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Tim Costello slams middle-class Australians for their ‘huge sense of victimhood’

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Hello all,

Please read the link below and provide any positions or opinions you have.

http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/finance-news/2019/06/07/tim-costello-world-vision/
Posted by NathanJ, Sunday, 9 June 2019 5:38:47 PM
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Costello's salary was $316,000 plus in 2017. A fair whack from the donations of people on far less than that. He wouldn't have a clue. Was always a nasty, people-hater; never a good word to say about anyone - always whining and demanding money. A typical example of hate-your-own-people. Good riddance to him.
Posted by ttbn, Sunday, 9 June 2019 7:15:02 PM
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Personally I would much rather the Government gave more to countries and people that needed it instead of giving millions or even billions to charlatans in the gw scam. What a waste it was for the Qld Government to spend more than 300000 on Gore to make schoolgirls cry and to facilitate Jacki Trad going weak at the knees.
Posted by runner, Sunday, 9 June 2019 8:34:05 PM
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Chief bludger of a bludging organisation.

Nothing he ever said was anything but a waste of CO2 laced hot air.
Posted by Hasbeen, Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:52:03 PM
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Nathan j in asking the question you got your answer in a far different way than expected
Every reply seems to confirm the bloke has got it right
Even hate, directed at him, because he dared to highlight the great gulf between the haves and the have nots
Once, seemingly no longer [at least here] we cared for others
Some now get joy out of blaming the poor for being poor
Relax, while it is true we have many more who think like that, this place is not representative of the real world
Posted by Belly, Monday, 10 June 2019 7:00:17 AM
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The pathetically small amount of foreign aid we give to the Pacific region, Vanuatu $70m and Fiji $65m to name two. No one should be surprised if a more generous benefactor such as the Peoples Republic of China should step in and pick up the slack. In return the grateful Islanders could offer the Chinese a mutual partnership, whereby the Chinese set up military bases etc on the islands, point their missiles westward towards any belligerent nations that keep sucking up to that super belligerent nation to the east. That would keep everyone happy, Australia keeps it money for middle class welfare, the Islanders get much needed aid, and the Chinese feel a little bit safer from perceived aggressors. win, win, win situation.
Posted by Paul1405, Monday, 10 June 2019 11:01:16 AM
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Paul you and I will have very different views than most here on aid
Aid was first given to help people live better lives even stay alive
But huge schemes like the Colombo plan existed to lift whole nations out of poverty
Unfortunately it then became based on politics, friend v enemies
Too nothing more than payment to true despotes, for support
We must one day restart aid, purpose humanity not politics
See the needy not the greedy get it
More much more, than ever before
In doing that we will build a better world and decrease the need for mass migration/refugees flows
A Billion dollars in food would right now, save some south American states from a coming tragedy
Posted by Belly, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:21:59 PM
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Dear Hasbeen,

How's it going old cock? Good?

So you don't have much time for Pete and World Vision. So what charity do you think does a far better job then?
Posted by SteeleRedux, Monday, 10 June 2019 4:34:55 PM
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actually Steelie it is Tim Costello not Peter.
Posted by runner, Monday, 10 June 2019 5:41:36 PM
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Foreign aid has always been a contentious issue.
There are those who will argue that we
should look after our own first. Then there are
those who will say that foreign aid gives us
good relations with our neighbours and gigantic
leverages which makes policies like PNG solution
possible. Others may point out that funding
secular in Indonesia prevents the spread of
fundamentalist Islam. Others may claim that it's
the "nice" thing to do.

My opinion is that foreign aid should be
untouchable. Is shouldn't be about strategy or
being nice.

It's about sharing our wealth. We have an
incredibly high standard of living compared to
our geographic neighbours and the idea that
we can't afford to spend a fraction of our
wealth in helping others is nonsense.

Foreign aid is the logical outcome of our
rich (proesperous) and democratic culture.
Decisions to cut that aid is
one that brings into question the humanism that
underpins that culture.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 10 June 2019 6:01:04 PM
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cont'd ...

Excuse my typos in my previous post. Also
my comments on "secular" I meant in reference
to schools. Funding secular schools may
in Indonesia may prevent the spread of
fundamentalist Islam.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 10 June 2019 6:05:24 PM
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Dear runner,

You said;

“actually Steelie it is Tim Costello not Peter.”

However Hasbeen rather distinctly said;

“Nothing he ever said was anything but a waste of CO2 laced hot air.”

As Pete certainly fits that description to a tee and his brother most certainly does not then any reasonable person would assume he was referring to dear old Pete.
Posted by SteeleRedux, Monday, 10 June 2019 7:20:06 PM
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"Some now get joy out of blaming the poor for being poor"

The poor most certainly are to be blamed for being poor.
Why?
Because they chose to be poor.
Why did they choose it?
- By default -
Because they did not make the choices that would've otherwise lead them to NOT being poor.

Geez some people are dumb.
Try using your brain once in a while.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Thursday, 13 June 2019 4:48:51 AM
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