Price on Carbon revealed...April Fools Day or just another day for the Labor Government?
According to The Australian
"AUSTRALIANS would face an $863 hike in annual household costs when a price is put on carbon pollution, new Treasury modelling predicts.Advice to Treasurer Wayne Swan reveals a $30 a tonne carbon price would lift household costs by $16.60 a week, before any compensation is offered".
Personally I would rather save $16.60 a week and invest in my own power supply such as a solar array...but clearly taking my money from me forcibly and doing the same thing but giving the benefits to other people is a better option...
Don't get me wrong, I want to stop pollution and I acknowledge that everything we do releases it, but I believe there is a better solution available than to tax everyday people (to recover from the unnecessary ZOMG GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS!! spending spree)