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Nothing in it for me as usual.
Nothing positive for me in it as usual!
There is never anything for me or my partner, we don't exist. I raised my 3 boys without any handouts, baby bonuses or the gross amount of money handed out these days, we bought our house without the 1st home buyers grant, it didnt exist then. What really annoys me is that I lost my job last year for 9mths but I couldnt get a cent in assistance as my partner earnt too much, I couldnt even get a health care card or any help job hunting as I wasn't on benefits but a couple of years ago when he was retrenched he couldnt get anything as I earned $1 too much before tax for him to qualify for anything, the whole lot sucks, I'm not married to him so where is written that I suddenly become his responsibility so I pretty much lived on nothing for that time except for what he could spare. They wonder why people get peeved at all the double standards we are expected to swallow. What happened to you had the kids so they are your responsibility not the governments or anyone elses for that matter.
You raised your 3 boys without any handouts? That's because you had cheap housing to help you through it. Most people back then didn't need help. The 'handouts' for single income families are there to balance out the fact that the income earner is taxed like any regular person, but is supporting at least one other person. If they didn't give assistance to families, they would have to change the way the tax system works and tax people based on FAMILY income rather than individual income.
It sounds like what you want is socialism, but that would annoy you anyway, as you'd be paying a LOT of tax. Google it.
I missed out on all those 'bonuses' too and managed but I certainly don't begrudge people who can get these 'bonuses' today just because I couldn't get them - things are even harder today.
Why don't they tax the banking industry like they do the mining industry? They make billions in profit.
The mining industry makes the largest profits in the country and MUST learn to share their wealth! Did you know the top five wealthiest people in Australia are all big, fat miners living off the fat of this land, eg Balmy Palmer! Their greed is unspeakable and they are not even prepared to pay the paltry mining tax which I think should be increased substantially in order to subsidise the country for the huge environmental disasters these mining companies leave behind. Don't believe the "hype"that mining companies employ huge numbers of Australians - the reality is, they don't and the profits either go straight into their private bank accounts or overseas.
Just like Australia's ship building industries back in the 1970's were destroyed when their profits failed to meet the cost of maintenance, the mining industry will in the future likely be taken over by foreign organisations, and yet another Australian industry and its workers will go.
Its a great budget. No deficit. Benefits for families and the needy. Reduced benefits for the wealthy. What more could you ask. If you are not happy, see if you can find another country to live in that's better. You wont find one
It's easy to have a budget surplus if you fail to include costs for works already committed like the National Broadband Network. Wait until the Carbon Tax hits, and then see if those menial handouts are really all that good. Don't forget that Australia is still borrowing around $100,000,000 a day, which has to be taken into account and paid out for this budget to actually create a surplus.
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