Dear Prime Minister
This letter is not debating whether there should be a carbon tax or not. For the record, I don’t think there should be, well not when it will costs Australian tax payers anyway.
What this letter is about, Ms Gillard, is the fact that you have lied to the Australian public. You made an election promise prior to the 2010 federal election. You said on August 16 and I quote you, Ms Gillard, “There will be no carbon tax, under a government I lead”.
As history shows, you retained your position as the Prime Minister of Australia. Note I didn’t say win the election as you didn’t really. I’ve blogged about that previously and you can read that post by clicking on this link.
The deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swann said this during the last election campaign. “No it’s not possible that we are bringing in a carbon tax. That is a hysterically inaccurate claim being made by the coalition”.
Then on February 24, 2011, you announce to the nation that we will indeed have a carbon tax. You made the announcement with the leader of the Greens by your shoulder.
In the media since yesterday, you have been trying to spin your words and tell Australian’s that it is something that we need. No it’s not a tax it’s now a carbon pricing mechanism. Whatever the hell that is. Oh yeah, it’s a fancy way of saying “tax”.
What worries me, Ms Gillard is that as a parent, how can I teach my children to be honest and tell the truth when my country’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister tell blatant lies?
How dare you, Ms Gillard? You have proven once again that ordinary Australian’s cannot trust our politicians when they make promises. You are not the first to lie and unfortunately I am sure you will not be the last politician to lie. You can spin it as much as you want but you cannot deny you said what you said. You cannot deny that Mr Swann said what he said. You have reneged on your election promise and I am sure you gained crucial votes from people who voted for you based on the fact that you said there would be no carbon tax. What do you have to say to these people, Ms Gillard?
You are a disgrace. You are a liar and you are a fraud. You are not fit to hold the office of the Prime Minister of Australia. You have brought dishonour to your position and tainted the position of Australian Prime Minister which current and future generations will now be wary of. How can we ever trust an Australian Prime Minister again?
If you have any morals at all, you will resign immediately and fade away into obscurity. By doing so, perhaps my children will see that when you tell deliberate lies that there are consequences by doing so. Without you resigning, you are effectively saying that it is ok to lie and be dishonest.
If you don’t resign, the Australian public will remove you from your position at the next election. Have some honour and go now.
Shame on you, Ms Gillard. Shame on you indeed.
Father of 2
Australian born and bred citizen.