Carbon tax on the way - The Irish Times - Tue, Aug 04, 2009
There never has been a tax so ill conceived as this.FIVE YEARS after it was supposed to happen, a carbon tax and a climate change Bill may finally make it to the floor of the Dáil. John Gormley has received Cabinet approval to draft a climate change Bill that will set down principles in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and provide the mechanisms to deliver on them. Although the legislation will have to be cleared with Fianna Fáil, Taoiseach Brian Cowen is unlikely to persevere with the objections of his predecessor.
This Govt, and opposition it must be said, are devoid of common sense.
The people will have to rise up and be counted and oppose such a tax.