wrong--poorer and middle income brackets get subsidies to offset the carbon tax. Either in the form of a cheque or a rebate in the mail. These people usually end up getting MORE back than they put in, so trust me they won't be complaining. How much will costs rise because of a $0.05/L carbon tax, even a $0.10 or $0.20, hell even a $0.50/L? Doubt it will be much...probably rounding errors..couple hundred extra $$ for truck drivers per month, which gets absorbed by the comodities through a price rise of $0.0001 cents? What exactly do we manufacture in Canada anymore? The best economists in the world support the carbon tax..and not only for the environmental reasons (which should be the most important), but for the economical reasons. Its a redistribution scheme at its core.mtlboy wrote: ↑Mar 19th, 2017 9:52 amYou have to think deeper about the economic and social impact a carbon tax has on a population. So, I'm not sure if you have an economics background but think about a carbon tax as sort of a forced inflation. So, people who consume more are already taxed more, but you also hurt lower income earners because everything rises in price. There are increased transportation costs, and guess what, goods get transported. You also hurt manufacturers because consumers look for cheaper substitutes than buying locally and considering how many free trade deals we have, that means purchasing down south or overseas. In the day of the internet, it's easier now than ever, which is why I don't think the liberals thoroughly thought this through. So, while the libbies have stated it will be a revenue neutral tax, it really just forces people to spend more while pretending they are doing good. That's really all it takes to please that segment (ie. liberals). You are better off taking all your foreign aid money, that usually just ends up being siphoned to the rich in the countries you are pledging it to, and using that to promote cleaner tech versus coming up with a hurtful carbon tax.
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