Rudd offers $2b carrot, but no applause

The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has braved Western Australian turf, addressing a group of the state's miners, media, politicians and community members at a press club lunch in Perth city today in an effort to rally support for the fiercely debated RSPT.


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In principle the tax is a good idea. However, like so many things initiated by the Rudd goverment, such as the insulation debarcle, no planning was put into place on how it was to be run, or explanation to the general public. The Pime Minister has truly shot himself in the foot on many occasions.

Lions share to whom and for how long? I would like to know the purpose of the tax if it is just a redistribution to the states that hold the current resource. We are already accomplishing this without the help of the federal government taking an administrative percentage of revenue. As a small enterprise we rely on the mining industry to generate business for development, construction etc, you take that away Mr. Rudd and you can also take away our company contribution to employment, GST, PAYGw, company tax because we simply couldn't subsist on the remains Hope it works for you, because it isn\'t working for us!!

Only the FOOT? In my view, Kevin 07 has gone from a glib public debater to the equivalent of a business associate of mine who 'only opens his mouth to change feet!'

Mr. Rudd has obviously not studied history, as from what I can see he is embarking on a path that is repeating history from the great depression in the early 1900's. They too had a major recession and they too were starting to climb out of it when some measures were put in place by the Government to slow things down, not realising how fragile the recovery was. The result of course was the great depression that lasted for many years. The lack of business confidence that is around now is evidence of just how fragile our economy is as well and the Rudd Government should be ashamed of how quickly they have stifled our recovery when we were going so well. We were the shining light in the world thanks to the strength of our resources industry. We won't have to put up with them for much longer though, as Howard Satler put so well...'never has a Government shot such a big hole in their foot'! There is no way they will survive an election and good riddance I say!

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