Infini wrote: »
I'm personally of the view that a "Carbon Tax" is just an excuse to extract money from people nothing more nothing less. I'm not ignoring the environmental issue's either but something like this should only be happening once environmentally friendly and viable options are available and on stream. People don't have much of a choice when alternative's aren't readily available.
fritzelly wrote: »
Are you talking about thishttps://www.thejournal.ie/carbon-tax-2-4563817-Mar2019/
"acknowledges that a carbon price trajectory to €80 per tonne by 2030 would play an important role in the State’s response to climate change"
So instead of finding alternative/better ways lets just tax the crap out of everyone so we can pretend it doesn't really exist
And that headline doesn't even indicate the true cost - from €50 euro per year to €200 for the average user, not the spin of increasing it to €80
The government doesn't care about the fines as they will just keep passing the charge onto the average Joe Bloggs through more taxation
Even when you don't pay the carbon tax you are hit with the PSO levy to fund renewable energies - I see that is happening everywhere not.
TheQuietFella wrote: »
A ban or a tax on plastic would be more appropriate!