Oh peanutmonkey, the poor peeps are just lazy. And greedy. Tis the only explanation.
I'm logging off now before I get in trouble lol.
One more thing before I go just because I cant help myself...
I think that one of the biggest lies of capitalism is 'if you just work hard enough, you too will be wealthy'. While this is true for some, it is definitely not true for all, or even most.
It would be well to remember, that all of us, whether we like it or not, may need welfare at some point. It really isn't that hard to fall off the middle income wagon. All we would need is a really juicy recession, just like they had overseas. I have many friends overseas, highly educated who had high flying careers and getting paid shedloads now living at home with their parents on the dole, because there is no work. Nadda, nothing.
I find the holier than thou attitude about welfare quite strange really.
Agree Beebs, plus i'd hate to think of anyone getting sick or injured or ending up unable to work for any period of time, it can happen to anybody and your situation can change dramatically one day and you yourself may need that welfare support.
Tax evasion is a serious problem for the country. Asking all people to pay the correct amount of tax is not akin to asking "rich people to throw their hard earned dollar up in the air".
Sent from my pho....oh who am I kidding. It's rarely used as a phone
Im studying too. I am sure ill get a well paying job when I'm done.
I know that I won't just have that job all because as an individual I'm better or somehow more deserving. I will have it because I'm in the fortunate position that I got the correct support from many different people, and that enables me to study. Others are not as fortunate.
Im in that position because someone loans me a car to use as no banks will currently lend to me, others are not so lucky.
im in this position because I have family help me with my son whilst I work and study. Others are not so lucky.
Im in this position because of previous study that I was able to do thanks to the fact that my family cared about my education, others are not so lucky.
Many people have jobs because corporations create jobs to enable them ( the corporations) to make more money. Others are not so lucky, as big corporations are notorious for making as much as they can for share hiders, the bottom line matters, so they will cut penalty rates and jobs if the opportunity arises.
Are you supported by him by your husband? What makes you more deserving of support then single mothers?
Lets not pretend that our society isn't run on a system that celebrates some people simply because of their wealth and ability to exploit and penalises others, without recognising that their are multiple ways to contribute to society. $$$ Should not come before human rights and compassion.
I used to be married to someone who earned a lot of money. I wasn't poor, and I still felt the same way I do now.
Hmm honestly there are to many circumstances out there where yes people do get ahead. But by my experience and we live solely on benefits DH gets DSP and I get carers pension / plus allowance then we get rent assistance and FTB A and B. we don't drive, we rent , we pay money on utilities fortnightly we allow ourselves $40 each a fortnight to do as we want with and DD gets a little something special each fortnight. We do lay buys for birthdays and Christmas and we have meds to buy and public transport to pay for. After all is accounted for and I work to a tight budget we have $30 left over to live off or if something comes up it isn't very liveable but we make it work cause we have too. For some people working just isn't possible
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