Kevin Rudd Breaks First Election Promise
No surprises there....
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd last night did an about-face on deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, days after Australia's delegation backed the plan at the climate talks in Bali.
A government representative at the talks this week said Australia backed a 25-40 per cent cut on 1990 emission levels by 2020.
But after warnings it would lead to huge rises in electricity prices, Mr Rudd said the Government would not support the target.
The repudiation of the delegate's position represents the first stumble by the new Government's in its approach to climate change.
Mr Rudd said he supported a longer-term greenhouse emissions cut of 60 per cent of 2000 levels by 2050.
No government can implement the targets without being voted out or worse, expelled by a very angry population, due to the costs involved and the poverty it would cause.
Reality always has a way of dampening the unrealistic notions of the left wing moonbats....