Australia’s Energy Debacle: Politicians Fiddle While Rome Burns

“Tony Abbott has once again proved himself to be a superb leader when not actually in government by counselling the undeniable benefits of getting rid of the renewable subsidies that cost us $4 billion a year and wreck the competitiveness of the electricity supply while also undermining its reliability.

“Fortunately for Australia Trump will force us to mend our ways – his pull-out of the Paris climate change agreement undermines it and gives us an excuse to rescind the harmful energy policies we have in place. And his low tax, reduced spending, regulation cutting agenda will also force us to follow suit or plumb the depths of economic decline that other countries have experienced by focussing on anti-market policies.”

Donald J. Trump – forcibly making Australia great again…if its feckless, vapid and virtue-signalling ‘leader’, Malcolm Turnbull, will take the smart road and follow a real leader…

STOP THESE THINGS

turnbull-frydenberg So Josh, ‘inaction’ really is a valid policy approach?

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Alan Moran needs no intro to STT followers. Here he gives the morally bankrupt idiots that pretend to govern us a well-deserved spray, over the energy debacle that has turned Australia – once an energy power house – into an international joke.

Trump and Australian political dithering over energy costs
Catallaxy Files
Alan Moran
17 January 2017

What is wrong with these people?

We have state leaders from South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland purposely rejecting the low cost energy option of coal that nature has provided and opting for renewables that will always cost three times as much. And we have an apparent consensus of politicians in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania rejecting fracking, the technology that has rescued US energy supplies and proven itself harmless in spite of a million wells having been drilled.

Today Matt…

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Voters Back President Trump’s Ban, Two To One

“The haters may rule the streets, hog the microphones and cow the conservatives, but they do not change the opinions of the quiet.”

Long live the democratic and peaceful silent majority.

PA Pundits - International

Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

From the outcry you’d think Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travellers from seven jihad-prone countries is wildly unpopular. But a Rasmussen poll, taken just before the protests, finds it has two-to-one support.

Rasmussen:

trumpexecutiveorderrefugeesSimilarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided…

This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four-month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on visitors from these seven countries.

So the protesters are trying to block Trump from implementing a policy that was an election promise, that is lawful and that is backed two-to-one by voters.

Don’t they respect democracy.

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