Media Statement by Viv Forbes

Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition.

Carbon Tax Mark 3. Millions will be Better Off?


Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet has promised that millions of households will be better off under Carbon Tax Mark 3.

Who is he trying to fool?

There is only one tax on the people and that is total government spending. The carbon tax will increase that greatly. And the more complex the system, the more exemptions, the more rebates and the more cash handouts, the more will be consumed in government administration.

Every tax levied by the government gets spread around until it rests with the people at the bottom of the chain. Consumers will see increased costs in electricity and food, retirees will see lower dividends, job seekers will see contraction of real jobs, other tax receipts will fall and most of us will spend time every day trying to work out how we can rort this new government cash cow.

Can we believe that the same system that delivered pink batts, cash-for-clunkers, schools renewals, a computer for every child and the Queensland Health Payroll will suddenly be able to handle the complexities and con-men of yet another complex money-churning vote-buying scheme?

None of this will have any effect whatsoever on climate, so why crucify ourselves further?

The world is moving on from the climate scam.

“It’s Time” for us to move on also.



Viv Forbes