Saturday, November 15, 2014

What have you been spending since the carbon tax was abolished?

Prime Minister Abbott told us we would all be financially better off if the carbon tax was abolished. Prime Minister Abbott has gotten his way and abolished the carbon tax, a tax on companies that pollute. I rather like the idea of a tax on polluters, passed on back to consumers if needed. People will appreciate the true cost of what they are consuming and people were generally well compensated for the tax through tax reductions and increases in social security. The Abbott did not take these benefits back when he scrapped the carbon tax, but if you are a taxpayer, think of it as getting something back from bracket creep. If you receive social security, you may have to wait a bit longer before your hand out of largess. But then we do already have extra money in our pockets since the carbon tax was abolished. No?

I came across this on Face Book and I rather like it and I think Freaky Tiki Cafe in bayside Rye deserves support for plainly stating what the removal of the tax actually means for small business. That is my version of small business, not the government's of a business with hundreds of employees.


16 comments:

  1. I love Freaky Tiki Cafe's honesty.
    And am very, very tired of this governments carrot and sticks approach. Big juicy carrots to big business, big nobbly sticks for those at the bottom of the pile.
    Replacing the carbon tax with financial payments to companies to make some effort (not specified) to reduce energy consumption and environmental degradation is a fine example.

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    1. EC, if you witness what has happened in the UK under Cameron, exactly the same. Hit the poorest hardest and give to big business. I read some very disappointing statistics about wealth redistribution under Obama in the US. It has not gone as I hoped it would under his somewhat hamstrung leadership.

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  2. fantastic post I hate politicians who are well paid but not intelligent ones..

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    1. Gosia, they are usually smart at working things very nicely for themselves and those important to them.

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  3. Annoyed cafe person it seems. The cost of the fare on the Spirit was cheaper, $3.00 per person, one way, $6.00 for vehicle, one way. A few dollars here and there with other things. At least we here in Tasmania were told of the saving, though only little savings. But not everyone sails the sea.

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    1. WA, so return would be all up a saving of $24. That is on the way to being significant.

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  4. What have I been doing since the carbon tax was abolished? Waiting for the next elections and hoping that Abbott and his climate-change deniers would go back to their earlier careers.

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    1. Hels, there aren't too many places in the world where the denial of climate change still happens, except the not so dear and not so old Canberra duffers.

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    2. Please - not Canberra duffers. They hate most of us, and most of us hate them right back. And hate is a word I try not to use - but can't find a more appropriate one today.

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    3. EC, yes duffer makes them sound a little benign. They are anything but.

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  5. Did you notice that when the carbon tax was scrapped the supply charge for electricity went up a bit and the cost of gas went up by about 70%?
    So who is better off?
    I now have to set aside extra for both bills, cutting into my grocery allowance. (and my rent has increased by quite a lot too, although that's nothing to do with the carbon tax)

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    1. River, gas is the one I am noticing the most. Our hot water bill keeps climbing and climbing.

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  6. I have no idea how it is now, as we had one, then we hadn't then we had again then we hadn't and so on ! I give up to understand politics !

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    1. On again off again is so annoying Gatinna. Not many people are happy with the carbon tax scrapping.

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  7. Oh that is beautifully stated there Andrew.. Freaky Tiki Cafe you are brilliant! Tony Abbott in the other hand is a twat!

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    1. A dangerous twat, Grace.

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