In response to this statement from Aussie oppo leader Tony Abbott:
If Labor sneaks back, the carbon tax stays and goes up to $38 a tonne by 2020 and an almost unimaginable $350 a tonne by 2050.
Right now, that’s a $550 a year hit on families that will just get worse if Labor stays on.
…After insisting for two years that the carbon tax was good for you, Mr Rudd suddenly admitted that it was costing households some $550 a year.
That’s why he’s faked abolishing the carbon tax even though he’s done no such thing…,
Aussie warmists counter with:
This is straight demagoguery. The carbon price is not a tax. It is a relative pricing mechanism that forces the private sector to account for its carbon output. It does not take money from households. They are compensated with lower taxes. It takes money from carbon polluters to price them out of production and pushes up the price of goods with high carbon intensive input so that consumers chose elsewhere.
So the carbon tax isn’t just a tax — it’s a tax plus tyranny!