The Greens party was described on several occasions by disappointed members and supporters as “ecological fascists” for putting “protecting environment” slogan ahead of “people’s lives and wellbeing”. Of course all of us (including these disappointed members and supporters) do believe that protecting environment is very important task and noble job to strive to achieve. But balance should be made and we should not be locked in the Byzantine argument of “who is first: the chick or the egg”.
Yesterday’s decision by the Greens to support increasing the tax on petrol is clear example of the Greens ecological fascist behaviour.
The Greens support this hike because they believe that this increase will increase the price of driving a car, and so it will enforce people to abandon their private cars and start joining public transport. This is the most stupid and short-sighted assumption any moron can consider.
With the current mess in our public transport, no hike on petrol price will enforce me (as an example of educated Australian with deep commitment to protecting environment) to leave my car outside my home or train station and join a trip of long hours to reach a destination that could be reached in less than half an hour.
Before fixing our public transport and make it both reliable and competitive (economically), no major change of public attitude will be achieved.
But what about the catastrophic impact of this hike on the life-style of Australian battlers, especially during these hard time of financial slowdown?
Such hike will definitely mean increase of our fruits, vegetables and other food delivered to our stores from producers by trucks.
Such hike will also increase the price of electricity and water.
It will also increase the price of clothes, shoes, furniture, electrical and non-electrical appliances delivered to local stores by trucks, planes and ships.
And consequently to all these hikes, the cost of renting or buying home will be increased as workers and business people need to compensate for the hike of all materials and labor.
This hike, which will be increased every year, will make the life of poor and marginalised hell. And there will be no compensation for poor. So this is a tax that will be paid by poor only. The rich will compensate their losses by increasing the price of their products on the customers.
The Greens, who opposes the Debt Levy on rich but support the petrol tax on poor, is the worst enemies (together with the Liberals) of the poor and marginalised.
The Greens want to protect environment by torturing poor people. The responsible for the attack on our environment (the big corporations) will escape by passing the burden on our poor and middle class (if there will be middle class left after this budget).
If the Greens want to enforce poor to leave their cars and use public transport in all their travel, I want to tell them that this will not happen and will not affect the carbon emissions. What will happen is destroying people’s life (especially the poor).
When I was in the Soviet Union, the government started a campaign to curb the citizens’ abuse of alcohol. They introduced big hike to Vodka prices. So one kid came to his father and told him: hey dad, you will drink less now? The father asked: why? The kid said: because the government doubled the price of Vodka. The father replied: ohhh, I guess you will eat less... and in fact, the Russians started to eat less, spend less on all other necessities... and when they could not afford buying Vodka despite all these, they started to abuse home-made alcohols or spirits stolen from hospitals and clinics.
Is this what the Greens want the Australian poor to go through: poverty and neglect to well-being.
Did you notice that the Greens is not talking at all about Abbott government’s attack on Medicare??? Does this mean that Tony Abbott in fact struck a deal with the Greens to re-introduce petrol-excision in return of the Greens approval of dismantling the Medicare???