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Family In Melbourne Charged A Carbon Tax For Burying Their Loved One. Get Ready For The Same To Happen In America.

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Family slugged with 'carbon tax fee' for funeral
Ali Best, ninemsn


A Melbourne family who claim they were slugged an extra $55 "carbon tax charge" when burying a relative were told "even the dead don't escape the carbon tax".

Erica Maliki and her family were burying her father-in-law at Springvale Cemetery when she was told the price per burial plot had increased because of the carbon tax.

Her father-in-law died on June 30, the day before the carbon tax was introduced, and was buried early last week.

"I thought to myself, 'What carbon could possibly be used by putting a man in a grave?'" Ms Maliki said.

"All they did was put the dirt back in. How can they charge us a carbon tax for burying someone?"

Ms Maliki's son Zaid said the cemetery's receptionist told his sister-in-law "even the dead don't escape the carbon tax".

"We are pretty upset… that comment was a kick in the guts," he said.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said it would be "reprehensible" if any cemetery was taking advantage of grieving families by overcharging them for funerals.

The ACCC, which is investigating three companies accused of blaming the tax for price hikes, said it would be willing to investigate the claims.

Source: Herald Sun

Read More: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8496121

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  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/07/10 03:33:27
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    Yes it is coming here soon. The facts are that we have given authority for the UN in tax us with one. Another reason for us to get rid of every person in Congress regardless of party.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/09 08:22:55
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    Absurd,and totaly insensitive
  • uguess 2012/07/09 07:30:56
    Environmental Nazis Coming To A City Near You.
    uguess
  • Bozette 2012/07/09 07:22:15
    Environmental Nazis Coming To A City Near You.
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    +4
    That is simply rude.
  • Katherine 2012/07/09 06:48:24
    Environmental Nazis Coming To A City Near You.
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    +5
    Like I've said, the only point of it is tyranny.
  • sglmom 2012/07/09 05:58:00
    Environmental Nazis Coming To A City Near You.
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    +6
    Gives a whole new meaning to TAX us to DEATH ..
    (actually TAX us BEYOND death .. )

    taxing the dead
  • Katherine sglmom 2012/07/09 06:50:36
    Katherine
    +5
    Ben Franklin said "The only things certain in life are death and taxes."
    Looks like the radical left has managed to combine the two?
  • Bozette sglmom 2012/07/09 07:24:12
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    +5
    Been doing that for years with estate/inheritance taxes...it's just getting a bit more personal now. Isn't this disgusting?
  • sglmom Bozette 2012/07/09 15:23:59
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    +3
    Looks like Government is bound and determined to STEAL everything we've worked hard to earn .. every last penny (especially after we are deceased and can't talk about it anymore).
  • Bozette sglmom 2012/07/13 11:06:14
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    +1
    What is so disgusting are those who work hard all their lives and just want to leave their kids the farm or business they labored for their whole lives only to have the kids have to sell it to pay those taxes.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/07/09 05:45:45
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    As Australia goes, so will the rest of the westernized world.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/07/09 05:27:31
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    +8
    YES, AL GORE the SORE LOSER HAD PROPOSE THE SAME TAX. HE

    CALLED IT DEATH TAX!
  • themadh... LADY LI... 2012/07/09 06:07:02
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    +5
    The scumbag didn't have the integrity to call it a death tax. He called it an "estate tax".
  • LADY LI... themadh... 2012/07/09 06:40:31
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +3
    THANKS, BROTHER! YOU'RE RIGHT!
  • Icarus 2012/07/09 04:41:01
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    We do need carbon taxes but that's no reason to allow organisations to take advantage of people by overcharging.
  • zbacku Icarus 2012/07/09 15:24:19
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    How's all those taxes helping your country?
    In America we believe that a government needs to stay our of our lives and let us continue in Liberty as our Constitution allows.
  • Icarus zbacku 2012/07/09 15:32:03
    Icarus
    That's great in theory but what happens when there's a global problem that very very few people are going to be motivated to address off their own bat? It's a 'Tragedy of the Commons' problem - look it up. The Earth's atmosphere is a common resource, literally every single person on the planet uses it and depends upon it, and we can all individually say "Well what difference does it make if I pollute the atmosphere or not? I'm only 1 in 7 billion". How do you suggest we address that problem if not by taxes or some other means that apply equally to everyone?

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