Last edited by Clementine Grace; 03-02-2013 at 22:13.
Like I said earlier I've only ever earned up to 40k but I don't get why high income earners get such ridicule. Can someone explain to me just because they earn more they are less of a human?? I couldn't care less and goodluck to them I say!!
Clementine Grace (03-02-2013)
I don't necessarily think of a combined income family of $150,000 as being high income. Depending on where one lives cost of living (rent, mortgage, daycare) can be very high. It's not as if those families can afford to pop off to Paris for the weekend.
I love all these people who still hold the view that labour looks after the working class. Labour has done so much damage to our export and manufacturing industries during their time in office that it's ridiculous. And it's not the head honchos of those industries that are suffering, it's the lower end workers.
I think that parents of school kids should get some money to help out, whether through the tax benefit out direct, even public school is expensive and kids are always a good investment.
The phi is a good thing because it helps to take some pressure off the public system, and even with phi private care is crazily expensive. Although I do agree that prices needlessly went up when it came in.
First home bonus should go, spend the money releasing more low cost land rather than letting it all go through private developers.
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No one has called high income earners selfish or nasty, if anything I've so far read low income earners to no not be hard workers or somehow lesser than.
I went to uni and worked hard before kids, dh worked his way up in construction from a measly paid apprentice, we still don't earn 150k plus because I don't work but its close. We don't struggle and I don't need any benefit, just so you know I'm not calling anyone names or think you people are 'rich' 'nasty' 'greedy'
But the average family on an average income does struggle and taking away benefits that's a necessity like school is wrong, it will hurt and cost more in the long run.
I asked where you prefer the money saved goes? It's not going on education or services, and are you going to feel the same way about gov spending if they announce tax cuts for high income earners?
It's almost like people are saying low income earners don't deserve help to meet basic needs and high income earners should have more. ?
I have heard high income earners complain plenty over time about their lack of tax breaks and then complain that tax breaks for the poorer is a waste of government money. Just statements of 'rich people work their guts out, work harder, have more stress and pay more tax' To me it sounds like saying high income earners deserve more. It's fine if you need more, but I don't think it's right to also want to take away from others.
And I'm not talking about you and if you support it, but you asked why I think that.
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