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Aussie PM: carbon tax is ‘socialism’

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Australia’s newly elected prime minister pulled no punches when giving his thoughts on the country’s carbon tax, which he says must be abolished as quickly as possible.

Australia’s newly elected prime minister pulled no punches when giving his thoughts on the country’s carbon tax, which he says must be abolished as quickly as possible.

“The carbon tax is bad for the economy and it doesn’t do any good for the environment,” Abbott told The Washington Post. “Despite a carbon tax of $37 a ton by 2020, Australia’s domestic emissions were going up, not down. The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism, and that’s why it’s going to get abolished.”

“If the Labor Party wants to give the people of Australia a Christmas present, they will vote to abolish the carbon tax. It was damaging the economy without helping the environment. It was a stupid tax. A misconceived tax,” Abbott added.

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I think of the trillions the global government will lose. LOL

Think of the tens of billions the progressers invested in the global carbon dioxide tax, only to see their hard work completely collapse and fail.

I work in the energy industry and i have mixed feelings...

From a pure political perspective, I agree that the concept of a government imposed carbon tax is nothing more than a money making boondogle for governments to use to fatten up their troughs of money. But from the perspective of the energy industry, there is some merit to the concept of creating a way for each energy type in industry to "pay" for the storage and disposition of the waste byproducts that each one generates.

For example, I am a nuclear engineer, and I work in the waste management and disposal part of my industry. There is a real cost associated with the storage and disposal of our waste by products, and we pony up that cost, because our waste is in the form of a large heavy solid mass, which we cannot just throw away when nobody is looking.

Now compare that to carbon burning technologies like coal, natural gas, and oil. They have the luxury of dumping their industrial waste and byproducts into the atmosphere. And they are not charged for the dirtying of our atmosphere, or compelled in any way to do anything about it. Liberals call the atmosphere "public" or "common" property. it belongs to all of us in some collective manner (I hate saying that, but I cannot think of a better way to describe the concept). So governments, on top of the idea of regulation (think EPA), have given thought to this conjured up carbon fee. I think the real motivation behind the fee is not to fill the governments coffers with money, but to make polluting the atmosphere somewhat cost prohibitive so industry would pony up the bucks to clean up the emissions. How does libertarian philosophy deal with this issue? Who "owns" the air?

Remember, freedom isn't free. So keep up your payments!

Liberty is not free, It must be earned!

Maybe you're right; but there's a difference btw CO2 and Thorium

Maybe you're right; but then, there's a difference between CO2 and Thorium. There is no conclusive evidence that CO2 is a hazardous waste. The particulate matter expelled by power plants is another matter.

Since CO2 is a source of life for vegetation, it seems ridiculous to manage it as a hazardous waste. Only recently I read about the methane distribution in the Arctic ocean and how, 40 million years ago, vast amounts of carbon was locked into sea weed in the Arctic and this brought down CO2 to our current levels -- and also caused repeated ice ages that have made vast swaths of Earth so horribly uninhabitable for thousands of years at a time.

Once, the globe was warm. So warm, there was lots of food for the largest land animals of all time: dinosaurs. But, anti-human genocidal greenies want ice ages to kill off all but 70,000 [rich] humans. That's my conclusion.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

False left-right

Calling out Tony Abbott support for Military Industrial Complex (and his sub-survience to John Howard - who himself was a toy-puppet for Dick Cheney & Dubya) does not in any way give more credibility to Julia Gillard / Kevin Rudd & Labor Party's disgusting socialist platform. That's same as the false left-right Democrat-Republican blue-red paradigm in the US.

Using Laurie Oakes' criticism of Tony Abbott does not in any way count to justify Tony Abbott-John Howard NWO meddling. It would be equivalent of using Chris Matthews criticism of Dubya during Iraq war to make Bush-Cheney look like good guys. Two wrongs don't make a right. [Yes, I do realize Laurie Oakes features in the video I myself posted. But that wasn't the focus of my argument. It was the rest of Australian troop presence in Afghanistan point written below.]

The basic question remains: What the hell is Australian military's role in meddling around in Afghanistan after 9/11 fraud, and over & above that use of Australian military contractors in Iraq supported by Tony Abbott-John Howard bunch?

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
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Disgusting neo-con

Australia PM is a disgusting neo-con serving NWO & US Military Industrial Complex. I've followed this scum for many years now.


http://youtu.be/9wT9XS_TvzQ

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He gave him the response he deserved

Instead of the pandering politicians usually do with the press.

Laurie Oakes?

Didn't he go out of his way to protect his precious JuLIAR Gillard and all thinga Labor? He's a Labor hack and you can't trust him as far as you can spit into the wind.
http://pickeringpost.com/story/we-have-a-criminal-as-prime-m...
See, I can link, too.
If your going to after anything, it should be the Liberal Party's
platform, what it calls its 'beliefs':
"We Believe:
In the inalienable rights and freedoms of all peoples; and we work towards a lean government that minimises interference in our daily lives; and maximises individual and private sector initiative."
http://www.liberal.org.au/our-beliefs

The party is either very sneaky and believes rights are derived from those on power and won't reveal that fact, or iscompletely ignorant of the difference between unalienable and inalienable.

I say trust no politician or government. Though it's great to hear any politician, especially a Head of State (or in Australia is that still the Queen?) speak the truth about anything climate change related.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Shit happens

Not entirely sure where you got that idea, and why you think that the video you posted backs up your opinion.

It was an appropriate comment in the circumstance, and an inexcusable breach of trust committed by the hack journalist.

For what it was worth, Mr Abbott came out against the Syrian shenanigans early. He's always treated the climate scam for what it is. He is pragmatic, thoughtful, caring and disciplined. He saw off three PM's in succession as opposition leader, under some of the most vile verbal assault seen in our history.

Will that be enough? Who knows. It's early days, but its largely promising.

Makes me want to move to Australia!

This is huge. First the intepol chief supporting the 2nd amendment worldwide, now carbon taxes being called out for the what they really are....theft.