Quoting starkers, reply 9My other complaint.... the proposed carbon tax here in Oz, it's bloody stupid and will do nothing to reduce pollution.
Retrieving Gina's 6 billion EXTRA PERSONAL profit from last year [over and above her previous worth] will do a shit-load towards it.
That cow is raping Australia's resources for her own personal gain, no-one else's.
It's my country too.
And what happens when corporations send 1000's of Aussie jobs offshore to avoid this tax? No only will unemployment go through the roof, the economy will go down the toilet as imports climb dramatically while exports decline due to manufacturers deserting the sinking ship.
And will you be happy to pay an extra 30% for power next year because the carbon tax has to be absorbed by the user rather than the initial polluter? And when electricity rises, so does everything else... food, clothing, petrol... everything that's manufactured here
Seems to me, this stupid government will spend more on administration and compensating people than will go toward pollution reduction.
And when you consider petrol is now exempt from the carbon tax, the validity of this pollution reduction scheme has to seriously be questioned.... given that traffic pollution is the greatest contributor to the overall pollution here in Oz. No, that's just a sweetener to make it a little more palatable. However, petrol won't be exempt for long, not once JuLiar yet again gives in to Bob [poop shute] Brown and breaks yet another promise.
Frankly, I dislike corporations, wealthy CEO's and mining magnates [Gina] as much as the next bloke, probably heaps more than the next bloke, but this carbon tax is more about the redistribution of wealth than clean air, and is clearly the wrong way to go about it because the paying public will suffer. Corporations won't absorb it, they'll pass it on to you and I... and I can't afford it.
Yes, I recently spent $800 on computer parts, but that's a result of 2 + years saving and being frugal/sacrificing elsewhere... not running a car and paying through the nose for rego and insurance. My next upgrade could be many more years than that, with higher prices across the board as a result of this crock of shite carbon tax and the Aussie dollar suffering a huge downward slide against the greenback because our economy can no longer compete within the greater world economy. In other words, this tax is economic suicide, not just for corporations but the public at large.