This is it people. Australia's Carbon Tax is coming on the 1st of July.
It all began with Australia's current Prime Minister winning an election on the promise that there would "not be a carbon tax under any government i
lead." This was eventually proven to be a lie when she forced it through with teh help of the Greens. The Australian public, for the majority have
been against this move and our Prime Minister ever since she forced it in. Perhaps the reason as to why we are opposed is because we did not get a
say. In fact, recently when Gillard (our PM) was asked about the fact that the public didn't get to vote, she responded with "It's already been
passed, so there's nothing no one can do to stop it." Or something similar to that. This reply disgusted me, knowing that our PM does not care for
the people, only for those in power.
When the initial backlash destroyed her credibility, she defended the decision, stating that there would not be any affect on the people whatsoever.
The majority of the people however were smart enough not to fall for those false claims. It is obvious that the big companies who will get taxed do
not want to lose money. So, what are they going to do? I know, raise their prices so consumers must pay more. That is a way to not lose any money from
the tax. Reviewing this, it is evident that the tax will not do anything but raise the prices of consumer available products and essentials.
The government has finally acknowledged this and is attempting to give out tax benefits to families...
This is where it gets interesting
The government has stated that it will provide tax cuts for the public as a result of the Carbon Tax:
Singles on low and middle incomes will get tax cuts to help them with the expected increase in living costs. Some low-income households might not
receive enough assistance through tax cuts or Government payments to offset their average expected cost impact under a carbon price. These households
will be able to apply for an annual, tax-exempt Low Income Supplement of $300.
The Government will introduce legislation to ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle
income households, will get assistance to help manage increases in the cost of living from the carbon price. On average, households will see cost
increases of $9.90 per week, while the average assistance will be $10.10 per week.
From 1 July 2012, all taxpayers with incomes of up to $80,000 will get a tax cut, with most receiving at least $300 per year. This means around
60 per cent of taxpayers will get a tax cut of at least $300. No one will pay more income tax as a result of the carbon price package.
We will get tax cuts of at least $300...
That is pathetic...
When you compare the following with the tax cuts, it is evident that the public is getting shafted:
Treasury estimates for the average Australian household electricity will rise by $3.30 per week, gas by $1.50, and food by 80 cents under the
The average Australian household spends much more money than the estimated amount that we will receive through tax cuts. $300 is nothing compared to
the...thousands that the average household spends on essentials (food, electricity, fuel etc), yet all those aspects are rising as a result of the
Here is an interesting table (which, by the way, only estimates the future costs of goods and essentials):
The Carbon tax will lead the Australian public down a path of ruin, and for what? For the elite to get more power...?
Regardless, it is quite evident that the public is getting shafted by this Carbon Tax/ The Government's planning is flawed and their tax cuts will
not be of significant help at all. The Australian public will be doomed.
This all starts on Sunday, the 1st of July...