worth it in the long run?
When Anthony Watts first posted the link to the text of the treaty to be negotiated I took the time to read through it and became more and more concerned with what is in there.
While nobody has been looking, Australia's climate negotiators have been working on a treaty that will cost Australian working families over $7 BILLION per year.
Where will the money go?
To the United Nations so that they can give it to third-world and developing nations as payment of the West's so-called 'climate debt'.
Who in their right mind would think that the bulk of the money would not end up in the hands of UN middlemen and tinpot dictators?
Why would the West want to continue to donate to Africa, for example, when the more than $2 TRILLION of aid already given to that benighted continent has been so appallingly wasted?
I wonder whether the Average Joe Labor supporter is concerned with his side's abandonment of fiscal responsibility in the name of 'saving the planet' or dealing with the 'global financial crisis'?
Anyhoo, here are a couple of logos that are more appropriate given the times we live in:
(h/t Andrew Bolt for some links)