Antisthenes: Silicone Tax?

  from the quill of Antisthenes

 Disturbed by the unexpected opposition to the carbon tax from the normally docile Australian public, the ALP spinmeisters suddenly produced a new meme : – “the people are not really afraid of the carbon tax, they are just fearful of uncertainty.” 

It was immediately was obediently parroted by Graham Perrett MP for Moreton and by the Westpac token woman. Details of the tax? What details? Don’t worry your pretty head off. Leaving aside the fact that Labor’s past record makes an apprehension of rising unemployment and rising prices perfectly justifiable, the uncertainty is entirely of the Labor’s own making.

No, there won’t be a carbon tax, said Julia. Yes, there will be a carbon tax, said Bob. Yes, I always said there will be a carbon tax, said Julia. What is she going to say next? The nation waits with baited breath, afraid to exhale carbon dioxide. Oxygen tax? Silicone tax? Only certain thing is the Gillard Uncertainty Principle.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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