Prior to the 2010 election Labor said there would be no carbon tax, but there was. Prior to the 2013 election Labor said there would be no carbon tax, but there is. Tony Abbott promised there would be no carbon tax but Labor, having lost the election, now insists there should be! Crumbs! Are you following this? 

Now that the global warming/climate change hoax has been exposed for what it is, why is PM Abbott continuing to collect the carbon tax?

Labor had anticipated that, had it won the latest election, it would have collected up to $125 billion per annum in carbon tax, with 10% going to the UN. 

Typically Labor/Green over-estimation of course, and it allowed false funding for all the crazy promises it thought would win them the election, but as usual they forgot to factor in the forecast drop in electricity usage. 

Now Abbott is faced with falling carbon tax revenues, maybe as low as $7 billion, as well as almost no revenue from the minerals resource rent tax.

Administration of the MRRT costs about the same as the piddling revenue collect, so that would be no loss to the Government but the carbon tax abolition would have been be a real hit to Joe Hockey’s fiscal forecasts.

I haven’t noticed Abbott asking companies like QANTAS to defer the tax, and he hasn’t promised any CEOs he will reimburse the damaging impost. 

So it’s no surprise that Abbott continues to flail Labor as incorrigible liars while copping the billions due in carbon tax before July one this year, when he will have to keep his promise and dump the damned thing?

Of course Abbott can’t abolish it via legislation now, but he could render it ineffective via regulation. 

He can’t reduce the per-tonne carbon price but he can use the ATO, a Government Agency, to forestall the collection until July one and regulate that there be no penalty for late payment. 

But why would he do that when he can use the revenue while Labor gets the blame for the tax?

The mining and carbon taxes could swing the WA Senate election in the Libs’ favour, it’s the perfect big stick to beat Labor around the ears with.

“Disingenuousness” is the word that springs to mind. “What?” You say, “… the Libs surely aren’t that devious?” No, they’re not, it’s just that Shorten is that dumb.

It’s a perfect scenario for the Libs and a perfect storm for Labor of their own making. 

Bill Shorten is mortally ensnared in the very web Gillard wove for Abbott.

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I’m happy for Abbott to collect the revenue from Labor’s Carbon Tax…given that revenue will be used to fix the Labor mess that he’s inherited.

JackFrench
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JackFrench
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JackFrench

It would make you stand by your claims….Kinda like being a real scientist….

JackFrench
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JackFrench

With all due respect…that’s not naming the 97%…….if you want creditability earn it….Put up or shut up….97% is your figure..don’t avoid the issue you raised, come on show us the fundamental aspect of your argument…..the grown ups here didn’t make this claim….you did…

JackFrench
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JackFrench

I don’t post whatever I wish in a sort of a way….you choose to post those long winded missals as you did above…I am merely putting up material from like sources that are at odds with what you post…having sent your original off topic post out you now desert the field… I do give my condolences for the losses that your family has had in that unnecessary conflict……….JF

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JackFrench

Yeah…name the 97% or piss off…..and Kevs….where did I insult you….I gave your comrade his own back and made a general statement about zealous warmists because from where I am coming that’s what your lot are….zealous and irrational….quick to minimise any position other than your own…So….Name the 97%..JF

JackFrench
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JackFrench

Still doing those insults I see…JF

Tobyrabbit
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Tobyrabbit

Were still Saddled with Union graft and union filth. Saddled with corruption.

Tobyrabbit
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Tobyrabbit

And still they Rabbit on, Abbott Abbott Abbott, hand omg the old fellas, and nose out of the trough?

JackFrench
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JackFrench

Warmist have all of the zeal of middleages religious biggots….

vecchio
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vecchio

They’ve been flogging the global warming/carbon tax crap for years, so far no difference and besides the man made component is bugger all compared with the natural variations. Even Flim Flammery said there will be no effect for a thousand years, wake up and live!

JackFrench
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JackFrench

Sooner a flat earth than a flat beta wave readout….

Batman
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Batman

You need to use some WD40 on your enter key, DJT 🙂

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JackFrench

Well G2…I don’t have a dog in the fight….but I can make observations and comments from the outside…I have never visited the middle east and I don’t have a mind to…the middle east is visiting Australia well enough. I have read through your postings in response to Pappe, whilst your posts outline anomalies in his work ( I have not checked your references ) the seem to attack him personally and they don’t address the 3 areas that are the subject of his work in the posts that I have put here…..the material you posted suggest that he is a… Read more »

JackFrench
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JackFrench

I thought Campbell was a benevolent army dictator?

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Shotgun

DJ and lp, the trick is just to lightly hit the enter button and WAIT. It is tempting to hit it again as I have found out only to see my reply duplicated. The big secret is just a few seconds of patience. Your reply will appear.

Tobyrabbit
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Tobyrabbit

Abbott Abbott Abbott Abbott, who am I?

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Mine’s working great. You might need a new computer?

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i did also but i think its a teething problem but at least the BBQ IS GOING(L P website) and we are cooking that small turd in S A , is he close to the red dykes abode,??

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you a poet and don,t knoet jonC

Twinkle
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Twinkle

I think DJT might have lost it.

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Maybe maybe not

Minkers
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Minkers

Yes!