Night Owl (04-02-2013)
We earn well above what the threshold is for any middle class welfare besides the CCR and I'm grateful that we are in a position to not require assistance.
I am extremely aware that things like the School Kids Bonus and FTB are so very needed by many parents and think that taking it away is typical of the Liberal Governments views on families in need.
It really irks me that so many who earn high incomes are so begrudging of those who require some assistance. I mean its a few hundred dollars a year that is put to good use in educating our future generation!!
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I have no idea why Abbot thinks this is a smart move. Lower income people are bound to spend more (probably the whole amount) of the $400. Thus stimulating the economy more. The richer you are, the more you save.
What irks me is the attitude that if you're wealthy then you automatically work "so much harder" than a lower income worker. As a generalisation I think it might be the other way around... But with this said, I do get there would be hard workers and not so hard workers across all income levels!
I think its a good idea. The country needs to save money to survive long term, seems the government throws money at everyone for everything. Imagine what they could do if they took out baby bonus, schoolkid bonus, child care help 2 days a week for non working parents, etc then they can take that money and find other things to spend it on like helping more with child care and before and after school care for parents that depend on it to work.
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