Originally Posted by heyhey
But he said there is no way that Abbott could cut the carbon tax and retain the offsets! Contradictory little plick.
I think you are mistaken here. The offsets are tied to polluters paying a price for carbon, whether that be the flat tax for the first couple of years, or the price paid when it became a free market price.
Abbott removes both of these mechanisms totally, instead giving a welfare handout to polluters. As such, there is no income, no payments by the polluters and no offsets required (you cant pass on a cost you don't pay).
Rudd is right in this regard, why on earth would you shovel money to the polluters AND pay everyone else at the same time?