There has been an endless barrage over many months against the Greens and the Federal Government with regards to the Carbon and Mining Taxes – true- so much so in Liverpool we devoted a community debate to it, again -true- so here’s the question, If those ‘taxes’ are going to be so incredibly bad for the community, why is the NSW Liberal Govt wanting to explore the options of MORE Mining? (I refer to this week’s hot topic of mining exploration by the NSW Govt across the state)
My guess is, when you take the politics away from the topic, and acknowledging mining is one of, if not our major exports…those involved in mining are making truck loads of profit and there is no doubt a list of people who want IN on the operation. The mining giants were happy to argue the point, of course, they like making their enormous profits and want to retain as much as possible, but if all the doom and gloom and sky is falling rhetoric is true (which I clearly believe it isn’t) why would our Premier be exploring the opportunity of creating even more?
It saddens me deeply when we have two possible options 1) all the bluster about the Carbon/mining taxes were purely political expedience motivated by vote grabbing and the good of the people wasn’t what it was all about at all, [surprise surprise] OR 2) Mr O’Farrell is selling us up the river and doesn’t care what the cost to the community is as long as we get to dig more big holes in the country side. This I consider doubtful as I don’t want to believe anyone in his position would actually aspire to doing that… heaven knows I hope I’m right here.