posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
He wants a tax on carbon that he says could be 'offset' by reductions in taxes on wages.
I fail to see the logic in creating a new tax whilst reducing another tax... the net result is the exact same thing. Unless of course, the "offset" is
only very small, making it completely pointless; the same could be achieved by reducing the carbon tax by that same offset. Taking a little here,
adding a little there, it's all pointless nonsense to disguise the simple facts of the matter... and here are the facts.
A carbon tax simply does not work. Businesses will without question
balance out any losses uncured from such a carbon tax, by increasing
prices. And I say "without question", because I know for a fact that's what will happen, since that's exactly what happened here in Australia ever
since the stupid prime minister implemented the worlds largest carbon tax, when she started off saying she would not implement any carbon tax at all.
Our utility bills have skyrocketed in the past few months.
At the end of the day, the ones paying for a carbon tax are not the businesses who pollute, because they pass the cost onto the consumers in order to
ensure they don't have a decrease in profits. That's just how it works in the business world... losses like that are unacceptable for large
businesses. They continue producing just as much pollution as they always have, meanwhile making just as much profit as they always have, all the
while consumers are forced to pay more for goods and services.
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