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Friday, June 17, 2005

A Study in Stupidity

Sad Sack Saxophonist has struck again. Fresh from the tiumphal acquisition of one hundred LAVS (ie armoured porta-loos which don't work) the mournful Peat moves up a gear and delivers to NZers the thriller bombshell star studded production, co-authored by John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum - KYOTO PROTOCOL.

Were it not so disastrous it would be funny but for ordinary working New Zealanders, disastrous it is. The team which can't afford tax cuts because 'there is no surplus' will find a way to pay out three thousand million dollars of Kiwi's hard earned wages to Latvia and Estonia while the same hard working Kiwis continue to die on hospital waiting lists.

The 'Kyoto' farce was a disaster waiting to happen. Based entirely on dreamland theory it was designed by socialists to force wealthy nations to hand over their own people' opportunities for jobs and economic security to less wealthy nations, many of whom do not have the will to make their own internal changes to generate their own job opportunities.

George Bush (bless his heart) had enough brains to see it for what it was and bluntly tell the dewy eyed do-gooders to bugger off. This in itself was enough to convince every leftie in the world and journalists in New Zealand that Kyoto must be good. And so the great lie was sold to the people and to the Parliament. 'Don't worry about the detail.' they said. 'Trust us, we know what to do. This is going to make a fortune for New Zealanders and you won't have to do any work!! It's wonderful. Vote for Kyoto. Vote for us!!'

The only good thing about it is that the lunacy and lies have been exposed in sufficient time for an active opposition (Thank the Lord Rodney Hide continues to stomp all over Labour) to let Nzers understand the real damage that the Kyoto madness has inflicted upon them.

I want to see some clear, definitive and succinct information on the timing of the $3 bil give away; how often it has to be repeated, what is it's 'opportunity cost' effect on a typical family, how many new jobs are to be lost because of it.

Most of all I want to hear National state uneqivocally that it will be repealled before one dollar is paid out.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 6/17/2005 09:51:00 am


Blogger Lucyna said...

If it was just Latvia and Estonia, it wouldn't be so bad. But I hear Russia's going to get money from this. Russia!!!

6/17/2005 10:15:00 am  
Blogger Gman said...

AF (on Gman inc): When does the $3 bil have to be paid and how often?

Gman: Good question. I've been trying to find out all morning. It seems no-one in the Mnistries will give me a straight or consistant answer.

According to the NZ Climate Change Office, the Protocol came into force for NZ on 16 February 2005. NZ will have to make its first payment at 2008 at the latest, but that payment will be back dated, so the amount will have to come out of the consolidated fund.

The answer to how regularly: annually.

The opportunity cost: well If we slice $3B out of the consolidated fund every year and throw it down a rabbit hole, the OC to the economy would be: hmmmm... a lot.


6/17/2005 11:18:00 am  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I see on another thread that this carbon tax has to be paid each year and currently is estimated at between one and three billion dollars. Another thread has it that Cullen and co knew about this back in March. Well folks, only on the iinternet could you put two and two together and see that this is New Zealand's very own Rathergate.

Here is the real 'deep dark secret' Mike Williams wasn't supposed to spill. It's the real reason for no tax cuts from Labour. They knew they had to pay the new 'Hodgeson Tax' each year but they couldn't let on before the election.

Question. How and why did the news get out this week?

6/17/2005 03:13:00 pm  
Blogger David said...

We (Australia) didn't sign the thing. Why don't you just send us all your industry and import the end products? Your emissions would reduce so you wouldn't have to send money to Russia. You'd feel smug about being so morally righteous by saving the world's environment and all that. We could use the jobs. And the resulting unemployment would give NZers more leisure time. A perfect solution all around, thanks to the brilliance of the Labour government!

6/17/2005 03:33:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Interestinger and interestinger.

A priviledges complaint has been laid alleging Cullen misled Parliament on this issue. Seems Cullen and co knew about their screw up on April 15th and informed their mates at the UN. Trouble is, apparently they forgot to tell anyone else, including Parliament.

Is Kyotogate, here we come. Another bloody gate. This Labour Gummint's got more gates than the Fielding sale yards.

6/17/2005 04:11:00 pm  
Blogger Lucyna said...

David, that must be what the Russians figured too.

6/17/2005 04:25:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I have just figured out that this thing is gouing to put the price of all petroleum products up by $1.27 per litre. Pretty good eh? Just double the price to pay for it. Thanks Labour.

6/17/2005 04:41:00 pm  
Blogger GaryH said...

Lucyna - You're right. I saw an interview very late one night a few months ago on BBC's Hardtalk where Russia's Foreign(?) Minister quite openly stated that their decision to ratify Kyoto was an economic one, and in no way should be interpreted as an acceptance of the science behind the Protocol!

6/17/2005 05:31:00 pm  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Thankyou! Thankyou, Gary! I'm getting good ...

6/17/2005 05:47:00 pm  

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