March 18, 2007

Carbon What?

Overheard in the OLO

"people dont like the word tax, let's call it Green Investment Account"

"Why call it that? It is clearly a tax"

"Because it would come off bad"

"Why not call it Carbon Kitten? Everybody loves kittens"

"Cuz that would be stupid"

"You mean almost as stupid as calling a tax an investment account?"

Ok, so there is this other government program, they take about 33% of my income, then, if I am good and I found a good way to spend the rest of my money, I get some of this money back in the form of “credits” which I can then trade on the open market seeing as these credits come in the form of a government cheque.

So yes, this program is also known as an income TAX, or as it will be known under a Dion government, the Income Investment Account.

5 Commentaires:

Blogger greyburr a dit...

So Mark Holland did let the cat out of the bag?Call it whatever you want,a green premium,a carbon tax,whatever,but in Alberta it will be called NEP 2.When consumers realise the increased cost of living whack with the downloaded costs from all corners I think Dions dog might turn into a pit bull that the good professer wished he had not unleashed prior to the election.

3/18/2007 6:52 p.m.  
Blogger A BCer in Toronto a dit...

Let us know when we can come by to retrofit your fridge Antonio...

3/18/2007 7:48 p.m.  
Blogger Scott Tribe a dit...

Again, to be clear.. Antonio supports Dion's plan that involves Green Investment Accounts - which the money goes into, not Ottawa's coffers.. and also involves keeping the money in the province where the polluting facilities are. NEP2? Get real Greyburr. You cant save the environment without some sacrifices, but in the long run, it will be better for all of us.. and I'm sure the oil industry barons can spare a few dollars off of their billions in profits in order to clean up their act.

As for Antonio's actual post, Antonio just has some post-leadership grudges he's calling in, whether he protests he is or not.

3/18/2007 8:53 p.m.  
Blogger wilson61 a dit...

If it's not NEP2, why only apply a carbon tax on a few select sectors? Why not tax all producers and users?
Why no lead up time, Jan 1/08 is a punishment. A very divisive game of 'Kyoto NOW, make the West pay'

I hope the budget holds a COMPLETE enviroment policy, no carbon tax, intensity targets (Dion's original green plan) and a 2020 target date.
Put an end to Dion's ridiculous plan, or go for an election!

3/18/2007 11:15 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Yes

This post is to all those people who called a Carbon Tax "foolish" a few months ago...

Of course I support a carbon tax.

3/18/2007 11:58 p.m.  

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