I am sorry but if I earned what you did I would not care, I did not care I earned $70000 and we CHOSE not to claim anything. I know you may see it as unfair but your income is to high to complain, I recently started training and lost half my wage to daycare, allowed bugger all benefit, I would be earning more being at home on benefits! I would LOVE to be in a postion where I did not NEED assistance. People just need to live within their means.
You are quite correct that people need to live within their means. No one here has said they shouldn't.
The figure I quoted as how much tax a person earning 250k pays was not reflective of my income - far from it.
As I've said - I'm not even sure if this will affect me or not.
However, with regards to the people who it definitely will affect - the complaint seems to be with the fact that this is like another tax rise for higher income earners.
If you do pay private health insurance - you pay more, if you choose not to have private health insurance - you pay more medicare levy surcharge.
It just seems to be another thing in the way of extra costs incurred.
I will eat my hat if the Carbon tax ends up with people being ahead with lower income earners receiving rebates. In years to come the rebates will not be able to be sustained.
How much will the lower to middle income earners be told it's alright to complain - it was just a rebate to help you in the beginning? Meanwhile the higher income earners won't complain about cuts to rebates for the Carbon tax as they never received any in the first place - so they just have to "suck it up" and not complain as they are earning more money in the first place.....
Last edited by Mod-pegasus; 20-02-2012 at 23:11.
Not that others who are lower to middle income earners don't send their kids to private school, do use public transport (which is highly subsidised) or pay for private health.
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