April 18th, 2011 at 08:59am
An email to 2GB’s Alan Jones
Good morning Alan,
I enjoyed your interview with Tim Wilson about the carbon tax’s ridiculous complexity and costliness.
You might like to know that I am already seeing evidence that this tax will be rorted, thwarted and otherwise cheated, either mistakenly or on purpose. For example, I recently hired a car from Hertz for about four weeks. At the end of the rental I received a receipt from Hertz which had printed on it “Carbon emissions from this rental were approximately 0.00 grams”.
The question this leads me to is, what kind of gigantic government bureaucracy is going to be needed to enforce this monstrosity? And given the problems which Tim pointed out with working out the amount of carbon emissions for something as simple as a birthday cake, how many people are going to make mistakes and be fined by the tax office for it?
This tax will be a disaster if it ever happens. We must stop it.
Keep up the good work.
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