Thursday, December 15, 2011
Bill Gates approves Carbon Tax for poor people!
One of the world's richest men ,Bill Gates has swanned into Australia saying he approves of the carbon tax which obviously would not make any change to his billionaire lifestyle. However in Australia to those in struggle street the tax represents a huge impost with small business and retirees especially hard hit and statements like that from Gates are not appreciated.
Mr Gates, the founder of Microsoft who's holidaying in Sydney with his family, said someone had to lead on tough global issues and it had to be hoped that by setting a good example, others would follow.
"I wish the world at large found it easier to get together on this because a carbon tax is a very important tool to encourage the invention of low-cost energy technologies that don't emit carbon," he told ABC Television.