Also yes they are paying tax and paying more percentage which is fair, but you have to remember that percentage In dollars is a huge amount of their pay gone.
And I'm not saying they shouldn't be taxed but can understand their frustrations too.
ETA: my feeling is also that there are more SAHMs than working mums which would also imply that family incomes are generally lower (of course there are always exceptions).
Just my perception of the forum and I've been around a while
Also ETA: I'm not including mums on mat leave
Last edited by kw123; 07-02-2013 at 11:12.
I would imagine she's referring to things like PHI rebate etc It's mainly middle-high income earners who could afford the top covers and therefore get the highest rebates and biggest benefit. Possibly also FHOG.
My DP pays loads of tax, and has to plan for it as a business owner as opposed to the convenience of it coming out of his wages. I've never heard him complain... I don't think it pays to think about it really, I don't. I'm a citizen, my duty is to pay my taxes *shrug*
In the interest of bringing this thread back on topic of the school bonus, I'm going to start a new thread on taxes, as I think there are a lot of misconceived ideas re: income etc.
(Actually I was planning on it anyway, but reading the direction this thread has gone this morning, it seems pertinent to now )
Many middle to high income earners on bh (my family included) don't want to see the school kids bonus axed and see value in it.
We're not all capitalist snobs I'm really happy for my taxes to go towards things that will benefit children have a better education and things that take the burden off struggling families.
You also really never know anything about a persons wealth either. We may earn lots (and yes we pay heaps of tax) but we also support siblings and family members who are low income earners. So you really just never know.
Last edited by Clementine Grace; 07-02-2013 at 12:08.
Things like PHI rebate and childcare assistance I think differently about but that's another thread!
I love how people are upset with the idea of scrapping the school kids bonus. Don't you realise that the school kids bonus was actually a way for the labor government to cut costs by scrapping being able to claim school expenses back on your tax?
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