Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum - View Single Post - 0 We've done so much with so little for so long we're qualified to do anything with 0
View Single Post
  #508  
Old 03-09-2013, 01:51 PM
ferretz ferretz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: City of Churches. And pubs.
Posts: 1,238
Thanks: 37
Thanked 142 Times in 113 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by heyhey View Post
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?
Reply With Quote