A simpler more transparent and cost- effective approach
TO just show the lies of the Liberal party and its insanity regarding climate change and carbon tax I will state what is said by Sherri K. Stuewer, ExxonMobil Vice President of Environmental Policy and Planning.
ExxonMobil believes that the risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions to society and ecosystems are serious enough to warrant action.
ExxonMobil agrees with many of the world’s leading economists and commentators that a revenue neutral carbon tax or greenhouse gas emissions fee
Sherri K. Stuewer would be a much simpler, more transparent and more cost-effective approach, it would create a uniform and predictable cost on green- house gas emissions across the economy, and it lends itself to a global application.
A carbon tax is much more ef f i ci ent administratively since it can be largely built upon the existing tax infrastructure.
Finally, making the carbon tax ‘‘ revenue-neutral’’ means that it cannot merely be used to increase government income.
Instead money from a revenue neutral carbon tax w o u l d b e r e t u r n e d o r recycled to the economy through reductions in other taxes such as those on labour and capital.
Making the carbon
tax revenue-neutral provides a way to reduce the burden of emission reductions on the average family.
Combined with additional advances i n energy ef - ficiency and new technologies driven by free market innovation, a well designed revenue-neutral carbon tax could play a significant role in addressing the challenge of rising emissions in the world.
Liberals must believe that ignorance is bliss because they are surely the most i g norant o p p o s i t i o n we have had for decades. IAN BRAGG,