It does seem obvious to me that a lot of the population is well and truly turning their backs on the PM and Labor, and I feel that Labor really started falling when Julia announced that they will introduce a carbon tax. Some people, including myself, feel they can no longer trust not only the PM but the Labor Party as a whole.
A reminder of what was said before the election.
So it really does seem like the Greens are taking over power, and Labor is just bending to whatever they want. As you may know Julia is now going around trying to sell the carbon tax package, a few people who I have talked to are asking the question; is she being truthful about what she is saying. I think the question should also be what isn't she saying about the carbon tax package. I have put this is a post before, but for those that may have missed it:- Labor makes a big thing about raising the thresholds on the Statutory tax, but why have they not mentioned that the actual tax rate will be increasing.
Andrew Bolt. Click picture for a larger view.
Also another item that I haven't heard Julia or Labor mentioning is that this carbon tax will rise every year. This was talked about before the package came out, but now we know exactly how much it will be going up. As we all know now the carbon tax will start at $23 a ton from July 2012, but every year the price will increase by 2.5% above the rate of inflation. As reported in the ABC.
Also treasury's modelling of the carbon tax was based on $20 a ton not on the $23 a ton that Labor/Greens/Independents decided on. The Australian. This means that all the prices that Labor released are wrong.
Council rates will also rise because of the carbon tax, not only for the emissions coming from local dumps, but also the extra costs the councils will have to pay for street lighting etc. Courier Mail. This of course will mean a rise for anyone renting as well. It will also mean an extra cost for businesses which will be passed on down the line.
Building costs will also rise under the carbon tax, $6.000 for a new home, that's based on the $20 carbon tax, not the $23 that has been put forward. I don't know how much more it will be as the price of the tax goes up, and naturally it will cost more to renovate as well. A very good article about this in the Herald Sun.
The money that the Labor Party has pledged to the UN through their climate change committee, Australia so far have sent $599 Million, that is a lot of taxpayers money for what? Jo-Nova.
I almost forgot; There will be no carbon tax on petrol (
This is all going to cost a lot more than what Labor is telling us. As far as I'm concerned they may not be lying about this, but they sure are not telling us everything. If people truly believe that this tax is only going to cost us just under $10 a week, and will only add 80 cents a week to groceries sit down and do the sums, and don't forget because we are paying more for everything, the end price with the 10% GST is also going to be more, a tax on top of a tax.
The Labor Party is expecting public opinion to start to turn around after the tax is introduced, they say that people will see the sky is not about to fall and they will find it isn't that bad. My question is, forget about the 1st year of the tax, it's all the following years as it keeps increasing that is the worry, will people fall for this tactic when the tax is introduced, maybe some will, but by the following year they will soon see this is really going to hurt, and no amount of compensation is going to help those that will no longer have a job or keep up with the costs.
Sorry about such a long post, I hope you were able to get a bit of information that you may have been looking for.