posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:00 AM
Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by 74Templar
The carbon tax is the biggest load of crap I have heard of. How Australians can fall for it is beyond me. How is taxing people stopping carbon
emissions for a start? As for the payrises etc, I just listened to some moron who actually believes Australians wouldn't be happy if politicians were
earning $1.. We would still be whinging.
If they were actually doing something for the country, I wouldn't give too hoots.. But when you here about pigs like Gina Rineheart importing workers
which is also tied in with our great government, then I really think its time for people to make a stand and start defending themselves. The
government do not care about the people, just themselves and the filthy lining of their own pockets... Everytime I hear any of them, the back of my
throat fills up with reflux.
As I've said in other posts, the carbon tax is no different than the GST. It's targeted at low to middle income earners who actually pay little or
no in income tax, to ensure they are paying their share of lining government's pockets. As people who are either under the government's current tax
threshhold or getting some kind of government payment (dole, family A-B, pension) usually don't do tax returns and generally don't pay tax back to
the government, then this is just a way to ensure these people pay.
The thing is that people are saying that we are getting all this assistance and tax cuts and pay rises and that the carbon tax is being covered by all
this, but the Liberal government said the same thing when the GST was introduced. A year later income tax levels were back to what they were before
the GST, and the GST remained. People who are saying all will be fine have simply forgotten what happened, and what Labour or Liberal, doesn't matter
who is in power, will keep ramping up the prices and the divide between the rich who can afford to pay for the loopholes or the fancy lawyers will
keep reaping the benefits of this new system, while the poor suffer more and more, and eventually will be out on the streets or commiting crimes just
to make ends meet.
To me it's like the war on terror. Give it a fancy name no one understands and go after whatever you want with it. Welcome to the corporate 21st