Why Abbott has won the carbon tax debate

It only takes some insight from Google to recognise that Tony Abbott's emotive rhetoric on the carbon price has won out.

Words are powerful things that can be loaded with emotion.  The word ‘tax’ in particular is ingrained with negative feeling. That’s why Tony Abbott, ever since he took over the leadership of the Liberal Party, has wanted people to think of a carbon price as a ‘carbon tax’ and not a ‘carbon trading’ scheme. It looks as if he has succeeded.

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