Yep, the PHI rebate is generally much higher than the school bonus. In fact, if I factor in the PHI rebate + the $457 I just got back from Medicare I am a real scammer and taxpayers would hate me!!! All of those taxpayer dollars for my lifestyle choice of being healthy and all.
At the end of the day everyone is going to get some form of rebate, no matter how much or little they earn. If your going to be taxed out if your pay, council rates, water rate, gst and pretty much everything else we put money towards, then everyone at some point should receive something in return if you are a contributor to the tax income of our country.
Of course the low income earners should and deserve the highest rebates however.
And let us not forget the ones who bludgeon off the system, receive state housing, drink, smoke and have fox (and I've seen many of these in the suburbs I used to live in with a high amount of state housing). These people should be stripped and housing given to single parents, struggling families, seniors who cannot afford housing or general living bills ect, disabled and unwell people in our community. But how come this never happens? How do they get away with that??? How can we stop it? That's what our government should be looking into.
Last edited by MummaJez; 06-02-2013 at 13:26.
It is the minority of people who think the poor don't deserve anything.
I do know that attitude, and it's unfortunate. A friend of mine from school (I went to a very working class school/area) honestly thinks people sould be kicked off things like newstart/parenting payments/anything like school bonus and "get off their a$$" and her, as a middle income earner, should receive more due to the taxes she pays I'm sad to hear her speak like this, she has completely forgotten her roots and it's a kick in the teeth to our teachers who taught us better than that.
I think if you look at the rebates from CCR, the PHI rebates, solar rebates, FHOG etc the middle-higher earners cannot complain about a measley $400 school bonus for education.
So in some ways it's a generalisation and in some it's right on the mark.
Its not like its a luxury to live in a public house on centrelink payments.
I don't envy anyone who lives like that and I wouldn't want to make them homeless instead or increase crime rates by taking it all away.
I wasn't referring to helping low income families as unnecessary spending or a waste, not at all!!
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