+ Reply to Thread
Page 7 of 17 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 163
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,532
    Thanks
    1,313
    Thanked
    1,390
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to OurLittleBlessing For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (26-02-2013),Busy-Bee  (26-02-2013),Ellewood  (26-02-2013)

  3. #62
    Busy-Bee's Avatar
    Busy-Bee is offline Offending people since before Del :D
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    11,183
    Thanks
    3,664
    Thanked
    4,704
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!
    Murdoch press, 'nuff said.

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Busy-Bee For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (26-02-2013),Ellewood  (26-02-2013),OurLittleBlessing  (26-02-2013)

  5. #63
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Show me your analysis of how the 15,000 jobs were merely a drain on the economy in Qld.
    You live in Queensland. Tell me, what has changed since those jobs were cut? Have you seen a drop in services? If so, where?

  6. #64
    lambjam's Avatar
    lambjam is offline Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    7,177
    Thanks
    2,062
    Thanked
    4,956
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Your spot on!

    The government shouldn't be responsible for paying lower income earners a school bonus. Pay for your own child's education! And who is paying for it is the higher income earner paying a ridiculas amount of tax.
    To clarify, I don't agree with this. I believe that all children should be entitled to a free education, and believe this should include all the necessary resources (pens, books, excursions). However I do not believe that most of the recipients of the bonus actually need it to buy these things, that their children would have gone without but for what is a very recent policy. For most recipients I believe it's in the "nice to have" box, the kind of box that might buy a few votes, but isn't very financially prudent.

  7. #65
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,603
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Murdoch press, 'nuff said.
    It got plenty of press. But the Labor government can't keep their head above water for long before they create another disaster of their own making. The press has to move on.

    Does Murdoch control the Fairfax press? Why is this Murdoch's problem?

  8. #66
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,848
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,895
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    The bonus has been around several years, just in the past you did it with your tax. Maybe the answer is to reduce the means test Jam? so that those on say under 50k, who really do need it, get it.

  9. #67
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    823
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!
    This is wat i thought to my accountant said it really makes no difference as they are recouping the money somewhere else from us she didnt specify so that is probably why

  10. #68
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,532
    Thanks
    1,313
    Thanked
    1,390
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post

    Does Murdoch control the Fairfax press? Why is this Murdoch's problem?
    That is a whole other can of worms...

  11. #69
    lambjam's Avatar
    lambjam is offline Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    7,177
    Thanks
    2,062
    Thanked
    4,956
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    The bonus has been around several years, just in the past you did it with your tax. Maybe the answer is to reduce the means test Jam? so that those on say under 50k, who really do need it, get it.
    Yes, I have no problem at all with the genuinely needy receiving this kind of assistance. Those for whom "back to school" means a dent in the grocery bill, as opposed to doing without a luxury item for the month... that's just budgeting

  12. #70
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yes, Father, show us exactly where the 20,000 extra jobs created in the APS weren't needed, or are a drain. Where are you getting this information. Or is it just something that Tony Abbott said so it must be true?

    And, we talk about budgets and financials. At the last election the Liberals had a 70 billion dollar black hole in their budget, no mention of that I see. Or do you only find fault with the "other side" rather than finding fault where there is fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    *sigh*
    I am telling my better self that I shouldn't be responding but she's not listening.



    Unfortunate?
    How is maintaining a hospital or school so it's functional a drain on the economy?
    What an incredibly callous thing to say.

    Show me your analysis of how the 15,000 jobs were merely a drain on the economy in Qld. Your comments suggest either troll behaviour or a chronic lack of regard as well as a basic understanding of economics. I can only speak of the people I know who have lost their jobs but they were ALL productive members of society. Queensland now has the highest rate of unemployment in 4 years but that's ok because that's the federal government's issue.

    I don't know what some people think public servants do all day. I think there is some misconception that they all have cushy 10am-2pm desk jobs of making people fill out forms and filing. I have found the public servants some of the hardest working people I have ever encountered. I have worked with plenty who regularly went above and beyond the call of duty to get jobs done.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Would the economy collapse if...
    By Susan Mac in forum Social Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-05-2012, 11:24
  2. Tony Ferguson
    By jazzcait in forum Weightloss & Fitness Challenges
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-04-2012, 11:04

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Einsteinz Music
Make music at Einsteinz Music in age-appropriate class in Sydney's Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or North Shore. For ages 6 mths - 4 yrs. All music is live! Christmas Gift certificates available for full term or casual classes. Call 0431 338 143
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting Education
Providing private, personalised antenatal childbirth & parenting education to expectant parents in the comfort of their own home. Sessions are flexible, including everything that hospital based programs cover. Click to find out more!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!