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Imagine that each red line is a line from a mercury alcohol thermometer which goes from 0 to 120° F as many thermometers do, except they typically go lower, often at about -40°F.

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So each red line on this graph represents an annual temp as a thermometer would display it.  The source is the GISS data.

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Yep, the earth is burning up.  Running a fever!!!  Quick someone give it an aspirin!!!  We should tax ourselves into oblivion because of this.

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Well said, Simon. Every single recommendation from the Commission of Audit was excellent. Why didn’t Joe follow through?

Australian Climate Madness

Labor's economic policy Labor’s economic policy

Giving any Left-of-Centre party the reins of government is like giving Dracula the keys to the blood bank.

Firstly, they spend like there is no tomorrow, and when they run out of money, they just put up taxes and/or borrow more, which eventually cripples the economy and bankrupts the government. It never gets to that stage of course, because the electorate, who generally appear to have very short memories, vote them out at the last minute and leave the fiscal conservatives to clean up the mess.

This has been going on for decades. In the UK in the 1970s, then Chancellor Denis Healey famously said he wanted to tax the rich “until the pips squeak” (although he denied it later). At one point, the highest rate of income tax was 98%. Just think about that for a minute – over a certain (admittedly high) threshold, for every pound…

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