It could mean that Wayne Swan didn't do his figures right when working out the rebates.
However, I think it's a funny example, because as far as I know, the carbon tax was never supposed to make a profit for the government. Wasn't it supposed to help climate change?
Then again, I think the carbon tax has achieved everything it set out to do - redistribute income.
I know my power bills have gone up majorly, but I'm pretty sure the main hikes have had nothing to do with the carbon tax. They've been to do with the state government making adjustments
Maybe check with your power website (from your state), but don't assume that your bill has gone up due to the carbon tax.
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09-02-2013 15:32 #51
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09-02-2013 15:51 #52
The first quarter after the tax come in my electricity bill went from $700 to almost a grand, and we got the same bill within $50 or so for a few years. It has stayed that amount. It is most certainly been the carbon tax.
It is proven natural resource costs are quite low. Therefore big business is paying less, yet the prices has gone up a huge amount.
Each to their own but I 100% believe big business especially the energy companies are laughing their way to the bank. They have sky rocketed costs of power in anticipation of high costs from the tax then to produce the energy. Those costs on both fronts have been way lower than expected. Yet they have not passed the savings onto the consumer.
09-02-2013 16:16 #53
Our energy company states the cost attributable to the carbon tax, and our costs rose drastically due to other factors. I'll see if I can find details for other states. The timing of rises aren't necessarily linked.
Anyway projection of the tax was that it would raise prices, not that it would raise revenue for the government. Hence the rebates.
I never agreed with it because I don't believe it will affect the climate.
09-02-2013 20:32 #54
What if Liberal wins in september?
Thanks for everyones imput
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