Your say: Carbon tax was 'socialism'
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has likened the carbon tax to "socialism masquerading as environmentalism" in a bid to goad the Opposition into helping scrap the carbon tax. What are your thoughts?
- "...There's a difference between conservative ideology, and being an obtuse fool. Abbott's incorrect usage of the word 'socialist' is evidence of this. If you agree with Abbott's assertion that the Carbon Tax was socialism, then you aren't being conservative - you're being ignorant." - srfx via comments
- "Bluster and bullying do not make for good policy or a good Prime Minister." - tree frog via comments
- "In a week for he and his team have been looking pretty silly with their ridiculous comments against the impact of climate change, with even people in other parts of the world telling him that he is wrong, he is now finding an alternative reason for removing the carbon pricing." - oldchook via comments
- No. I don't agree. No socialism at all left with the ALP. It was just another tax to put the real cost of electricity back onto the consumer. It was really a move away from socialism where the state used to subsidise the people. From socialism to user pays capitalism called environmentalism overnight; that's what it was!