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Abbott's deep-seated view: carbon tax is "an octopus"
28/09/2012 - Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the federal government believes it has "got away" with the carbon tax and will impose more taxes.
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Visiting a seafood distributor in Sydney on Thursday, Abbott said businesses were experiencing a "triple whammy" of higher power prices, more costly refrigerant gases and, from 2014, an increase in transport costs due to the carbon tax.
"What people are starting to understand is this is an octopus embracing the whole of our economy," Abbott told reporters.
He said observers of parliament would have seen Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Environment Minister Tony Burke saying "the carbon tax doesn't matter ... the carbon tax hasn't hurt".
"You know what that means — that means taxes are going up," Abbott said.
"Any government that thinks it's got away with the carbon tax is going to put up taxes again and again."
He linked reports Labor was considering higher taxes on superannuation for the wealthy, in a bid to shore up the projected 2012/13 budget surplus, as examples of its "class war taxes".
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