Are you prepared to pay more to save the planet?

Are you prepared to pay more to save the planet?The Government's environmental carbon emissions trading scheme will include help for people on low incomes to cope with the electricity price rises that will follow.
Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday said the trading scheme,…
[NZ Politics]

If Labour thinks it is onto a winner with it's new tax on living environment policy intiatives then the Herald opinion page is going to be teeth grinding reading.

Giving rebates to the so-called poor won't help them one little bit, in fact it will drive the middle more firmly into National's warm embrace. people will start to consider whether the poor are in fact pulling their own weight or weighing us all down.

I for one don't believe that paying a tax for "polluting" is going to solve anything other then enrich the government further. Please explain how higher electricity prices and petrol prices will "save the planet" and from what?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.