Australia’s carbon tax, like Obamacare, unconstitutional?
Via the Bolta, it could well be. The argument basically boils down to whether the feds can tax stuff owned by the states (the CO2 would be owned by the states).
The constitution says you can’t. Gillard says she wants to.
It looks like we have Gillard doing it over here with her CO2 trace gas tax, and it looks like we have Obama doing it over in the US with his likewise draconian Obamacare (on a lighter note, here’s why Obamacare will be shot down, BTW).
Gillard here. Obama there. In both cases you have federal government leaders trying to seize power that the constitution arguably says they can’t have.
What is with that; power hungry leftist leaders snubbing the founding document of the nations they’re supposed to be leading?
Anyway, with any luck, Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax will be challenged in the High Court like Obamacare is being challenged – and probably successfully, too – in the US Supreme Court.
If so, can we expect Julia to brazenly lash out like Obama did?