There has been a lot of propaganda and misinformation about the Mining Tax in this campaign. So it’s important that we get a few things straight.
Mineral prices have tripled in the past few years, and they’ll continue to soar. Julia Gillard has decided that just because the minerals in the ground belong to everyone, everyone in Australia should share in that wealth. Ridiculous.
She is taking $10.5 billion away from billionaires to fritter away on hospitals, school and to boost superannuation. That’s money that could otherwise be spent on caviar and yachts.
The only people who should benefit from the mining boom are the people who are already benefiting.
That’s why Tony Abbott has promised to abolish the Mining Tax. This sensible decision will:
- Give $10.5 billion dollars back into the hands of ordinary, everyday billionaires
- Stop that money being wasted on public hospitals and schools
- Send a clear message to Australia politicians that you don’t take on the big end of town
NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, THE MINING TAX WILL AFFECT YOU
Imagine turning up to a public hospital to see that the emergency ward has been renovated, or there are more doctors on duty. Whack! Imagine how bad you’ll feel as you realise that those “improvements” come from money that has been ripped out of the hands of Australia’s struggling billionaire community.
Your child comes home from school and announces that there are a whole lot of new computers in the classroom. You suddenly realise that those computers have been paid for out of money that could otherwise have gone to buy a nice bottle of Grange, or a night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Venice. Whack! The shame of that money being frittered away on such frivolous things as education suddenly hits you. If only you’d voted for Tony Abbott and his promise to abolish the mining tax.
You’re 30 now. Imagine how bad you’ll feel when you retire, and realise that $100,000 of your Superannuation is a direct result of the mining tax. That’s money that was desperately needed for yacht maintenance.
ONLY ABBOTT UNDERSTANDS that a billion dollars doesn’t go far nowadays.