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What do you think good move for Aussie?

My opinion? ABSOLUTELY!

Are they listening on the hill in D.C.?

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 10:13 AM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Australia's Parliament defeats global warming bill

    SYDNEY – Australia's plans for an emissions trading system to combat global warming were scuttled Wednesday in Parliament, handing a defeat to a government that had hoped to set an example at international climate change talks next week.

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:14 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration's proposal for Australia to become one of the first countries to install a so-called cap-and-trade system to slash the amount of heat-trapping pollution that industries pump into the air.

    The 41-33 vote followed a tumultuous debate in which the conservative main opposition party at first agreed to support a version of the government's bill, then dramatically dumped its leader and switched sides after bitter divisions erupted within the party.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091202/ap_on_re_as/climate_australia

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:14 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Someone is waking up. And I bet climategate helped.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:37 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • So Conservatives first agreed to support the bill and then stonewalled it? And this is supposed to send what kind of message to DC tnm? I'm sure Dems on the hill have plenty of experience with that type of behavior from conservatives ;)

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 10:55 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • I prefer NOT to see the air I breathe, climate change or not
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:10 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Yeah SRiver you dont EVER get that kind of behavior from the LEFT! You know, being before something before you are against it.....WAAAIIIIT wasnt that a KERRY line...and isnt Kerry a DEM...why yes he IS. Flip flopping isnt purely a right occupation and its silly to imply that it is. As for THIS maybe THIS had something to do with their change of mind.....


    Opponents of the legislation say it amounts to a huge new tax on polluting industries such as power generators, which would put a crimp on the economy and lead to higher prices for consumers.


    Go Australia! As MORE and MORE info comes out that global warming is crap you will see more people saying we are NOT giving you MORE money in TAXES for you to BLOW on stupid stuff.

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 11:19 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • SRiver, Which Conservatives supported Cap and Trade bill?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:20 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Opps, hit send to quick.....

    Just because some politicians in the House voted for it, doesn't mean the conservatives here on CM agree with them. Why would anyone tow the party line? That may be how you roll.... lol
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:22 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Just because some politicians in the House voted for it, doesn't mean the conservatives here on CM agree with them. Why would anyone tow the party line? That may be how you roll.... lol


    On CM? What are you talking about. You need to learn to read more carefully.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:39 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Yeah SRiver you dont EVER get that kind of behavior from the LEFT! You know, being before something before you are against it.....WAAAIIIIT wasnt that a KERRY line...and isnt Kerry a DEM...why yes he IS. Flip flopping isnt purely a right occupation and its silly to imply that it is. As for THIS maybe THIS had something to do with their change of mind.....


    I would say touche, except I didn't say flip-flopping I said stonewalling :)

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:40 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

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