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    Question Carbon Tax

    I know politics probably isn't the best issue to discuss as it can always get a bit heated! lol But I am going to go there anyway!

    What does everyone think of Labor's new Carbon tax that has been passed through the lower house today?

    I for one am not keen at all! As I don't see how re-distributing money around is really going to help anything or anyone! Soo I am not happy at all today with this news

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    I just whant to kill the ranger gilla ha laughs

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    Carbon tax will only hurt people in the long run and people will pass it along the whole production and service line until it gets to the consumer 1000% more then it should have been with everyone adding their own recovery of the tax on to their invoices, it is already being shown to cause some price gouging .

    IT'S the tax she said we would never have and the public doesn't want, but Julia Gillard was so elated over her carbon scheme win even her bitter fight with Kevin Rudd was forgotten as they embraced for a kiss.

    As Labor, Green and independent MPs celebrated the tax passing through Parliament's Lower House yesterday, the Herald Sun can reveal businesses have already been caught ripping consumers off with price gouges in its name.

    ACCC prepares for carbon tax blitz | Herald Sun


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    It's a bit of sore spot for me, not because it really affects me in a money sense directly as I am not a massive income earner( well i don't think it will), but I would really like to see the bulk of the tax money go into sustainable low cost energy development for the future. But my concern is that it would be yet just another money grabber and will line the pockets of big business, some EU country i cant think which atm has a similar thing and it has has been rorted by 5 billion, people are taxed at something like 1 euro a year, but Aus is something like 300 bucks a year for the middle income earners, certainly expensive for such a small population.
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    Yep totally against such an inept minority government that couldnt even run an insulation scheme being in control of something so major.
    I do believe we need to make changes in our enviroment but taxing people with little incentive for alternatives is a crock. Then try to make it sound better by saying we'll be compensated, if you take $10 and give back $5 how is the $5 compensation especially given all your bills will be going through the roof.
    And my biggest beef is if its so bad to be burning coal here why are we selling it by the ship load to China and co.
    Anyhow without doubt it will be the last time they get to hi 5 each other because they are going to be smashed into oblivion at the next election.
    If they arent, overseas here i come, because this country is going down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    It's a bit of sore spot for me, not because it really affects me in a money sense directly as I am not a massive income earner( well i don't think it will), but I would really like to see the bulk of the tax money go into sustainable low cost energy development for the future. But my concern is that it would be yet just another money grabber and will line the pockets of big business, some EU country i cant think which atm has a similar thing and it has has been rorted by 5 billion, people are taxed at something like 1 euro a year, but Aus is something like 300 bucks a year for the middle income earners, certainly expensive for such a small population.
    It sure is! And considering it won't really help the environment either. We are probably classed as middle income in our house (between 100k - 150k pa) so we will be hit with the full costs and price increases that will be passed on by every business because we aren't eligible for the supposed "compensation" not that it will really help anyway. The only people it helps are those that don't/can't work. Or have extremely low income.

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    If it only costs $300 per year for the average person, you can hardly argue that it's going to hurt anyone? That's about $2 a week...

    I avoid watching the news as much as possible because it depresses me. But I do know that I think even a token gesture to reduce carbon emissions is better than no gestures. I hope it will be the start of something more effective in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    If it only costs $300 per year for the average person, you can hardly argue that it's going to hurt anyone? That's about $2 a week...

    I avoid watching the news as much as possible because it depresses me. But I do know that I think even a token gesture to reduce carbon emissions is better than no gestures. I hope it will be the start of something more effective in the future.


    Maybe you can pay my $300?? and its $6 a week. Sorry its a token gesture full stop there is no enviromental gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    Maybe you can pay my $300??.
    My quarterly gas bill is triple that amount...

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    Wow mines $200, are you heating a castle or are you including the new charges being added by the carbon tax.

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