I’ve got no problem with the government helping out those who are genuinely in need but forcing the taxpayer to fork out $400 million (or is it really closer to $1.6 billion?) to subsidise corporate polluters is a disgrace – even more so when the reality of the cost burden is obscured by slick PR assuring us that the result will be an effective reduction in costs for families.
The polluter subsidy is corporate welfare at its worst. These businesses are simply bludging off the taxpayer. While you’re doing your bit by taking shorter showers, swapping out lightbulbs, recycling your rubbish and avoiding plastic supermarket bags the government’s forking out millions of dollars in handouts that encourage these guys to keep on polluting.
Where’s all that talk of personal responsibility now eh?