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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Not sure how any money is "redistributed to the wealthy".

    There's been enough talk about "middle income welfare" and of course that is what people normally talk about when they say money going to people who don't need it. (eg. private health care rebate, child care rebate etc).

    However, given the amount of "middle class welfare" that's available at the moment, I'd like to see an example of where this has even been suggested to be increased at a cost of lower income welfare.

    I am sure that there will be cuts to the "middle class welfare" under the next government - no matter who gets in. There will also undoubtably be tax changes.

    But taking money from those that need it and redistributing it to the wealthy? I'd seriously like to see an example of that - because I can't fathom any time it happens.
    Yes I don't understand this sentiment either.
    Higher income earners pay higher tax just for a start nevermind childcare, PHI and the list goes on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    No one has yet talked about Waste No. 1.
    A $6.6 billion dollar blowout over 4 years due to failed border protection policies.
    It will be interesting to see what Swan does in the budget considering that there have already been nearly 9000 boat arrivals this year already. They had only budgeted for 450 a month!
    This will be interesting. It's such a huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    There has been quite a lot of BB/school bonus/welfare threads in the last couple of years and yep, that's what is said I found it ironic that a while ago when they cut the BB $400 (before they cut it another 2k later) people were saying 'if $400 is going to make that much difference then you shouldn't even be having more kids'. Then a few weeks later complained at having the PHI rebate cut back and how they could no longer afford it lol

    So yes it's most certainly been said on here lots of times
    I'm not picking this quote out in particular but I just wanted to comment on the phi rebate cut back. One of the biggest bug bears I have about this is that it was an absolute pay day for the PHI'ers. As someone who has phi I lost count of the number of times my premium went up each year yet I get often sweet FA in return. But I have to have it or I get slugged by the Medicare levy if I don't have phi. When the rebate was cut, well surprise surprise no cuts to my monthly phi bills. That's what I was p!ssed about (not that I was someone involved with those threads I'm just talking generally).

    Personally the phi rebate was a disaster from day 1 and should never have been introduced. But I also believe that about the baby bonus. It was a complete load of vote buying cr@p. I knew so many people earning over $500k a year who got it. It should have been redirected into benefits for those who truly need it. It wasn't middle class welfare, but upper class welfare as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    In deliriums defence this could have been me. I can't remember specifically but it's possible.

    I whinged about cuts to private health insurance rebates (makes having phi really not worth it for middle income earners. I pay $300+ per month now and still had a big mammoth bill of $7,00 when I have a kid in the private system. It's a rort.

    And although I'm not for cutting the baby bonus "if $400 is going to mean the difference between making it or breaking it then perhaps you should rethink getting pregnant" sounds like something I would have said.

    I'm not sure though, so don't shoot me yet!
    Haha fair enough! I actually agree that if $400 is a deciding factor in whether you can afford a baby then you definitely should not do it! However that doesn't mean I actually think the $400 should be taken away if you know what I mean. I'm from the UK so I find the whole concept of the baby bonus a bit odd to be honest, but that's just because its not something I grew up with.

    And I agree that PHI is a rort. After paying stupidly high premiums I ended up going public as it would still have cost me $7-10k to go private to have a baby. Mad.

    We have dropped our hospital cover for the coming financial year so that, net, our PHI isn't costing us more. We have kept the extras as we actually use those a lot. Unfortunately I think the public hospital system will suffer as the PHI companies aren't going to lower their premiums any time soon.

    I work three days and after tax, childcare (which is $80 AFTER rebate) and parking (which I need for childcare drop off and pick up) I actually only get pay equivalent to 1.5 days work. So we are far worse off then we were pre-baby. Man I miss those DINK days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post

    I work three days and after tax, childcare (which is $80 AFTER rebate) and parking (which I need for childcare drop off and pick up) I actually only get pay equivalent to 1.5 days work. So we are far worse off then we were pre-baby. Man I miss those DINK days!
    We are too. But I imagine that would be true of the majority. Having kids costs money and someone usually sacrifices an income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    We are too. But I imagine that would be true of the majority. Having kids costs money and someone usually sacrifices an income.
    Oh yes I know that! But still wistful for those DINK days

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    Yes, Labor are sooo terrible. As of today we still maintain our AAA credit rating. Just awful. The most depressing thing I have ever read, not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Yes, Labor are sooo terrible. As of today we still maintain our AAA credit rating. Just awful. The most depressing thing I have ever read, not.
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    Love how people conveniently forget that important piece of information!
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