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Whyalla doesn't deserve this
Or more to the point what did Whyalla do to deserve this? Federal MP's on both sides are using the South Australian coastal town to fight their public relations battle over the carbon tax. But in this battle there is only one loser and that's Whyalla's reputation.
As soon as the carbon tax was announced honest folk at Whyalla were dragged in to the political bung fight over the merits of a carbon tax because they had a steel mill.
In April 2011 Opposition leader Tony Abbott predicted the carbon tax would descend upon the happy South Australian coastal city like the fifth rider of the apocolypse.
Mr Abbott set in place a doomsday clock that personally fashioned for the good folk of Whyalla to watch and ready themselves for total annihilation when the tax was introduced on July 1st 2012.
Now after over a year pondering grim thoughts of impending, instantaneous, destruction over their Corn Flakes, Whyallians have survived the initial introduction of the Carbon Tax.
But unfortunately for them, before they had a chance to rejoice or even emerge from the Carbon Tax fallout shelters, they were slapped with a song and dance routine from an overly optimistic Federal MP Craig Emerson.
Putting aside the fact Emerson's efforts were very premature, akin to pointing at the scoreboard as the siren sounds to start the football game, his song and dance routine encapsulated everything that is wrong with Australian politics at the moment.
There are too many politicians concerned with selling the sizzle or the stench of a policy and not the steak itself.
The song that the government would be bastardised version of a John Lennon classic "All we are saying, is give the Carbon Tax a chance" to which the opposition will volley back with a new spin on an REM classic "It's the end of the Whyalla as we know it"
Time will tell us the truth about the carbon tax hype, which is good because we may never get the truth from politicians.
If you ever needed proof that the Labour Party was run by a bunch of clowns who think the Carbon Tax, and its effects, is some sort of big joke... then you only need to see Emerson with his song.
These guys just do not get it.
The only good news is that Emerson, thankfully, will probably lose his seat. He can then get a job with the ABC on Play School.Real Balance Tuesday 3 July, 2012 - 12:53 PM