The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism

Wow! Did Tony Abbott really say that? This is from The Daily Caller and relayed on Drudge:

Australia’s newly elected prime minister pulled no punches when giving his thoughts on the country’s carbon tax, which he says must be abolished as quickly as possible.

‘The carbon tax is bad for the economy and it doesn’t do any good for the environment,’ Abbott told The Washington Post. ‘Despite a carbon tax of $37 a ton by 2020, Australia’s domestic emissions were going up, not down. The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism, and that’s why it’s going to get abolished.’

‘If the Labor Party wants to give the people of Australia a Christmas present, they will vote to abolish the carbon tax. It was damaging the economy without helping the environment. It was a stupid tax. A misconceived tax,’ Abbott added.

Using the s-word to describe socialists. We really are in a new world.

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