Thursday, September 04, 2008

A victory for freedom - luxury car tax defeated.

I'd never thought I'd sing the praises of Family First, but Senator Steve Fielding has struck a blow for liberty and for commerce

THE Federal Government's luxury car tax increase has been defeated in the Senate.

Family First Senator Steve Fielding sided with the Coalition to vote down Government bills at the second reading, 34 votes to 33.

The bills were set to be defeated last night but coalition senator Sue Boyce failed to show up to cast her vote.

The Opposition moved to have the vote recommitted when the Senate reconvened this morning.

Now if the Senate can defeat the alcopop tax and most importantly, any carbon trading scheme, this will be a terrific year where the people finally tell the tyrants in the ALP that we will not tolerate any new taxes, new regulations and a bigger government.