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The Forum > General Discussion > Itís Official, the Hockey/Abbott Budget Slugs the Poor.

Itís Official, the Hockey/Abbott Budget Slugs the Poor.

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Despite the spin about sharing the burden, the truth is out. The Abbott governments budget is designed to make the poorest sections of the community carry the can of budget cuts, whilst protecting the rich from any real monitory pain. This is not some political point scoring by the opposition Labor Party, but facts supplied by the impartial Treasury, facts Abbott and Hockey have been trying to hide from the Australian people, but the truth is now out... The analystís reveals low income households would be $842 a year worse off, because of the budget measures, while the average high income family will lose only a paltry $71 a year. This does not include the $7 Medicare co-payment, which would see the poor even worse off.
Hopefully the Senate cross benches will call the government to account, and force the conservatives to see the reality of the injustices they are trying to force upon the poorest members of society, and change their ways, before itís too late. We can only hope.
Posted by Paul1405, Monday, 4 August 2014 7:39:57 PM
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I's a dud...

Which is why Eleventy Joe is still trying to sell his Budget in August.....when it was delivered in May.

(Lol!)
Posted by Poirot, Monday, 4 August 2014 10:34:33 PM
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Poverty is a result of lack of imitative in Australia; unless disabled, aged or suffer from ill health. These are the responsibility of taxpayers to support. The young, healthy able bodied should work and make a contribution to society. Taxpayers can contribute to a work for the dole scheme to assist the young get started in work disciplines.
Posted by Josephus, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 8:37:22 AM
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Ar yes, playing the victim again.

You know Paul, the rich would be a little more recipient of the poor if the poor, just for once, appreciated that their very existence and way of life, is provided for, by the rich.

While I'm no longer a high income earner, I do appreciate that my kids can get the support they rely on for their kids, simp,y because we have people in society who go that extra mile, earn the big bucks, and pay the huge taxes that make our provided lives what they are.

Might I remind you that,
The rich don't get a health care card, a rebate on their car rego, or a discount on their rates, subsidized child care, or health care. In fact, they get pretty much NOTHING.
Apart from what they provide FOR THEM SELVES!
So, how about you set about educating the poor to be grateful for the fact that we do live in a society that takes from the rich, to support the poor.

Besides, i doubt the figure that's being circulated takes in to account the amount of hand outs that the poor get. Not from the government by the way, but from the rich. The very ones you seem to despise.
Posted by rehctub, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:24:15 AM
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you would think after Labour/Greens total incompetence that they would shut up. See the NBN was another white elephant that has put future generations in debt and will deny young people jobs. No they will keep yapping showing they have no clue.
Posted by runner, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:37:32 AM
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According to economic experts -

"The miners get a tax cut while the rest of us
get services cut. Scrapping the mining tax will cost
the budget 5.3 billion and will go mainly to the
biggest mining companies."

We're told that, "while this undoubtedly makes voters
like Gina Rhinehart, Twiggy Forrest and Clive Palmer
happy -the rest of us make do with less money funding
health, education and income support for the most
vulnerable."

We're also told that "to replace some of the lost revenue,
the government is planning to hit 300,000 people,
all of them very high income earners - with a deficit
levy."

"Robbing the rich to give to the super rich doesn't
seem to make much sense. But it makes evenless sense
when you realise the so-called debt levy doesn't even
fully pay for the mining tax cut, and it's only temporary.
(It lasts 3 years)."

"So to pay for the miners tax the government is forced into
other tough measures. It will cut $1.9 billion from
pensions, half a billion from Indigenous Affairs and 1.2
billion from unemployment for people under 30. These
effectively rob from the poor to give to the super rich."
Posted by Foxy, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 12:10:42 PM
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