From the Australian.
KEVIN Rudd will spend $6 billion less compensating households for higher energy prices, however he has assured families that they will not be worse off.
I will point out why this is a lie, has to be a lie and why he should be called out on it.
basically for an emissions trading scheme to work it must coerce people to consume less of everything that requires energy to manufacture. The plan is to do this by increasing the cost of energy, both in the household (at the Powerpoint), and in industry, transport and shopfronts (the big freezers in Woolies dont run themselves you know).
If it doesnt make people consume less then as a policy its stated aim has completely failed. So it MUST make people spend more on less “items”. It cannot as a policy allow people to consume as much “stuff” as they do now.
The ETS bills also protect low-income families by ensuring they are compensated for 120 per cent of the costs expected to flow from the scheme.
So they can consume 120% more energy/items? This has to be a lie or the whole purpose of an emissions trading scheme fails. It can’t do both, you cannot promise people more “stuff” while at the same time adding a tax to discourage people from getting that “stuff”. It just defies logic, it can’t happen, it contradicts itself.
Australian Council of Social Service chief executive Clare Martin said she was confident low-income households would be protected from increases in the cost of living resulting from the CPRS.
Surely we can rely on this group to give us unbiased advice, after all they fought hard against the GST, and its led by this woman, Claire Martin. Im sure the ex-state Premier (Labor) can be relied upon not to play politics eh? Nothing is exempted from a CRPS, nothing…
It has to be a lie, the tax is designed to reduce people getting more “stuff”/using energy, it does this by making “stuff” more expensive to produce via a tax.
The people that actually manufacture “stuff” will pass on the cost of the tax to people buying goods, meaning they can buy less. Its not rocket science, either hes lying about the impact of the tax on the public (making “stuff” more expensive so you have less) or hes lying about just what the tax is designed to do, which is, make “stuff more expensive so you have less….