Monday, June 02, 2008

Petrol Prices

The last week of Australian Parliment was spent on arguing whether Opposition's proposal of a 5cents reduction in the fuel tax will help the Australian families on top of the embrassing leaks of cabinet meeting information on the lack of evidence of "fuel watch" scheme to help to lower the fuel price.
Once upon a time, on a sunny evening with a distant rainbow in the east, sitting on the wet green lawn near the roses, Albert and Trebla went into an argument AGAIN...

Albert: Frankly, 5 cents out of $1.50 a litre of fuel is nothing. My average of 60L a tank only save me $3. It is a just a cuppa!

Trebla: Same for the "fuel watch". Asking the fuel stations to pre-advertise their price 24 hours before change is just an additional cost to the fuel stations. It won't reduce any price!

Albert: Shouldn't our elected representative really be able to sort out the real problem? It is supply and demand, stupid!

Trebla: Yea, the real solution is provide alternate solution so that we don't have to drive as much. For example improve the horrible public transport system!

Albert: Or invest in producing renewable fuel - not from food source, like algae growing in salt water!

Trebla: Is there anything wrong with the political system? Common people like you and me have more and better solution to the highly paid politicians!

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